Pineapple and Hibiscus Infused African Tea

(Africa 2020 Pairings) - (Pineapple Zobo) - An aromatic tea infused with cinnamon, ginger, hibiscus and pineapple.

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1-1/4 cups dried hibiscus flowers
10 cups boiling water
2-1/4 teaspoons whole cloves
2 each cinnamon sticks
1/4 cup fresh ginger peeled and sliced
2-3/4 cups DOLE Canned Pineapple Juice
1/2 cup granulated sugar
10 slices DOLE Pineapple Slices in juice drained
as needed ice cubes
10 cups zobo sub-recipe
10 dried pineapple ring sub-recipe


  1. To Prepare Zobo:

    1. Add hibiscus flowers to boiling water along with cloves, cinnamon and ginger. Steep for 10-12 minutes.

    2. Pour tea through a fine mesh strainer and discard solids.

    3. Cool to room temperature.

    4. Once cooled add pineapple juice and granulated sugar; stir to combine.

    5. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

  2. To Prepare Dried Pineapple Ring:

    1. Preheat oven to 175ºF.

    2. Lay pineapple slices on a sheet tray lined with a cooling rack.

    3. Place sheet tray into oven and slowly dehydrate for 3-4 hours or until pineapple rings are dry but slightly flexible.

    4. Store covered in a cool, dry place.

  3. To Serve:

    1. To make one serving, fill a 12 oz. glass completely with ice.

    2. Pour 1 cup of prepared Zobo directly over ice and top with dried pineapple ring.

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