Jamaican Hibiscus Iced Tea

Total Time
20mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
5 mins

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.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 2 cups water
  • 14 cup hibiscus fresh edible flower, dried
  • 14 cup sugar cane, raw
  • 1 12 cups cold water
  • 18 cup white sugar (or to tast)
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced (garnish)

Directions

  1. Becareful -- 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 pitcher. Becareful not to spill, it will stain. Add 1 1/2 cups of cold water and lime juice to the pitcher.
  7. Taste and if necessary adjust, sugar or water as needed to sweeten or to weaken the flavor.
  8. Cool completely on counter, chill and serve in large glasses with plenty of ice and garnished with a lime slice.
  9. Cooling and Chilling time is not included.