Organic Hibiscus has a slightly tart and fruity flavor with notes of citrus and pomegranate. It brews into a deep scarlet infusion and is delicious hot or iced. The blossoms are hand-picked from the Hibiscus Sabdariffa varietal when the flowers of this shrub become full, after harvesting the petals are then sun dried. Hibiscus is known to have a high vitamin C content and other beneficial health properties. Other than tea, the hibiscus flowers can also used to create an interesting range of great tasting drinks. In Jamaica, for example, an iced drink using hibiscus is very popular. Try adding a bit of honey or organic cane sugar to your hibiscus infusion to balance the tartness and bring out the fruity sweet potential.
How to Prepare Hibiscus:
Heat water (filtered, if possible) to a low boil, add one generous teaspoon of loose leaf tea per cup (apprx. 8 ounces). Infuse the tea for 4–5 minutes depending on taste preference
Organic hibiscus petals from Egypt