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By: Enrique Gili on June 20, 2012, 3:07 p.m.
Jamaican Hibiscus Tea

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Jamaican Hibiscus Tea

A glass of hibiscus tea is thought to lower cholesterol levels, but the best reason to drink it is the vibrant color and the lovely taste of lemon.
Jamaican Hibiscus Tea


  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 2 heaping tablespoons dried hibiscus flowers
  • 2 heaping tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • Handful ice
  • 1 lime, sliced into wedges
Time estimates

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes

Cooking directions

  1. Bring water to boil in saucepan, about 5 minutes.
  2. Combine next 3 ingredients in a French press coffee maker. Add boiling water. Steep 15 minutes until water turns dark magenta. Press plunger to filter ingredients. Allow to cool, about 30 minutes.
  3. Pour tea into glasses over ice. Add lime.

Yield: Makes 4-6 cups