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How to Make Hibiscus Tea from Dried Hibiscus Flowers
One of my favorite teas of all times is hibiscus tea . . . not just any hibiscus tea. It’s got to be hibiscus tea brewed from dried hibiscus flowers!
If you’ve never had it, you have no idea what you’re missing out on. 🙂 It is not even comparable to any hibiscus tea you find in tea bags at your local grocery store either! It has its own rich taste. This is such an easy recipe, too . . . so quick to make and you’ve got yourself an amazing, refreshing drink. And, if you make it with a sweetener, you can have a refreshing drink with no calories!
I think I can taste it right now just thinking about it. Haha!
So, let’s make this . . . ????????
What you need for fresh brewed hibiscus tea:
dried hibiscus flowers, rinsed (You may be able to find these in your local Mexican grocery store. They are also called ‘Flor de Jamaica’.)
sugar, honey, Stevia or another sweetener
Combine 2 cups of dried hibiscus flowers, 4 cups of water and 2/3 cup of sugar (or equivalent in sweetener) in a medium saucepan.
Bring to a boil and simmer for about 15-20 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool until room temperature.
Add 6-8 more cups of water.
Serve over ice. (I filled my gallon pitcher about 1/3 cup full of ice and added my tea to that.)
If you want to sweeten with honey, I would advise stirring it in after you strain the flowers but before you add the rest of the water. Honey is actually my favorite way to sweeten the tea. You can add more or less sugar or sweetener depending on how you like it, too. I personally like the tart taste that it has so I don’t make it very sweet. But, it’s just a matter of personal preference. ???? I’d love to serve it in this pitcher with some orange or lime slices. It’d look so pretty. 🙂 And the mason jars with handles are my favorite!
This tea has such a rich taste, like that of a cranberry or grape juice. Honestly, you’ve got to try it at least once!
I’m actually heading off now to make some myself! Enjoy!
- 2 cups dried hibiscus flowers, rinsed
- 2/3 cup of sugar (or any other sweetener)
- 4 cups of water, 6-8 cups of water
- Combine the dried flowers, sugar or sweetener and 4 cups of water in a medium saucepan.
- Bring to a boil. Simmer for about 15-20 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let cool until it is room temperature.
- Strain the flowers.
- Add 6-8 cups more of water.
- Serve over ice and enjoy!
Have you tried this recipe yet? It is soooo yummy!