Talk about waste not, want not! I used the hibiscus flower petals to make an entire pot of tea and then reduced the petals to make jam!
1 lb hibiscus flower petals/rose mallows/sorrel/roselle (I can’t seem to figure out the real name for this flower)
2 Quarts of water (8 cups)
3 T sugar (more if you’d like)
Thoroughly wash the flowers. Peel off petals and throw away the buds.
Boil petals until the water turns red, approximately 12 minutes.
Remove the tea leaving about 1/2 cup of liquid and cooked petals in the pot.
Keep stirring until most of the liquid evaporates.
Jam is ready! Spread on bread or crackers.