Iced Hibiscus Tea

Total Time
5 mins
20 mins

This tangy and sweet beverage is found all over Egypt, but is especially popular with street vendors. From Party By the Pyramids. NOTES: Dried hibiscus flowers can be found at specialty food stores and at Latin and Caribbean markets, where they are called sorrel or flor de Jamaica.

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  • 2 quarts water
  • 12 cup water
  • 1 12 cups dried hibiscus flowers (1 1/2 ounces, see Note above)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ice cube


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine water and hibiscus flowers and bring to a boil.
  2. Simmer over moderate heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Add sugar and stir until dissolved.
  4. Pour the drink into a medium bowl. Fill a larger bowl with ice water and set the smaller bowl inside.
  5. Stir the drink occasionally until chilled, about 10 minutes. Strain into a pitcher and serve in tall glasses over ice.