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
Makes 2 quarts
2 Quarts Water, divided
1 1-Inch Piece Fresh Ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
1/8 Cup White Sugar
1 Orange, thinly sliced
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.
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.
Refrigerate tea for at least 4 hours and preferably overnight.
Serve over ice.