Jamaica or Hibiscus Tea has a deep rose color with a hint of citrus flavor. Serve hot or cold for a delightful summer beverage. This herbal tea is popular in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. In Jamaica it is often prepared with ginger, sometimes with clove, cinnamon and a little bit of rum. The flowers are sometimes candied and used as a garnish for deserts.
The hibiscus plant is found in many tropical areas around the world. It is sometimes called "rose mallow" but is most widely known as hibiscus. The plants are often used for landscaping because the beautiful flowers also attract honeybees and hummingbirds. One species of hibiscus is even used to produce paper!