Dried hibiscus flowers, high in vitamin C, sometimes are sold in Hispanic markets under the name jamaica (pronounced ha-MI-ca). They also can be found at health-food stores. Hibiscus flowers are what make some commercial herbal tea blends that brilliant shade of red. serves 4
• 1/4 cup dried hibiscus flowers
• 4 cups water
• 3 tablespoons mild honey or agave nectar, or to taste
• 2 limes, sliced
• Crushed ice
1. In a large glass pitcher, mix hibiscus and water.
2. Cover and let sit outside or in a sunny spot for 6 hours or until bright red.
3. Strain and stir in honey until dissolved. Add sliced limes to pitcher.
4. Serve tea over crushed ice.
Nanette Blanchard is a freelance food writer who tries to keep cool in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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