This Agua Fresca is our preferred option when visiting our apiary on hot days. I first discovered it while living in Mexico and thought it was a fantastic, all-natural KoolAid. They said hibiscus would help me keep a flat stomach but with all that delicious food…. I don’t think so!
Hibiscus helps regulate blood pressure and lemongrass helps with anxiety. An added benefit is that bees LOVE the scent of lemongrass (we rub it on empty hives to attract swarms), so hopefully that means they will feel happier and sting us a bit less. This particular tea is enriched with our acacia honey, which provides further energy without overpowering the herbal flavors. Enjoy!
- 1 lt filtered water
- 3 hibiscus flowers
- 5 lemongrass stalks (medium size)
- 3 tbsp acacia honey
Bring half of water to a boil, then turn off the heat.
After a couple minutes, add the hibiscus and the lemongrass. Cover and let steep for 15 minutes
Add the honey and stir well to dilute.
Remove the herbs and add the remaining water.
If serving immediately, pour over ice in a cute pitcher. If taking to go, remember to use reusable plastic or, even better, glass containers!