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Iced Hibiscus Tea
from NcMysteryShopper

This tangy and sweet beverage is found all over Egypt, but is especially popular with street vendors. From Party By the Pyramids. NOTES: Dried hibiscus flowers can be found at specialty food stores and at Latin and Caribbean markets, where they are called sorrel or flor de Jamaica.

  • 2 quarts water
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups dried hibiscus flowers (1 1/2 ounces, see Note above)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ice cube

In a medium saucepan, combine water and hibiscus flowers and bring to a boil.

Simmer over moderate heat for 5 minutes.

Add sugar and stir until dissolved.

Pour the drink into a medium bowl. Fill a larger bowl with ice water and set the smaller bowl inside.

Stir the drink occasionally until chilled, about 10 minutes. Strain into a pitcher and serve in tall glasses over ice.