Hibiscus Herbal Tea
Country of Origin: Sudan
Region: Nile River
Shipping Port: Khartoum
Grade: First Grade
Altitude: below 2000 feet
Manufacturer Type: Field grown, sundried
Cup Characteristics: A lovely deep red infusion similar to grenadine with a taste close to lemonade
Infusions: Scarlet red to deep burgundy – depending upon amount used
Ingredients: Luxury hibiscus
There are more than 200 species of hibiscus. The type used for tea is Abelmoschus or Sabdariffa. Hibiscus is rich in Vitamin A and C and beta-carotene making it a good antioxidant. Many purport that its health benefits are:
-Replaces electrolytes and quenches thirst during and after athletic endeavors.
-Eases symptoms of colds, flu and coughs
If you are using hibiscus petals in a tea and you intend to add milk to the tea, keep the ratio of hibiscus to tea low, as hibiscus will curdle milk.