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Hibiscus Iced Tea


Steeped hibiscus flowers make a tart, fruity tea. You can also brew store-bought hibiscus tea bags as strong as you like.

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  • Yield: Makes about 5 1/3 cups

Photography: Petrina Tinslay

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2010


  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers
  • 1/3 cup superfine sugar


  1. Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add hibiscus flowers. Remove from heat, and let stand for 1 hour. Strain through a sieve; discard flowers. Stir in sugar. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

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  • madavmyers
    8 MAY, 2014
    This recipe is great. I always make hot hibiscus tea in the winter and agua de Jamaica in the summer, which is more syrupy. The first time I made this recipe, I made it exact according to the recipe. The second time I made it, I added zested ginger, and it tasted amazing. I also use Demerara sugar instead, as I don't like refined sugar.
  • AnitaQuincy
    4 JUN, 2013
    TEANZO Hibiscus Iced Tea is one of my all time favorites in the summer. I love to add some bruised mint leaves to it or even muddle the mint leaves before adding to my tea. Delicious and so refreshing!