hibiscus pineapple skin tea in pot with clear view of pineapple peels and core

Hibiscus Pineapple Pores and skin Tea – Candy Potato Soul by Jenné Claiborne

Pineapple pores and skin tea is a well-liked and refreshing Jamaican drink made with pineapple peel and ginger. It has develop into increasingly more standard due to its gentle and candy style and attractive well being advantages. My variation is made with tart and equally useful hibiscus flower, in addition to  cinnamon, cloves, and coconut sugar. This tea does all of it!

side view of pineapple skin tea with ice in a glass with lime slice on the rim

This vegan Hibiscus Pineapple Pores and skin Tea is…

  • Scrumptious scorching or iced
  • Tart and Candy
  • Refreshing
  • Simple to make, and arduous to mess up
  • Simply personalized
  • Nutritious

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Star components

Pineapple core and pores and skin are the star of this scrumptious drink. These pineapple “scraps” are boiled together with the hibiscus and spices to impart  sweetness and scrumptious, fruity taste to the tart drink. Pineapple pores and skin and core is excessive in vitamin C and bromelain, a digestive enzyme––although this enzyme could also be damaged down with boiling (see observe beneath).

Hibiscus is the opposite star of this scrumptious drink. It brews darkish purple and has tart flavors which can be just like cranberry.

Clove. Including spices like these to your tea elevates and brings extra depth to it. You could have already got cloves already in your cupboard!

Ginger. This brings some life and zing into this already scrumptious drink.

enticing view of pineapple skin tea with ice in a glass with lime slice on the rim

The place to purchase Hibiscus

Relying on the place you’re shopping for your hibiscus leaves, it might have completely different names: purple sorrel or agua de Jamaica being the most well-liked. Hibiscus can also be known as bitter tea, sudan tea, karkade, or lo-shen.

Ought to I take advantage of entire or floor clove?

On the time of testing this recipe I used to be out of entire cloves and used floor. It does the identical factor however this fashion does depart additional matter on the backside of your tea. In the event you don’t thoughts, it’s completely okay to drink. In any other case, use a cheesecloth as a substitute of a strainer to have a ‘cleaner’ tea.

Does Boiling Pineapple Pores and skin Have an effect on Bromelain?

Pineapple is wealthy in bromelain, an enzyme that helps wholesome digestion. This enzyme can also be accountable for the uncooked feeling you get in your tongue after consuming an excessive amount of of pineapple. Boiling pineapple pores and skin can break down the enzymes like bromelain, decreasing its effectiveness. If you’re wanting into pineapple pores and skin as a digestive help strive soaking it in room temp water in a single day or mixing the core to make smoothies as a substitute.

pineapple peels and core after straining tea

Hibiscus Well being Advantages

Whereas it’s not ass frequent within the west, there are a lot of cultures and international locations who acknowledge the medicinal properties of hibiscus. In some areas, it’s used to assist deal with ailments like hypertension, lower your physique temperature, coronary heart illness, ldl cholesterol, and weight reduction. Whereas these items must be mentioned together with your physician, there are different apparent advantages to Hibiscus as properly.

Hibiscus is excessive in vitamin c, iron and antioxidants. Meaning you’re combating free radicals in your physique, supporting development and restore in your tissues, and serving to enhance your immune system. It’s additionally an antimicrobial and may help enhance your metabolism. Tremendous Tea! In fact this doesn’t change unhealthy habits, but it surely is an excellent occasional behavior so as to add onto your listing.

Pineapple Pores and skin Tea Advantages

There are much more advantages to this Hibiscus Pineapple Tea due to the pineapple peel. It has enzymes that assist together with your digestion and bromelain which helps struggle ache and irritation. Pineapple bark additionally has a excessive quantity of vitamin C and magnesium, micronutrients that may assist enhance your immunity and help in you getting an excellent night time’s relaxation respectfully. Each additionally promote wholesome pores and skin.

Easy methods to make Pineapple Pores and skin Tea

Do you keep in mind that phrase “set it and neglect it?” It’s one of the best half about this recipe!  You’ll need to begin by washing your pineapple utilizing a vegetable brush if in case you have it. Seize a big pot and add your whole components to it. Carry your water to a boil over medium-high warmth after which decrease the warmth to a simmer. Let all of your flavors come collectively within the pot for 45 minutes as much as 1 hour. Take away from the warmth and permit the tea to chill till secure sufficient to pressure. Pressure right into a pitcher or massive jar, then stir in coconut sugar. Serve heat or over ice.

side view of pineapple skin tea with ice in a glass with lime slice on the rim


Spices you possibly can add to your tea as a substitute of or alongside clove: cardamom, cinnamon sticks, and star anise. Many individuals add freshly floor turmeric roots or floor turmeric, which has its personal useful properties together with combating irritation.

Another issues you possibly can add to your tea: lavender, rosemary, thyme, recent mint, or oranges. You possibly can add a splash of lemon juice or lime juice on the finish should you’d like as properly. In the event you don’t have coconut sugar, you should utilize brown sugar or maple syrup as a substitute.

Additionally strive these refreshing drinks

Apple Nutmeg Mocktail

Hibiscus Elderberry Tea

hibiscus pineapple skin tea in pot with clear view of pineapple peels and core

Hibiscus Pineapple Pores and skin Tea

Get pleasure from this refreshing hibiscus pineapple pores and skin tea over ice or scorching. It is simple to make, nutritious, and filled with fruity candy tart taste.

Prep Time 5 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 1 hr


  • ½ cup dried hibiscus flowers
  • 1 ½ tsp floor clove or 5 entire cloves
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 Pores and skin and core of 1 entire ripe pineapple pores and skin must be totally washed
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 inch ginger, chopped
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric non-obligatory


  • Place the entire components in a big pot.

  • Carry water to a boil, then scale back warmth to a simmer.

  • Place a lid on over the tea and proceed to simmer on low for 45-60 minutes.

  • Take away from the warmth, and permit the tea to chill till secure sufficient to pressure.

  • Pressure right into a pitcher or massive jar, then stir in coconut sugar (add extra to style if desired). Serve heat or over ice.


  • Be sure to totally wash the pineapple earlier than slicing. Use a brush to get any particles out of the creases. 
  • Enable the tea to chill considerably earlier than straining. 
  • Hold the pineapple pores and skin tea recent by storing within the fridge for as much as 5 days. Cowl the pitcher with plastic wrap to keep away from absorbing fridge flavors. 
  • Stir the tea every time earlier than serving. 
  • Serve tea over ice or heat. Reheat on the range or within the microwave. 

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