Hibiscus Mint Tea

"Very refreshing and cooling. Served at the Magnolia Cafe in Austin. This is my version. Tweak the ingredients to your taste. My grandsons (3 and 5) will happily drink this instead of sugary juices and sodas."
Hibiscus Mint Tea created by Baby Kato
Ready In:


  • 4 hibiscus tea bags (found in health food and some specialty stores) or 4 -6 tablespoons loose edible fresh hibiscus flowers (found in health food and some specialty stores)
  • 4 -6 sprigs washed bruised fresh mint leaves or 4 mint-flavored herbal tea bags
  • 1 gallon water


  • Place teabags or loose tea and mint in the water in a sun tea jar. Let steep in the sun (or refrigerator) for several hours until the tea is a clear ruby color.
  • If you have used the hibiscus buds and fresh mint, strain before storage and serving.
  • Serve over ice with a sprig of fresh mint. May add sugar and lemon, if desired.

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  1. Baby Kato
    What a great recipe FireChef, I really enjoyed this delicious tea. It was so quick and easy to prepare with wonderful results. You could taste both the mint and the hibiscus in the tea. I used dried hibiscus flowers with rosehip and fresh mint and let it steep in the refrigerator over night. What a beautiful color and flavor the tea had, I adored it, it was wonderful served over ice, with a slice of lime. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe which I will enjoy again.
  2. Baby Kato
    Hibiscus Mint Tea Created by Baby Kato
  3. Baby Kato
    Hibiscus Mint Tea Created by Baby Kato
  4. UmmBinat
    This is lovely. I have only tried hibiscus tea once hot and didn't like it. I used the refrigerator method and fresh mint leaves. I tried it with and without lemon and prefer the lemon to cut the fruity taste a bit. I did not add sugar. I would like to make this again during the summer using the sun method.
  5. Kitchen Witch Steph
    Finally found some hibiscus tea to try this recipe. My daughter helped make it and it was a big success with her. (she just knew that it would be!) She thought the vibrant red color was especially wonderful. We'll have to serve this at a party this summer.



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