Hibiscus tea, made from dried parts of the hibiscus plant, is deep red in color. It has sweet and tart flavors, similar to cranberry, and may be consumed hot or iced.
Many people are familiar with the beautiful flowers of the hibiscus plant (Hibiscus Sabdariffa). It originated in North Africa and Southeast Asia but now grows in many tropical and subtropical climates. People around the world use various parts of the plant as food and medicine.
Hibiscus tea is naturally calorie and caffeine-free. It can be served hot or iced.
Because hibiscus tea is naturally tart, sugar or honey is often added as a sweetener, adding calories and carbohydrates.
The heart health benefits associated with hibiscus tea are believed to be due to compounds called anthocyanins, the same naturally occurring chemicals that give berries their color.
Individuals who drink herbal teas should let their doctors know, as some herbs have the potential to interact with medications.
Brew 1.5 Teaspoons to 1 cup of boiling water and infuse for 6-10mins.
*Attention: This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It has not been approved, nor have these statements been evaluated, by the TGA. Not suitable for children under 18, pregnant or breastfeeding women.