Hibiscus Lemon Tea

Enjoy every moment of your morning with freshly made, sweet, and healthy Hibiscus Lemon Tea!

The sweet flavor of the hibiscus and the sour taste of lemons certainly make the best combination. You will experience a soothing and calming effect from a glass of this drink.

Every sip is an incredible burst of flavor that will surely make your day better. It goes with so many dishes that it might be your next go-to beverage.

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With Hibiscus Lemon Tea, you will feel better, lose weight, and maintain a good and active lifestyle. It will surely change your life for the better!

How to Make Hibiscus Lemon Tea

Instead of using tea bags, why not make Hibiscus Lemon Tea from scratch to enjoy the best level of flavor? It is also the healthiest way of making and drinking tea.

Once you try it, you will certainly consider hosting a tea party!


Here’s everything you will need to make Hibiscus Lemon Tea.


There are many ways to use hibiscus, but I especially love using them for tea recipes.

Hibiscus flowers have a vibrant and rich red color that will diffuse well in the water. When it comes to flavor, it has a sweet, tarty, and warm quality that gives a comforting effect.

They are usually dried for easy steeping in the morning. You can also add hibiscus to drinks, desserts, baked goods, smoothies, and more!

Health Benefits

  • Hibiscus is known to be loaded with antioxidants to protect you from different health problems.
  • According to Cleveland Clinic, hibiscus can promote weight loss too.
  • Moreover, you can help your liver function better with hibiscus in your diet.
  • Medical News Today mentioned that hibiscus can regulate blood pressure levels.
  • With the vitamins from hibiscus, you can also boost your immunity.

If you can’t get enough of hibiscus, then I suggest trying Sorrel Drink, Zobo Drink, and Sorrel Popsicles for the right blend of flavors!


Every tea recipe tastes better with sweeteners. In this recipe, I suggest using lemons to add a sweet, sour, and citrusy flavor. These certainly pair perfectly well with the hibiscus flowers.

I also use lemons to make sauces, pastries, desserts, seasonings, and more. Drinks and dishes will certainly taste so much better with lemons.

Quick Tip!

  • Protect your body from kidney stones by adding lemons to your diet.
  • According to Healthline, the vitamin C from lemons can also boost heart health.
  • Just like hibiscus, lemons can help with weight loss too.
  • The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center mentioned that lemons can relieve sore throats.
  • Lemons also have antioxidants to improve your skin and eyes.

Don’t let your lemons go to waste, and use them for your favorite dishes and drinks. In fact, I suggest turning them into Lemon Ice Cubes for cold and sweetened drinks!

fresh lemon fruits

With these two ingredients, you will be on your way to a life-changing weight-loss journey!


Here’s everything you need to do to make the perfect Hibiscus Lemon Tea:

Lemon ice cubes
  1. Rinse the lemon and peel off its skin.
  2. Slice it into small pieces with a knife.
  3. Feed the pieces into a slow juicer.
  4. Then, transfer the juice into an ice cube mold.
  5. Transfer the ice cubes into a resealable bag in the freezer once frozen solid. 
Hibiscus lemon tea
  1. Boil filtered water in a pot or kettle.
  2. Pour the hot water into a glass bowl.
  3. Then, put some hibiscus flowers into a snap ball strainer.
  4. Soak it in the hot water to infuse. 
  5. Add lemon ice cubes into the glass cup to dissolve.
  6. Remove the lemon strainer once satisfied with the flavor.
  7. Enjoy the Hibiscus Lemon Tea!
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Buying lemons

  • Experience Life suggests buying lemons with bright yellow colors.
  • Check the lemons for soft spots.
  • Go for ones that feel heavy for their size.

Storing lemons

  • You can keep lemons at room temperature for a week.
  • Store the lemons in the fridge or freezer for longer.
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No-Juicer Lemon Juice

  1. Soften the lemon by submerging it in a bowl of hot water or rolling it over a hard surface until the juice sacs loosen up. You can also microwave it for 20 seconds. 
  2. Then, cut the lemon in half using a knife.
  3. Squeeze it over a bowl to extract the juice.
  4. You can filter it to get rid of seeds or pulp.
dried hibiscus flower

Drying Your Own Hibiscus Flowers

Sun drying
  1. Arrange the flowers on a tray with the flower facing upward.
  2. Place it in an area with sunlight with less wind.
  3. Let it dry for up to five days or until completely dry.
  1. Put the flowers on a dehydrator tray.
  2. Set the machine at the lowest temperature.
  3. Dehydrate the hibiscus until dry.
Oven Dry
  1. Arrange the flowers on a lined baking tray to dry in the oven.
  2. Set the oven to the lowest temperature.
  3. Let it dry with the oven door slightly ajar.
  4. Wait until the flowers are dry and brittle.

