Hibiscus Flower TeaHibiscus flower tea was the favorite drink of the pharaohs of ancient Nile Valley. It was a very refreshing drink that used to help survive in the desert heat. Today, hibiscus tea is incorporated in many cultures as Mexico, China, India, the Caribbean, USA and Europe.
Herbal tea is made with chalices (one of the green parts) of the flower, which produces hot and cold drinks. Many countries have given this tea a specific name in their own cultures as in the Caribbean, is called red sorrel, In Mexico Agua de Jamaica in Jamaica sorrel, In Latin America flower Jamaica, The Middle East have called karkadyY the West Africa bissap flame. This was a brief story about this tea. Now let’s look at the health benefits of tea hibiscus flower and how to prepare tea for a refreshing experience.
Benefits received tea
The flower is loaded with antioxidants that protect cells from free radicals.
The tea helps to lower high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Consuming tea regularly reduces the chances of heart disease.
Contains vitamin C (an antioxidant) and minerals that helps the immune system and also helps in flu-like symptoms.
Tea is also used as a diuretic to increase urine flow.
Also known for its use as a laxative tea helps relieve constipation.
Last but not least, this tea also helps in removing bacterial infections in the respiratory tract.
Easy to make recipes
As hibiscus tea is cheap to make, which is easily available in local grocery stores. Learn how to make tea, which can be ingested by someone in the family because it is free of caffeine.
Recipe hibisco care 1
3 tablespoons dried hibiscus flowers
48 oz of water
2 cinnamon sticks
1 small orange, sliced
1 lemon wedges
cup of sugar or honey
Boil water in a pot, turn off heat and add the hibiscus flowers and cinnamon sticks. Place a lid on the pot and let it rest for about 15-20 minutes (but not too much, otherwise the tea taste bitter). With a strainer, strain the hot tea into a glass filled with ice. Add sugar (you can also add honey if desired) and orange slices. Add the lemon slices to decorate your drink.
Recipe hibisco care 2
4 bags of hibiscus tea
4 cups water
1 tablespoon ginger, thinly sliced
cup of sugar or honey
Boil water in a pot, turn off heat and add honey or sugar until dissolved. Now soak the tea bags for about 15 minutes. Strain the tea into glasses with ice in them. Let the tea cool and then mix the fresh lemon juice. Garnish with lemon slices and serve.
Hibiscus flower tea feels refreshing on summer evenings. If and when you have the opportunity to visit Merida and Mexico City, you will find a lot of posts in a row in local markets with brown dried petals of hibiscus flower. Take hibiscus tea takes about 10-15 minutes only, plus you can also infuse the petals of daisies flavors, granitas, sorbets, and popsicles.