I chanced upon some dried hibiscus flowers while browsing the aisle of a farm market in Southern Jersey. When we visit a town I almost always go to a food store in search of local specialty it has to offer.
The dried hibiscus was not a local product but it still is a rare find since it’s not something my local food store carries regularly. They say that hibiscus tea helps lower blood pressure and is a very good antioxidant.
After searching the web I decided on the most simple and easiest way to prepare it. To make a cold brew, I took about a cup of dried hibicus flowers and added 4-5 cups water. I let it steep in a carafe inside the refrigerator for 4-6 hours or if you want overnight. Strain the brew and serve over ice. You can add simple syrup to sweeten it and garnish with strawberry slices or even some blueberries or raspberries.