Iced Cold Brew Hibiscus Tea - Fresco de Flor de Jamaica
This healthy, cold brew Hibiscus Tea or Fresco de Rosa de Jamaica is a ruby-hued iced tea that's refreshing to enjoy any time of day.
fine mesh sieve
- 6 cups water filtered, purified or distilled
- 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers or flor de jamaica
- 1/2 cup apple juice preferably no sugar added, low acid - not apple cider
- fresh mint and slices of lime
Place the dried hibiscus flowers in a large glass jar, bowl or pot.
To make the concentrate, pour three cups of purified cold water over the flowers.
Allow the flowers to steep in the water for at least two hours but not longer than 4 hours.
Strain the concentrate through a fine mesh sieve, strainer or colander with small holes (or lined with cheesecloth) into a large glass serving pitcher. Discard or reserve the steeped flowers.
Chill for several hours. Add the remaining three cups of water to the concentrate in the pitcher. Stir gently.
Add apple juice to the pitcher to taste according to your sweetness preference.
Stir and serve in tall glasses over ice.
Garnish with fresh mint and lime.
Note: Nutritional information is created by online calculators so the figures are only estimates.
- This cold-brew hibiscus tea recipe uses apple juice instead of refined sugar for sweetness. Add it to taste depending on the tartness of the flowers you purchase and your own preference.
- Store the prepared iced tea in the refrigerator for up to five days.
- Reserve the flowers for use in a recipe (tacos de Jamaica or salsa) or discard.
Calories: 24kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 117IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 3mg