clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Hibiscus Tea Recipe

  • Author: Suwanee
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cups 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Hibiscus tea is a perfect summer drink to cool off the summer heat. It is a refreshing and easy drink to make! You only need a handful of ingredients to bring this drink to life. 


  • 8 cups of hot water
  • 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lime/lemon juice, as needed.
  • For garnishing: ginger mint, Thai basil, lemon, or lime slices.


  1. Combine water, sugar, and dried hibiscus flowers in a glass bowl or medium pot.
  2. Add hot (boiling water to the tea mixture, and let it steep for 20 minutes. Use a whisk to stir and make sure the sugar is dissolved. The longer you let the tea steep, the more tangy your tea will be. Don’t go over 30 minutes as the tea can get a bitter taste.
  3. Once cooled, strain the tea mixture over the sink and place the tea in a vase, refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Prepare your glasses with ice cubed and garnishing options. Pour the tea over a glass and serve! Place the leftover tea in the fridge for up to 4 days. 


  • You can make hot tea from this hibiscus tea recipe too! Just drink it hot or warm with your favorite garnish!
  • Garnishing ideas: Mint, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, rosemary, Thai basil, cucumbers slices, lemon, lime, oranges, peaches, nectarine and so much more!
  • Sugar. You can use white, palm, coconut, or monk fruit sugar. Honey and agave are great options for this tea too.
  • Use ice cubed trays to store leftover tea for future uses! Such a fun and beautiful little trick! 

** Thank you so much for visiting my blog! This is truly a passion for me. If you have enjoyed these recipes and appreciate the hard work I put into them, I would love it if you would share them with your friends! Your recommendation is the highest review I could hope for, and I’d so appreciate it! **

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: stove
  • Cuisine: Thai

Keywords: Hibiscus Tea Recipe, hibiscus tea, thai hibiscus tea, hibiscus iced tea,