Breathtaking hibiscus flowers are not only lovely to behold, but also a healthy ingredient used as an ever-so-popular herbal tea! Consumed traditionally by the Pharaohs in Ancient Egypt to help keep cool in the desert, and in Mexico for centuries as an excellent hydrator! It produces an instant ruby red infusion, that is pleasantly tart, with a sour taste very similar to cranberry juice. Popularized in the west as an ingredient in many iced teas, hibiscus tea is known for being naturally high in vitamin C. The tartness can be offset by the addition of a touch of sweetener of choice, excellent with sugar, honey, stevia, and also delicious with spices such as cinnamon, or nutmeg!
Organic whole hibiscus flowers
Use 1-2 tsp of tea per 8oz/200ml of water. Heat water to 205F/95C and steep for 3-5 minutes.