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Iced Hibiscus Tea With Pineapple (Burkina Faso)

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“Burkina Faso, also known by its short-form name Burkina, is a landlocked country in west Africa. The tea is called Bissap a La Bonne Dame in Burkina Faso, Africa, and enjoyed everyday in the hot weather. Chilled hibiscus tea is light and refreshing. The natural floral tang is a wonderful counterpart to sweet pineapple chunks. I'm traveling the world, making vegetarian or vegan recipes from each country. Some can be especially challenging, lol.”
READY IN:
15mins
YIELD:
2 quarts
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 big handful dried hibiscus flowers (or 4 teabags)
  • 6 cups boiling water
  • 4 cups ice
  • 1 pineapple, cubed
  • pink lemonade (optional)

Directions

  1. Pour boiling water over hibiscus flowers or teabags.
  2. Let steep about 30 minutes. Hibiscus looks so pretty as the purplish dried leaves turn the water deep red.
  3. Strain into ice to speed up cooling.
  4. Serve chilled with chunks of freshly cut pineapple. You can leave the pineapple out of the drink if you like, but it's so good and cold, don't leave it out!
  5. If you like, mix equal parts lemonade with the tea. Yum.

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