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Hibiscus Tea with Dried Flowers

Hibiscus Tea is a popular drink in Burkina Faso and Jamaica. This iteration shows how to make hibiscus tea with dried flowers for those that do not have access to fresh hibiscus flowers. It is great served warm or cold!

Dried Hisbiscus leaves Basil leaves Strawberries Lime Honey

Add 8 cups water and ½ cup hibiscus leaves in a large pot and cover with a lid. Heat on high until the water starts to boil.



Once boiling, turn off the heat. Add 5 basil leaves, 10 strawberries, and ½ a lime juice and cover.

Let sit, covered, for 20 minutes. – Strain the hibiscus flowers, basil leaves, and strawberries out of the liquid. Mix in the ¼ cup honey.


Pour into glasses and garnish with fresh strawberries and basil leaves. Enjoy!


Dried Hibiscus Flowers: These come from the hibiscus plant. You can find these at some health food stores, but they can also be bought online. If stored properly, your dried Hibiscus flowers can last up to 2 years.


Serve this tea warm or make iced tea by cooling it down in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving it with ice cubes.


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