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Hibiscus Tea

We still have warm days that call for a refreshing drink.  For a change of pace, try Jamaica or Hibiscus tea.

It’s healthy for you, has a lot of vitamins and its a beautiful, refreshing drink.

Simply add the dried hibiscus flowers to boiled water with a little sugar, a sweetener like stevia, or honey and let it steep.  Strain out the flowers, let cool and pour over ice.  Serve in glasses over ice.

I have even added a little lemon juice and mint for a slightly tart flavor.

You could also add sparkling water for a little fizz.

This is a drink you find quite often all over Mexico,  Its even quite common to serve a Hibiscus Margarita!

Hibiscus (Jamaica)Tea

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 10


  • 1 package dried Hibiscus Flowers
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1-2 cups dried hibiscus flowers
  • ½ cup sugar


  • Rinse and drain the hibiscus flowers.
  • In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil.
  • Add the hibiscus flowers and sugar
  • Lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes or so.
  • Strain
  • Chill and Serve



  • I cut the sugar in 1/2 from the package recommendations, so you can adjust according to your taste.
  • If you just divide the dried flowers in 1/2, one package will yield 2 pitchers of tea.