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Easy Hibiscus Tea Recipe

This healthy hibiscus tea is made with dried hibiscus flowers, cinnamon, and honey for a delicious warm beverage on chilly days or an iced tea on hot days.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Calories1.4 kcal
Cost $ 0.20 per cup


  • 1 pot


  • 6 cups water 48 ounces
  • cup dried hibiscus flowers
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • Sugar honey, or sugar substitute to taste
  • Lemon slices or lime or orange slices


  • Bring water to a boil (about 5-8 mins), turn off heat, and add the hibiscus flowers and cinnamon sticks. Cover and steep for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Strain tea into desired container and stir in sugar or honey to taste. Serve warm with lime wedges on the side. This tea can be served chilled instead. For this, add ice and lemon slices (or orange or lime rounds).
  • NOTE: Do not steep tea for a longer time because it can become bitter. If its flavor needs to be strengthened, add more herbs but do not steep tea longer.

Recipe Notes

Inactive prep time: 15-20 minutes.
Store cooled hibiscus tea in a pitcher in the fridge for about 3-5 days. 


Calories: 1.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.5g | Protein: 0.02g | Fat: 0.01g | Saturated Fat: 0.002g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002g | Sodium: 0.6mg | Potassium: 5.1mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.01g | Vitamin A: 40.6IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 6.9mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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