Hibiscus Lemon Tea Variations

This Hibiscus Lemon Tea is safe for vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free diets. Its all-natural and organic ingredients can help you absorb nutrients and flavors. 

You can add honey, syrups, and mint to make it better and tastier. You may also use fresh fruits like berries and apples to add a refreshing flavor. 

Aside from this recipe, you can also try Hibiscus with Pineapple or a classic Ginger, Honey, and Lemon Tea for a detoxifying drink!

Quick Tip!

Did you know that you can also make Hibiscus Tea in a pot? Once you learn by burnt pot storage hack, you can easily transform one of your burnt pots into a pot specially suited for your tea!

  • Slow juicer: Feed the lemon slices into the slow juicer to extract the juice.
  • Knife: Use a knife to peel and slice the lemon.
  • Snap ball strainer: Put the hibiscus flowers into this device to infuse.
  • Electric kettle: Boil filtered water in a pot or a water heater.
  • Glass cup: Make the tea in a glass cup.
  • Ice cube molds: Let the lemon juice freeze in ice cube molds.

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How to Serve Hibiscus Lemon Tea

Hibiscus Lemon Tea can be served at any time of the day. It is best to drink in the morning to kickstart your day with a healthy and energizing drink.

You can serve it hot or cold, depending on your preferences. Check out these remarkable homemade dishes you can eat with this drink:

You can also make the tea a bit sweeter with honey, sugar, maple syrup, strawberry jam, molasses, and more!

Storage Tips

  • At room temperature: Drink the Hibiscus Lemon Tea within eight hours of making it.

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  • In the fridge: Pour the tea into a glass bottle and place it in the fridge to last overnight or up to a day.
  • To freeze: Let the tea freeze in ice cube molds. Once frozen solid, transfer them into a freezer bag for up to several months.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of lemon and hibiscus tea?

Hibiscus Lemon Tea is one of the healthiest beverages you will ever try. It is natural, organic, and fresh. 

Aside from the health benefits of lemons and hibiscus flowers, Hibiscus Lemon Tea can also lower body fat, regulate high blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Can I drink hibiscus tea every day?

Yes, you can drink hibiscus tea daily if you limit your intake to about two cups daily. Balance it with other healthy food for a complete meal.

What to avoid when drinking hibiscus tea?

This drink is not suggested for babies and pregnant or breastfeeding women. The baby’s digestive system may be overwhelmed with the flavors and acidity of the drink, so it is best to stick to breast milk and formula milk as drinks. 

Meanwhile, in pregnant and breastfeeding women, this drink may lead to delayed puberty, menstruation,  or miscarriages.

What is the best time to drink hibiscus tea benefits?

San Francisco Herb suggests drinking Hibiscus Tea in the evening for better sleep quality and a relaxing night. You can also drink it in the morning for energy and immunity.

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Hibiscus Tea with Lemon (VIDEO)

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If you want to lose weight and stay healthy in a proper way, start by trying out this delicious, flavorful, and nutritious Hibiscus Lemon Tea!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Course Drinks, Drinks and Juices
Cuisine North African, Southeast Asia
Calories 4kcal


  • 1 tbsp hibiscus flowers
  • 1 tbsp lemon (juice – fresh or frozen)
  • ¾ cup Water (hot water)


Lemon ice cubes

  • Rinse the lemon and peel off its skin.
  • Slice it into small pieces with a knife.
  • Feed the pieces into a slow juicer.
  • Then, transfer the juice into an ice cube mold.
  • Transfer the ice cubes into a resealable bag in the freezer once frozen solid.

Hibiscus lemon tea

  • Boil filtered water in a pot or kettle.
  • Pour the hot water into a glass bowl.
  • Then, put some hibiscus flowers into a snap ball strainer.
  • Soak it in the hot water to infuse.
  • Add lemon ice cubes into the glass cup to dissolve.
  • Remove the lemon strainer once satisfied with the flavor.
  • Enjoy the Hibiscus Lemon Tea!



  • Purchase quality lemons and hibiscus flowers for the most refreshing tea.
  • Consume the tea within 8 hours for maximum absorption of nutrients.
  • This is not recommended for babies, pregnant women, and lactating mothers.
  • In case you don’t have a snap ball strainer, you can use an infuser mesh strainer, mesh brewing baskets, and paper teabags.
  • Steep the hibiscus flowers for at least 10 minutes. Taste the tea now and then to check if the flavor is suited to your liking.


Calories: 4kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.04gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 10mgPotassium: 23mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 0.4gVitamin A: 47IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 0.1mg
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