How to make a refreshing tea granita

Summer calls for a refreshing take on teas. There's hot tea, iced tea and our favourite way to consume tea in summer, tea popsicles and granitas.

Here's a quick recipe that you can either turn into a granita or freeze straight up into an iced tea pop.

 HIBISCUS WATERMELON GRANITA RECIPE

  • 2 heaped tablespoons dried hibiscus petals
  • 1 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup sugar 
  • 4 1/2 cups of watermelon cubes
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 inch piece of ginger grated.

Steep hibiscus petals in room temperature water for an hour or two. Strain into a saucepan and add in the sugar. Stir to dissolve

In a blender, add cubed watermelon, lime juice, ginger & hibiscus mixture.  Puree until smooth and well blended.  Pour into a loaf tin and let it set in the freezer for 3-4 hours, scraping with a fork every now and then to make sure it freezes evenly.  Scoop and serve.

For iced tea pops, pour the mixture into popsicle moulds and freeze.

You can try this technique with any other tea like Mango Mint Green Tea, Apple Spice Black Tea and even Matcha. The possibilities are endless.

Erushka de Sousa

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