Makes about 2 1/4 quarts; 6 to 8 servings

Look for dried hibiscus blossoms (jamaica) in Latino markets. Or use Celestial Seasonings' hibiscus-flavor Red Zinger tea as directed on package to make 3 quarts. If making ahead, cover and chill tea up to 2 days.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a 4- to 5-quart pan on high heat, bring 3 quarts water to boiling. Add hibiscus blossoms and cinnamon stick. Cover and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. Let cool about 1 hour.

Step 2

Pour tea through a strainer, lined with a double thickness of cheesecloth, into a pitcher. Discard residue in strainer. Pour tea, hot or cold, into ice-filled glasses. Add sugar to taste.

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