How To Steep Hibiscus Tea

Steeped Hibiscus Tea is a lovely red color. Photo by Izik.

Steeped Hibiscus Tea is a lovely ruby-red color.

Here are my instructions on how to steep hibiscus tea leaves and tea bags. Follow my lead and you’re guaranteed a wonderfully fragrant hot tea that’s not too strong or too tart.

Please note: these are my instructions for hot hibiscus tea, not ice tea.

How To Steep Hibiscus Loose Leaf Tea

  • Heat fresh water to a rolling boil. (Filtered water optional.)
  • If you’re using a teapot: put 1 tablespoon of hibiscus loose leaf tea into a large tea ball or directly into your teapot.
  • If you’re using a mug: put 1 teaspoon of hibiscus loose leaf tea into mug.
  • Pour boiling water into teapot or mug.
  • Close teapot, or cover mug, and wait for 5 to 7 minutes. If you like your tea very strong, wait for 10 minutes then stir.
  • Remove the tea ball if you’re using one.
  • You now have a beautifully red hibiscus tea that’s ready to drink!
  • Natural hibiscus has a tart taste, a bit like cranberries. For a touch of sweetness, add a tablespoon of honey.

How To Steep Hibiscus Teabags

  • Heat fresh water to a rolling boil. (Filtered water optional.)
  • Put 1 hibiscus teabag in teapot or tea mug.
  • Pour boiling water into teapot or tea mug.
  • Close teapot, or cover mug, and wait for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the teabag.
  • If your hibiscus tea is a rich, beautiful red, that means it’s ready to drink!
  • If you’d like your tea a little sweeter, add a tablespoon of honey.

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  1. I had a girlfriend once that used to drink this tea and she used to swear it had magical properties!

  2. Heh, that’s pretty cool Andy! The tea certainly looks like it could have magical properties. All you need to add is a little dry ice for that eerie effect. 🙂

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  4. Do I need to steep the hibiscus tea?

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