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.
- Becareful -- Hibiscus has the potential to stain just about anything it comes in contact with. Pick a pot that won't stain.
- In an old pot bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
- Remove the pot from heat and add the dried flowers and sugar.
- Steep with the lid on for 10 minutes, stirring once or twice.
- Make sure sugar has dissolved.
- 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.
- Taste and if necessary adjust, sugar or water as needed to sweeten or to weaken the flavor.
- Cool completely on counter, chill and serve in large glasses with plenty of ice and garnished with a lime slice.
- Cooling and Chilling time is not included.