Jamaican Hibiscus Iced Tea

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


★★★★★ 1 vote

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
  • 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.

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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

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