Daily Archives: June 4, 2009

Agua de Jamaica

Whether you call it Agua de Jamaica or Hibiscus Tea, this delicious, refreshing infusion is high in vitamin C and  may also help to reduce systolic blood pressure..

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Rinse hibiscus calyces under cold water to remove any impurities, then bring 2 cups of water and 1 cup of hibiscus to a boil, then remove from heat and add a handful of fresh mint and another of fresh stevia (or another non-refined sweetener such as raw honey or rapadura/sucanat)  to the pot and allow to cool to room temperature.

Add 2 quarts of cold filtered water, strain and serve in a tall glass over cracked ice.