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Hibiscus-Cinnamon Tea

My mom made hibiscus tea with the addition of cinnamon over the holidays and it is so fragrant and smells like Christmas. Hibiscus has a tart, cranberry-like flavor, and sugar or honey can be added to sweeten it. This tea can be served hot or cold.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Steeping1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 to 8 cups
Calories: 7.75kcal


  • cups water divided
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/3 cup dry jamaica/hibiscus flowers


  • Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a pot. Add the cinnamon sticks and flowers and cover tightly with a lid. Remove from the heat and steep for 1 hour or until cool.
  • Strain hibiscus-cinnamon tea into a pitcher and discard cinnamon and flowers.
  • Dilute with 5 cups of water.
  • Refrigerate until time to serve.
  • Serve hot or cold.
  • Sugar or honey can be added to sweeten.


Serve it cold with honey and a splash of sparking water if you are craving some bubbly.


Calories: 7.75kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.91g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 15.1mg | Fiber: 0.62g | Sugar: 0.81g | Vitamin A: 38.91IU | Vitamin C: 2.42mg | Calcium: 20.44mg | Iron: 1.23mg