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.
- 2 cups water
- 1⁄4 cup hibiscus fresh edible flower, dried
- 1⁄4 cup sugar cane, raw
- 1 1⁄2 cups cold water
- 1⁄8 cup white sugar (or to tast)
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 1 lime, thinly sliced (garnish)
- 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.
Mmmm, I love Jamaica tea! I used turbinado sugar. It makes a great smooth tea. Thanks! Made for the Think Pink event.
This was good. I could not get raw sugar cane so I used some raw sugar in place. Loved the lime here. Goes great with the hibiscus flowers which are becoming more available- thank goodness! My walmart even has them now! Thanks for a tasty drink that is refreshing and healthy!