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
1/4 chibiscus, edible flower, fresh or dried
1/4 csugar cane, raw
1 1/2 ccold water
1/8 cwhite sugar (or to taste)
2 tsplime juice
1lime, thinly sliced (garnish)
How to Make Jamaican Hibiscus Iced Tea
- Be careful -- Hibiscus has the potential to stain just about anything it comes in contact with. Pick a pot that won't stain.
- In an old pot bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
- Remove the pot from heat and add the dried flowers and sugar.
- Steep with the lid on for 10 minutes, stirring once or twice.
- Make sure sugar has dissolved.
- Pour the mixture through a strainer into a pitcher, being careful not to spill the tea, as it will stain.
- Add 1 1/2 cups of cold water and lime juice to the pitcher.
- Taste and if necessary adjust, sugar or water as needed to sweeten or to weaken the flavor.
- Cool completely on counter, chill and serve in large glasses with plenty of ice and garnished with a lime slice.