Jamaican Hibiscus Iced Tea

"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."
photo by Sharon123 photo by Sharon123
photo by Sharon123
photo by Baby Kato photo by Baby Kato
photo by Mamas Kitchen Hope photo by Mamas Kitchen Hope
Ready In:


  • 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)


  • 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.

Questions & Replies

default avatar
Got a question? Share it with the community!


  1. Sharon123
    Mmmm, I love Jamaica tea! I used turbinado sugar. It makes a great smooth tea. Thanks! Made for the Think Pink event.
  2. Mamas Kitchen Hope
    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!


I am a very lucky lady. I recently moved to a very small town in New Brunswick, Canada with my wonderful husband who is my best friend. Very fortunate to have a cherished son, wonderful daughter in law and adorable granddaughter and cute wee grandson. We are very blessed. A big thank you to everyone that has made my recipes... hope you enjoyed them.
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes