Hibiscus Spiced Tea

SPICED HIBISCUS

Hibiscus tea is a very popular use of the dried hibiscus flower. Throughout both North and Latin America, this sweetened, chilled version called Jamaica is characterized by its ruby pigment, fruity aroma and intriguing spice.

Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 265 min

Total time: 270 min

INGREDIENTS

Makes 2 quarts

DIRECTIONS

  1. Bring 1 cup water to a boil in medium saucepan over high heat. Remove from heat and add Hibiscus Flowers, ginger, cinnamon sticks and allspice. Stir thoroughly. Let steep for 20 minutes.

  2. Strain tea using fine-mesh sieve and discard solids. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Pour in remaining 1 cup cold water, add orange slices and stir to combine.

  3. Refrigerate tea for at least 4 hours and preferably overnight.

  4. Serve over ice.

Chris Crandall