Hibiscus tea, an herbal tea drink is popular throughout many parts Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean. It has a tart,cranberry-like flavor and sugar is often added to sweeten the beverage. Ginger or rum is add to the tea in the Caribbean and it is served cold. Karkady or hibiscus tea is a traditional drink at Egyptian weddings.
2 cups water
1/2 cup dried hibiscus petals
Sugar to taste
In a medium saucepan, combine water and hibiscus petals and bring to a boil.
Simmer over moderate heat for 5 minutes.
Add sugar and stir until dissolved.
Serve hot or cold.