This winter, Erick and were lucky enough to stumble upon one of those country roadside orange stands as we road tripped down to Florida. Besides selling every bright citrus fruit under the sun, they also had a impressive selection of tropical honey and we were lucky enough to snag an amazing jar of Palmetto honey. As you might expect, between being knocked out by a cold (lots of lemon honey tea!) and our usual tea consumption, we polished that baby off pretty quickly!
Maybe we were spoiled by our Florida honey, but when we went to pick up an alternative at the store, it just seemed lackluster and filled us with want for something more interesting. (Did you know that the taste of honey can change depending on the time of year and what's in season?) Cue this hibiscus honey! Since you can infuse honey with various types of herbs and we primarily drink it in our hibiscus tea anyway, we figured might as well concentrate the flavor. The result was a gentle floral taste and aroma that we love--we spoon it over ricotta, dunk it in our tea, and drizzle it on ice cream.
Dried Hibiscus Flowers (must be dry or else run the risk of bacteria growing!)
1.) Measure out your honey based on size of the jar that you plan to use.
2.) Place hibiscus flowers in jar and pour honey on top.
3.) Secure lid and let honey infuse for about a week to fully meld flavors.
4.) Remove hibiscus flowers if desired (we think they look pretty!)
5.) Store in a cool dark place + Enjoy!
Emily + Erick