Hibiscus Flowers are hand-picked and sun-dried for natural red-orange color and fruity flavor. The tropical plant is used to make a healthful tea, as an ingedient in cosmetics and as a natural dye. The beautiful, deep red , purplish hued dried flowers lend an attractive red color to teas which have it as an ingredient.
Product Features• Common names include rose mallow and roselle
• In Mexico, hibiscus makes a chilled tea known as Agua de Jamaica which features plenty of sugar to balance natural tartness
• Often intercropped with peanuts, so people with nut allergies should avoid this product
Origin: Burkina Faso/Egypt
Directions: To prepare as a tea, pour 8 oz boiling water over 1-2 teaspoons of herb. Cover and steep for 5-10 minutes, strain and serve immediately.
Suggested uses: Naturally caffeine-free, tart and colorful, hibiscus tea is delightful on its own (hot or cold, sweetened or not) or as the basis of an healthful herbal tea blend. It combines especially well with green or black teas and with other herbs such as peppermint, rosehips, spearmint, linden leaf and lemongrass. Also try it mixed with a juice (such as cranberry), lemonade or sparkling water for a refreshing spritzer. Add to potpourris and decorative jars for gorgeous, deep color.
Flavor Profile: Fruity, flowery and somewhat tart
Botanical name: Hibiscus sabdariffa L.