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Warm Zobo Tea

West African medicinal drink with floral, earthy, warm, and fruity flavor notes. Also known as hibiscus tea.

Course Drinks
Cuisine African
Keyword ancestral African recipe, homemade hibiscus tea, how to make hibiscus tea, superfood tea
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 98 kcal
Author Jazzmine from Dash of Jazz


  • 1 cup dried zobo petals
  • 3 cups pineapple juice
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 two-inch knob of ginger
  • 1 two-inch knob of turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon clove buds
  • 2 cinnamon sticks plus more for garnish


  1. Add zobo petals, pineapple juice, water, ginger, turmeric, clove buds, and cinnamon sticks to a small saucepan over medium heat.

  2. Bring mixture to a boil then remove from heat and steep as long as desired. The tea will be tasty and fine to drink without steeping but the flavor will deepen even further as you let it steep.

  3. Serve tea warm and add cinnamon stick for garnish, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts
Warm Zobo Tea
Amount Per Serving
Calories 98 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 206mg6%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 151IU3%
Vitamin C 23mg28%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.