Jamaican Hibiscus Iced Tea

Jamaican Hibiscus Iced Tea Recipe

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Baby Kato


I had this tea one afternoon in the city. It tastes great, it is rich in vitamin C, is refreshing and there is a natural tartness from the flower petals.

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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15 Min
5 Min
No-Cook or Other


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.

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About Jamaican Hibiscus Iced Tea

Course/Dish: Other Drinks
Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: Canadian
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Iced-tea