Iced Hibiscus Tea

Recipe from

Southern Living


7 cups water, divided
1 cup firmly packed hibiscus flowers*
1 cup sugar


Bring 6 cups water and hibiscus flowers to a boil in a large saucepan. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar.

Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a pitcher, discarding hibiscus flowers. Stir in remaining 1 cup water. Serve over ice.

*6 regular-size Red Zinger tea bags may be substituted for 1 cup hibiscus flowers.

Note: Hibiscus flowers may be found in Mexican or Latin supermarkets.

April 2004
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