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Hibiscus is steeped and sipped all over the world. Infused in hot water, the crimson flowers brew into a ruby red liquor that can be described as tart like lemon and tangy like cranberry or pomegranate. Hibiscus can be slightly bitter as well, so the brewed beverage is often sweetened with sugar to cut down on any bitterness and tartness that comes through from steeping the flower.
This herbal infusion is a caffeine-free alternative to black and green tea, which both contain the caffeine found naturally in true Camellia sinensis tea leaves.
Hibiscus tea may have health benefits, too. It has been said to prevent hypertension, lower blood pressure, reduce blood sugar levels, keep your liver healthy, help with menstrual cramps, help with depression, aid digestion and help with weight management. Its rich in Vitamin C, contains minerals such as flavonoids and has laxative properties.
ALLERGY WARNING: Hibiscus is often intercropped with PEANUTS.
Hibiscus Looseleaf Tea
How To Brew
- Use fresh, pure, cold filtered water.
- Hibiscus is generally steeped in just boiled water at a temperature similar to a black tea and other herbal infusions, around 200 to 212 degrees.
- To prepare as a tea, pour 8 oz. boiling water over 1 tsp. of herb. Cover and steep 3-5 minutes, strain and serve immediately.
- Hibiscus has a tartness that gets stronger the longer it steeps. Taste the brewed hibiscus after the recommended steeping time, then decide if you’d like it to go a little longer.