This Hibiscus Flower Tea Latte Recipe is sponsored by Capresso and may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.
Soothing and relaxing, you’ll be able to unwind with this beautiful herbal tea latte in hand!
Some days making sense of all that needs to be done can be a bit overwhelming but over the years, I have found a few things that I can do to bring me back in focus.
Here’s a few of my favorite tips to create slow-living lifestyle:
- Breathing, simply slowing down and taking a few deep breaths do amazingly help and can give you a refreshed clarity.
- Exercise, from easy to high intensity and everything in between, just getting up and moving helps alleviate stress and can give a sense of renewal.
- Making my own favorite blends of herbal teas and taking a few quiet moments to enjoy them and doing this without the noise of being online really helps me take it down a notch.
- Plenty of rest. If I have to wake up early, then I make sure to go to bed early. When those rare moments of not having to be somewhere arise, I turn off my alarm and let my personal body clock do its work, waking up naturally.
- Spending at least 5 – 10 minutes a day sitting in the sun to boost my vitamin D intake, reduce stress and get in some fresh air.
One of those slow living recipes that I find myself enjoying lately, is this hibiscus flower tea latte with a hint of rose water. If you’re aren’t sure of the rose water, you can definitely leave it out or even substitute it with vanilla extract or orange blossom water to suit your taste.
What is Hibiscus?
Hibiscus is a beautiful flower that can come in a variety of colors, but the one that we find most often is the deep pink/red variety. The dried petals are used in teas, and the flowers can be used in many recipes from drinks to desserts.
The health benefits have been taken advantage of for centuries from using to treat upset stomachs to high blood pressure, as well as treating fevers, liver problems, aid in weight loss, and even treat cancer. To read more about the history and use of hibiscus, click here.
How to Make Hibiscus Tea!
Making hibiscus flower tea is simple and straight forward. If you’re wondering where to buy dried hibiscus leaves and flowers, look at your local grocery store. I’ve found them at my local Kroger, Publix, Cost Plus World Market, and of course on Amazon.
All you really need is dried hibiscus flowers, sweetener if you’d like, and freshly boiled water, I love using my Capresso pour over electric kettle for this because I can adjust the temperature exactly the way I like it. Sometimes I make it neat and tidy without the extra froufrou of making a latte. But when I do make a latte, my beloved and probably overworked Capresso milk frother is put to work to create the luxurious steamy, frothy milk ever!
For this hibiscus flower tea latte, I did add the tiniest amount of rose water to zhoosh up my drink. I find this hibiscus rose latte flavor combo to be soothing and calming, something I need in my life A LOT! You can either add it to the tea while it’s steeping or to the steamed milk, it’s all up to you.
If you’re not too keen on the rose flavor, simply leave it out or substitute it for vanilla extract to make a hibiscus vanilla latte, or go with orange extract or orange flower water to create a stunning balance for a more Red Zinger tea feel, making yourself a hibiscus orange tea latte.
Other drink recipes you might like:
- Hibiscus Strawberry Iced Latte, my version of Starbucks Pink Drink.
- Coconut Passion Fruit Iced Latte, another take on a Starbucks drink.
- For more of a dessert and the coffee lover, try this Affogato recipe!
- And here’s how to make southern sweet iced tea, so refreshing!
There are so many ways to make your own homemade blend of dried teas that suit your own taste, and one of those fun kits that I’m loving is this dried herbal tea sampler set.
- 2 teaspoons dried hibiscus flowers, lightly crushed
- ¼ cup freshly boiled water
- 1/4 teaspoon rose water, optional
- ¾ cup milk, warmed and frothed
- 1 - 2 teaspoons honey, monk fruit sweetener, or sweetener of your choice, optional
- Hibiscus and rose petals to garnish, if desired
- Bring water to a boil and place the dried hibiscus flowers in tea strainer basket, steep tea about 5 minutes. Remove tea strainer.
- Froth milk in milk frother.
- Stir in rose water, and sweetener into tea, if using. Add warmed milk, garnish if desire, and serve.
Can substitute the rose water with vanilla extract or orange blossom water if desired.
You can skip the milk and use almond milk or coconut milk if preferred or completely skip and drink it without any milk to enjoy a simple hibiscus tea.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 366Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 118mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 3gSugar: 35gProtein: 8g
Stacey is a Southern girl with a taste for travel, thriving on the discovery of the world through food. After spending many years traveling and living overseas, she’s now back home in her beloved deep south enjoying life with her three little ones and loving the adventure. She’s a food stylist and food photographer, as well as, the creative behind Little Figgy Food, where she loves to inspire others to try new flavors and foodie techniques.