Delicate mouthfuls of luxurious smooth and melt-in-your-mouth pears.
Bring the water to a boil, add hibiscus flowers, honey and salt, stirring until honey dissolves. Let the water with the flowers boil for 5 minutes. Turn the heat off and add peppercorns, cinnamon stick, and orange juice. Cover and steep 10 minutes.
Peel pears, leaving stems intact. Add pears to pan. Add 1 to 2 cups of water to just cover pears, if needed.
Bring to a boil over medium-high. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 1 hour or until pears are tender.
Strain poaching liquid over a bowl, reserving 2 cups poaching liquid. Bring 2 cups poaching liquid to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high; cook 20 minutes or until reduced to 1/2 cup syrup.
Serve the pears with the syrup on top.