Go Local Quick Hit – Hibiscus Tea


Yum. This recipe came from the Kasehlelie Press, and you can see it here. I’ve updated the quantaties because a gallon is a bit much for us to get through. I’ve changed the wording to follow the directions I think the writer was getting at.

You get to watch it change colour from purple to red, like magic!

Iced Hibiscus tea (with my baking bowl in the background)

Iced Hibiscus Tea

Makes 1 Litre

  • 5 red hibiscus flowers, washed, stems removed.
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 3 calamansi
  • 3 cups cold water
  • Ice, optional
  1. In a small saucepan, add 1 cup of water and sugar. Bring to the boil and dissolve the sugar.
  2. Remove from heat and add the flower. Stir a little, and steep until the water goes purple.
  3. Squeeze calamansi into the tea, and watch it turn bright red.
  4. Allow to cool.
  5. Add to cold water, and serve with ice.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Terry Watson says:

    Hi. I read a few of your other posts and wanted to know if you would be interested in exchanging blogroll links?

    1. Keira says:

      Hi, sorry, I try to only support other veg blogs.

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