This premium herbal tea is made from the dried calix of the hibiscus flower. High in vitamin C and caffeine-free, the liquor has an astonishing candy-apple red color with an intense, fruity, sweet and sour flavor. It has been shown to lower blood pressure; Very rich in vitamin C (a great antioxidant, good for the immune system as well as a necessary vitamin for the production of collagen - collagen is a protein that is a building block for healthy skin, tendons & ligaments, blood vessels.). May assist in weight loss by slowing the absorption of carbohydrates (if consumed after meals). Hibiscus tea is delicious, refreshing, and can be enjoyed hot or cold. Sweeter can be added to mellow down the tartness. Hibiscus tea can be a healthy alternative to juice, great for all ages.
Organic hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa)
|Serving Size: 2.5g /cup|
|Steeping Temp: 100°C|
|Steeping Time: 5 mins.|
|Caffeine: Caffeine Free|
|Grade or Quality: C/S|
|Aroma: Woodsy, floral|
|Infusion Aroma: Woodsy, floral|
|Infusion Color: Dark Red|
|Infusion Strength: Strong|
Story, Folklore, History
The bright, vibrant hibiscus blossom is recognized in many parts of the world as much for its gorgeous petal displays and cultural significance as for the splendidly sweet and tangy taste of the herbal tea it produces.
In Hawaii, for instance, a woman who wears the hibiscus flower behind her left ear is indicating that she would like to take a lover, while one who wears it behind her right has already been claimed. One who wears it behind both, however, may present a bit of a quandary to the potential man, or else a laid-back dream come true: she already has one lover, but wouldn’t mind another.
Though it is native to the Aloha state, many islands in the South Pacific and countries in Asia also have the pleasure of calling it their own, and both Malaysia and the Conch Republic boast it as national symbols. Ironically, though the iconic bloom is sometimes called the Queen of Tropical Flowers for its associations with peace and happiness, one of the most poignant legends surrounding the flower is very sad. Click here to read the myth on out blog.