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 grow to be an increasing number of fashionable due to its mild and candy style and attractive well being advantages. My variation is made with tart and equally helpful 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 onerous to mess up
  • Simply personalized
  • Nutritious

overhead of pineapple skin tea in glass with ice

Star elements

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 under).

Hibiscus is the opposite star of this scrumptious drink. It brews darkish pink and has tart flavors which might be much like cranberry.

Clove. Including spices like these to your tea elevates and brings extra depth to it. Chances are you’ll 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 totally different names: pink 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 go away additional matter on the backside of your tea. For those who don’t thoughts, it’s completely okay to drink. In any other case, use a cheesecloth as an alternative 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 answerable 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, lowering its effectiveness. If you’re trying into pineapple pores and skin as a digestive assist strive soaking it in room temp water in a single day or mixing the core to make smoothies as an alternative.

pineapple peels and core after straining tea

Hibiscus Well being Advantages

Whereas it’s not ass widespread within the west, there are lots of cultures and nations who acknowledge the medicinal properties of hibiscus. In some areas, it’s used to assist deal with illnesses like hypertension, lower your physique temperature, coronary heart illness, ldl cholesterol, and weight reduction. Whereas this stuff must be mentioned along with your physician, there are different apparent advantages to Hibiscus as nicely.

Hibiscus is excessive in vitamin c, iron and antioxidants. Which means you might be combating free radicals in your physique, supporting development and restore in your tissues, and serving to increase your immune system. It’s additionally an antimicrobial and can assist increase your metabolism. Tremendous Tea! After all this doesn’t change dangerous habits, nevertheless it is  occasional behavior so as to add onto your record.

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 along 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 increase your immunity and assist in you getting evening’s relaxation respectfully. Each additionally promote wholesome pores and skin.

make Pineapple Pores and skin Tea

Do you do not forget that phrase “set it and overlook it?” It’s the perfect half about this recipe!  You’ll need to begin by washing your pineapple utilizing a vegetable brush in case you have it. Seize a big pot and add your entire elements to it. Convey 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 may add to your tea as an alternative of or alongside clove: cardamom, cinnamon sticks, and star anise. Many individuals add freshly floor turmeric roots or floor turmeric, which has its personal helpful properties together with combating irritation.

Another issues you may add to your tea: lavender, rosemary, thyme, recent mint, or oranges. You’ll be able to add a splash of lemon juice or lime juice on the finish in the event you’d like as nicely. For those who don’t have coconut sugar, you should use brown sugar or maple syrup as an alternative.

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 easy 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 all the elements in a big pot.

  • Convey water to a boil, then cut 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.


  • Ensure that 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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