Wash the hibiscus leaves, drain and set aside. Proceed to wash the orange and peel it. This recipe only uses the rind so it is better to use good quality, uncontaminated oranges.
Roughly slice the ginger, it is not necessary to peel it.
Add water to a medium-sized pot and allow it to come to a boil then add the monk fruit sweetener. Reduce the heat to medium, stir and allow to dissolve.
½ cup monk fruit sweetener (optional), 10 cups water
Add the chopped pineapple, hibiscus leaves, ginger, orange peel, cinnamon sticks, and star anise (optional). Cover and allow to simmer for 30 minutes, stirring from time to time.
2 cups dried hibiscus leaves, ½ piece ginger, 1 peel of an orange, 3 cinnamon sticks, 3 star anise, 1 pineapple
Once done, use a strainer or a piece of cheesecloth to sieve the bissap juice into a bowl or another pot. If using a cheesecloth, squeeze again to get as liquid as possible. Taste and add more sweetener if desired.
Allow it to cool. Once cool, pop it in the refrigerator to chill. To serve, fill glasses with ice and pour the chilled Zobo drink on top. Serve cold, and enjoy.