Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

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

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.


Most Helpful

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;)

COOKGIRl August 02, 2008

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