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cranberry hibiscus tea in teacups on a platter
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5 from 4 votes

Cranberry Hibiscus Tea

This easy homemade cranberry hibiscus tea is made with fresh or frozen cranberries, dried hibiscus and water. Add a splash of bourbon for a winter cocktail!
Cook Time15 mins
Steep Time:10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 people (1 cup servings)
Calories: 14kcal


  • 8 cups water
  • 2 cups cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ¼ cup dried hibiscus flowers
  • ¼ cup sugar, honey, or other preferred sweetener (Optional)


  • Add water and cranberries to a large pot over medium-high heat, and bring to a boil.
    Bring Cranberries + Water to a Boil
  • When cranberries begin to burst, use a potato masher to crush the berries. Boil for about 5 more minutes.
    After 5 minutes, turn off the heat. Stir in the dried hibiscus flowers and cover the pot. Steep for 10 minutes.
    Mash the Berries with a Potato Masher
  • Strain the liquid through a fine mesh sieve or strain through cheesecloth.
    Tip: Cheesecloth will yield the clearest juice without sediment, but a fine mesh sieve will catch most of the sediment.
    If desired, add sweetener to taste.
    Strain Through a Sieve
  • Serve warm.
    Store the strained cranberry hibiscus tea in the fridge and use within a week or freeze and use within a year. Reheat before serving or drink cold.
    cranberry hibiscus tea in teacups on a platter


Yields about 8 cups of cranberry tea.  This recipe is easily doubled or tripled.
Nutrition information assumes 1 cup of tea per serving, and does not include the optional sweetener.


Calories: 14kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg