This Hibiscus Iced Tea is Dangerously Refreshing

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Hibiscus is a flower that is sometimes dried to make into delicious teas and syrups, and with this recipe, you can enjoy a tall glass of it in iced-tea form.


  • 1/2 cup of dried hibiscus flowers
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 cinnamon stick, optional
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 cup of water


  1. First, pick out any small twigs or anything that isn’t a hibiscus leaf from your dried hibiscus.
  2. Then, put the dried leaves into a pitcher with the water and cinnamon stick if you choose to use it.
  3. Leave that in the fridge overnight. Once it’s sat for long enough, strain out the leaves and cinnamon stick, and put it back into the fridge to drink for up to a week!
  4. To make the simple syrup for it, all you need to do is simmer the water and sugar together in a small pot until the sugar has dissolved. If you want to make the cinnamon flavor really pop in the iced tea, once the sugar has dissolved, put a stick of cinnamon into the syrup and let it sit for 10-20 minutes before taking it out.
  5. You can combine the simple syrup with the iced tea right away to make it all sweetened, or serve it on the side if people want to drink it unsweetened.