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Caribbean: Sorrel (Hibiscus) Tea

Kidney-friendly Sorrel (Hibiscus) Tea: Enjoy a refreshing Caribbean drink with dried sorrel flowers, ginger, and a hint of honey


Appropriate for

Sorrel (Hibiscus) Tea


  • 2 cups of dried sorrel (hibiscus) flowers
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3-4 slices of fresh ginger
  • 4 cups of water
  • ¼ cup honey or alternative sweetener (adjust to taste)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice (optional)
  • - Ice cubes (for serving)


  1. Rinse the dried sorrel flowers under cold water to remove any dust or impurities.
  2. Boil the water and add rinsed sorrel flowers, cinnamon stick, and ginger slices.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium and let simmer for about 10-15 minutes.
  4. Remove the pot from the heat and let it steep for additional 30 minutes to an hour.
  5. Strain the mixture to remove the sorrel flowers, ginger slices, and cinnamon stick. 
  6. Stir the honey while the tea is still warm.
  7. Add lime juice if desired.
  8. Let the tea cool to room temperature. Serve over ice for a refreshing beverage.

Nutritional information

Nutrients per serving

  • 1 serving: 1 cup
  • Calories: ~80 kcals
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Sodium: ~ 5mg
  • Potassium: ~95 mg
  • Calcium: ~10 mg
  • Phosphorus: ~15 mg