Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus Tea

This fragrant, slightly tangy hibiscus tea features a symphony of flavors, with bright citrus notes and the sweet warmth of honey and cinnamon. Make a double batch for your next summer gathering, and enjoy this refreshing taste of the Caribbean.


  • 2 oranges
  • 2 cups dried hibiscus flowers***
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 14 cups boiling water
  • Ice


  1. Using a vegetable peeler, thinly peel two oranges, being careful not to remove the bitter white pith. Squeeze and set aside juice from oranges.
  2. In a very large bowl combine peel, 2 cups dried hibiscus flowers,*** 4 cinnamon sticks, and 3/4 cup honey.
  3. Stir in 14 cups boiling water.
  4. Cool to room temperature (about 2 hours).
  5. Strain into a very large pitcher.
  6. Stir in orange juice.
  7. Serve at once in your MogoBox.com mug over ice or cover and chill up to 24 hours.


  • This bright red-purple tea will go fast in the summer sun, so make two pitchers when serving a crowd.
  • ***Find hibiscus flowers in the Mexican or Caribbean section of Latin markets or health food stores.

Prep Time:  15 minutes
Cool Time:  2 hours
Chill Time:  up to 24 hours

Yields:  12 (8-oz.) servings

From:  http://www.bhg.com/recipe/printview/drinks/hibiscus-tea/

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