Hibiscus Tea

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by Missy Wombat

Hot or cold, this hibiscus brew might just be your cup of tea! From the January 2007 volume of Notebook magazine.

Top Review by COOKGIRl

I prepared this as an iced beverage and used agave nectar instead of sugar. I rimmed the glasses with superfine sugar and used limes. Thanks for posting. cg;)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove the stamen from each flower. Use pesticide-free flowers.
  2. Place one hibiscus flower in a glass or mug and cover with boiling water. Allow this to steep. The water will turn a black-purple colour but that's okay. Stir and then remove.
  3. Add sugar to tste and then give it a good stir so that the sugar dissolves.
  4. Now squeeze the juice from some lemon or lime. The tea should turn a pretty pinky-red!
  5. Either drink it hot or set aside to cool and later serve with ice.

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