Make this with either fresh or dried flowers and choose to have it as a hot cup of tea or as hibiscus iced tea because either way it's delicious and really good for you! My favorite part of brewing a pot of hibiscus tea at home is the color of course. It has a gorgeous deep pink hue that's hard to beat. And so perfect right now because afternoons here are getting warmer and a chilled glass of this is super welcome.

Hearty Hibiscus Tea

By Kamalavarshini Prabakar

Feb, 15th


4 persons
Cook Time
10 minutes
3 - 5


  • 2 cups Fresh Hibiscus Flowers
  • 8 cups Water
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • 3 tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice
  • A pinch of salt (optional)


  • If using fresh hibiscus flowers, remove the green part at the base of the flower to which the stem is attached. You can also remove the pistil which is the thin thread like tube in the middle of the flower which has pollens attached to it or you can choose to keep it. You don't need to do this if you are using dried flowers.
  • Bring the hibiscus flowers and water to a boil in a large pot. Once the water starts boiling, switch off the flame and cover the vessel. Let the tea steep for 10 - 15 minutes. Mix in the honey and lime juice till completely combined. Strain the tea.
  • You can either serve hibiscus tea warm or you can chill it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. Either way it tastes delicious!But, I would prefer chill tea.
  • You can add some of your favorite flavors to this tea. Basil, lemon grass, lemon zest and mint all taste really nice with hibiscus.


Hibiscus is exclusively good for heart. So, enjoy a sip of hibiscus tea with your valentine to have a hale and hearty life!!