Jamaican Hibiscus Iced Tea
If you can find the flower petals, give it a try...you won't be sorry.
I think that hibiscus tea bags would work also in this recipe.
Cooling and Chilling time is not included
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- 2 c
- 1/4 c
- hibiscus, edible flower, fresh or dried
- 1/4 c
- sugar cane, raw
- 1 1/2 c
- cold water
- 1/8 c
- white sugar (or to taste)
- 2 tsp
- lime juice
- lime, thinly sliced (garnish)
How to Make Jamaican Hibiscus Iced Tea
- 1Be careful -- Hibiscus has the potential to stain just about anything it comes in contact with. Pick a pot that won't stain.
- 2In an old pot bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
- 3Remove the pot from heat and add the dried flowers and sugar.
- 4Steep with the lid on for 10 minutes, stirring once or twice.
- 5Make sure sugar has dissolved.
- 6Pour the mixture through a strainer into a pitcher, being careful not to spill the tea, as it will stain.
- 7Add 1 1/2 cups of cold water and lime juice to the pitcher.
- 8Taste and if necessary adjust, sugar or water as needed to sweeten or to weaken the flavor.
- 9Cool completely on counter, chill and serve in large glasses with plenty of ice and garnished with a lime slice.