Rinse and drain the dried hibiscus flowers in a large colander.
Bring water to a boil in a pot. Add the flowers and cover tightly with a lid. Remove from the heat and steep for 1 hour or until cool.
Strain hibiscus water into a pitcher and discard flowers. Add sugar and stir. Refrigerate until time to serve. Ladle into a tall glass filled with ice and garnish with fresh mint leaves (optional).
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