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jamaican hibiscus iced tea

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Baby Kato
Beautiful Shore Country, NB

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 won't be sorry. I think that hibiscus tea bags would work also in this recipe. Cooling and Chilling time is not included

(3 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For jamaican hibiscus iced tea

  • 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
  • 1
    lime, thinly sliced (garnish)

How To Make jamaican hibiscus iced tea

  • 1
    Be careful -- Hibiscus has the potential to stain just about anything it comes in contact with. Pick a pot that won't stain.
  • 2
    In an old pot bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
  • 3
    Remove the pot from heat and add the dried flowers and sugar.
  • 4
    Steep with the lid on for 10 minutes, stirring once or twice.
  • 5
    Make sure sugar has dissolved.
  • 6
    Pour the mixture through a strainer into a pitcher, being careful not to spill the tea, as it will stain.
  • 7
    Add 1 1/2 cups of cold water and lime juice to the pitcher.
  • 8
    Taste and if necessary adjust, sugar or water as needed to sweeten or to weaken the flavor.
  • 9
    Cool completely on counter, chill and serve in large glasses with plenty of ice and garnished with a lime slice.