Hibiscus flower water and Sumac Berry Tea

Makes 8 servings


  • 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 quarts boiling water
  • 8 small mint leaves, for garnish (optional)


  1. Pour boiling water over hibiscus flowers and sugar. Stir and let steep for at least an hour, then strain and cool. Garnish with a mint leaf, if desired. The hibiscus water can be served hot or iced.

Chef’s Note: Basil can be substituted for the hibiscus flowers to make basil water.

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