This is West Indian sorrel
which we grow from seed.
Sorrel is the traditional
Christmas drink in the Caribbean.
It is refreshing and delicious,
it has healing properties
and is the perfect partner
when mixed with rum.
After harvesting the waxy
they are cleaned,
by removing the seed pod,
before combining them with
'sugar and spice and all things nice.'
has more information and includes this delightful
I like to put ginger in my sorrel,
if you are passing on Christmas day,
you will be very welcome