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Hibiscus iced tea finished off with mint, lemon and served in glasses.

How to make Hibiscus Tea + its Benefits

Learn how to make hibiscus tea which has some amazing benefits. 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!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: benefits of hibiscus tea, hibiscus tea, how to make tea
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 5 Portions
Calories: 89kcal
Author: Richa


  • 2 cups Fresh Hibiscus Flowers or 1/2 cup dried Hibiscus Flowers
  • 8 cups Water
  • 1/4 cup Honey add more if you like your tea sweeter
  • 3 tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice


  • If using fresh hibiscus flowers, remove the calyx or 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. At this point, you can also add other herbs or add ins such as basil, lemon grass, lemon zest etc. Let the tea steep for 15-20 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!


  • Add Ins: You can add some of your favorite flavors to this tea. Basil, lemon grass, lemon zest and mint all taste really nice with hibiscus
  • Sweetness: We prefer our tea moderately sweet but feel free to add more honey or even replace it with sugar if you like


Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 8mg