A symbol of love and beauty in Hawai‘i, the roselle plant is grown right here at The Farm at Hōkūala. Though the colorful flowers of roselle appear similar to rosebuds before bursting into bloom, they are a part of the hibiscus family and are edible! Roselle lends beautifully festive pink hues to herbal teas, flavored sea salt, and delicious farm-to-table cocktails and mocktails.

This Valentine’s Day, we are sharing our signature Hōkūala Honey Hibiscus Tea recipe for you to enjoy with your loved ones at home! Those who have visited Timbers Kaua‘i will recognize this tea – it’s your first sip upon arrival at our concierge desk. Not only delicious and a stunning pink hue, this crisp and sweet tea is restorative for the weary traveler and full of antioxidants.

Hōkūala Honey Hibiscus Tea Recipe


  • Roselle
  • Ginger
  • Lemon
  • Honey


  1. Bring 16 ounces of water to a boil
  2. Add 3-4 roselle flowers, a slice of fresh Hawaiian ginger, and a squeeze of lemon
  3. Steep and strain after boiling


Add sweetener to taste. We recommend Hōkūala honey from our apiary!

We wish you and your loved ones a Happy Valentine’s Day.