Dried Hibiscus Flowers
is most commonly used to make tea. In Jamaica and many other islands in the Caribbean, the drink is known as sorrel
and is considered a quite popular drink at Christmas time. Sorrel
is served cold and mixed with other herbs, roots, and spices and sweetened with cane sugar. It can also be served mixed with Jamaican rum or wine.
In Mexico, Hibiscus Flower Tea
is well know for its color, tanginess and mild flavor. Adding sugar, gives the tea a more intense herbal and berry (cranberry, raspberry, etc) infused tea.
Hibiscus Flower Tea
is consumed all over the world, hot or cold. It is known as Bissap
in West Africa, Karkady
in the Middle East, flor de Jamaica
in Mexico, Gongura
in India and Brazil. Some also refer to it as Roselle
, a common name for the hibiscus flower.
Using a large amount of the Dried Hibiscus Flower
to ensures a thick dark red tea. The tea is popular as a natural diuretic and contains vitamin C and minerals.
As with any herb or supplement, a physician should be consulted prior to use.
Hibiscus Tea Blend
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