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Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus Tea
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Cool down with this intensly sweet and tart infusion with a bright red color - great as an iced tea.

Ingredients: Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa)

25g (8-15 cups of tea)
$2.95
100g (35-65 cups of tea)
$6.95
500g (165-300 cups of tea)
$27.95
2kg (670-1300 cups of tea)
$94.95

Instructions

  • Serving Size: 2.7g /cup
  • Steeping Temp: 100°C
  • Steeping Time: 5 mins.
  • Certification: Organic
  • Origin: Egypt
  • Caffeine: Caffeine Free

Hibiscus Tea

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.Has been shown to lower blood pressure; Very rich in vitamin C (which is a great antioxidant, and 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, etc.). May assist in weight loss by slowing the absorption of carbohydrates (if consumed after meals).

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.

Tasting Notes

Certification: Organic
Grade or Quality: C/S
Aroma: Woodsy, floral
Infusion Aroma: Woodsy, floral
Infusion Color: Dark Red
Base flavor: Berry, fruity, slightly sweet and sour
Infusion Strength: Strong

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From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog

Hibiscus: A Myth of Sweetness - by Richard Isaac

Hibiscus: A Myth of Sweetness

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.

In China,...

Read the rest of the article on our blog.


How to make delicious iced tea - by Richard Isaac

How to make delicious iced tea

Spring is here, time to break out the iced tea!

There are quite a few methods for making iced tea, selecting the right method really depends on the tea leaves or herbs you are using to make the infusion. You can use any kind of tea or herb to make iced tea, but some are a bit more temperamental and require a bit more attention. Over the past years we’ve held quite a few iced tea-making workshops so some of our Ottawa customers are probably already familiar with a lot of these iced tea methods, but in case you need a refresher, read on. This guide is intended to help you figure out which method is best for your tea of choice.  At the end of the guide will be some links to Shanti Tea’s Iced Tea Pouches, which will make iced tea-making this summer deliciously effortless.

Iced Tea Preparation: Read It In The Leaves

The most important factor which determines the method you will be using to make your iced tea...

Read the rest of the article on our blog.