Caribbean Sorrel Tea


Get dried sorrel flowers from Asian, African, or Caribbean stores for this special iced tea spiced with ginger and orange zest.

close up view of Caribbean Sorrel Tea with ice in a glass with an orange peel
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 10 mins
1 pitcher


  • 9 ounces dried red sorrel buds

  • 3 teaspoons grated ginger

  • 3 strips dried orange zest

  • 1 white clove

  • 1 quart water

  • cup white sugar

  • ice cubes


  1. Combine sorrel, ginger, dried orange zest, and clove in a bowl.

  2. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan or kettle; pour over sorrel mixture. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Let mixture steep at room temperature, 8 hours to overnight.

  3. Strain sorrel mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher; discard solids. Serve over ice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

177 Calories
1g Fat
45g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 177
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 28mg 141%
Calcium 170mg 13%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 173mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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