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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!
Course Drinks, Tea
Cuisine Burkina Faso
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 38kcal


  • Large Pot & Lid
  • Colander


  • 8 cups water
  • ½ cup dried hibiscus flowers
  • 5 basil leaves
  • 10 strawberries whole
  • ½ lime juiced
  • ¼ cup 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!


Recipe Copyright The Foreign Fork. For educational or personal use only.
  • 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.
  • Lime Juice: Try to get fresh lime juice if possible. If you are not able to, you can also use the pre-packaged lime juice!
  • Basil Leaves & Strawberries: These are for extra flavor, but they can be omitted if you want a simpler recipe for Hibiscus Tea.
  • Honey: Optional, but used to sweeten your drink if you’d like. Alternatively, you can add sugar or stevia as a sweetener.
  • 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.
  • Hibiscus stains easily, so be careful when making this drink!
  • This drink can have a tart flavor, so it is common to serve it with a sweetener of your choice. My favorite sweetener is honey, but other good options are listed in the Ingredient Notes!
  • You can also turn this recipe into popsicles if you want to serve it to your kids!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 38kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 61IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg