What can we say about this vibrant colored flower and the reported benefits it offers? https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/hibiscus-tea-benefits.  I grew up drinking this beverage not even giving a single thought to the benefits I now come to learn it has. We drank this mainly at Christmas time, but it can be enjoyed all year round.  In the Caribbean, this flower beverage is also called Sorrel. In today’s society, we enjoy the convenience of buying food & drinks ready made for us. Hence, we eat foods and drinks with lots of added preservatives to prolong their shelve life, and some of these preservatives are not good for us.  Below I am sharing my recipe for making this beverage at home.  You can enjoy it both hot and cold.

Recipe for Hibiscus Flower Tea

Bring to boil 3 cups of water, then add 1/2 cup of Hibiscus Flower. Add the remainder ingredients and continue boiling for 2 minutes.

Add 3 cloves

1/2 teaspoon of grated ginger

3-4 sticks of Cinnamon

Add brown sugar to taste.  You may start with 2 tablespoons and sweetened to your liking.

Strain and drink (if drinking hot). If drinking cold, let it cool, then leave overnight in the refrigerator before straining.

You can increase the quantities if you are making a much larger batch of cold beverage.