Hi everyone. New guy from Charlotte, NC
I just finished listening to Episode 50. I can't believe I've never planted Roselle before.. What a great idea. I grew up in Mexico and a very popular drink is Agua de Jamaica... it's basically Roselle Sweet Tea. I can't wait for this years harvest. Thanks for the idea.
2 cups dried hibiscus flowers
8 cups water
3/4 cup sugar or equivalent amount of sugar substitute
Rinse and drain the hibiscus flowers in a colander.
Put them in a saucepan with 4 cups of the water and the sugar.
Stir and bring to a slow boil, lower heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.
The flowers will have lost their color into the water, which will be a deep red color. Let the liquid cool, then strain it into a pitcher.
Discard the flowers.
Add the rest of the water and stir.
Chill thoroughly before serving.