WHAT IS HIBISCUS TEA?
Hibiscus, also known as Hibiscus sabdariffa and can be referred to as “Sorrell tea” or “sour tea”. Hibiscus flowers grow in warm tropical and subtropical climates.
A common use for Hibiscus is brewing tea. The hibiscus buds (called calyxes) are dried and used to make hot or cold teas. The dried hibiscus buds create a bright red infusion with a tart and slightly fruity flavour.
Hibiscus tea can be enjoyed sweetened, unsweetened, with added spices or fresh citrus.
This tea is naturally caffeine free and boasts a tonne of medicinal properties.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF HIBISCUS TEA
- Lower blood pressure and reduce cholesterol - enjoying up to 3 cups of hibiscus tea per day can help reduce blood pressure in prehypertensive adults. Hibiscus tea enjoyed daily can help lower the risk of heart disease.
- High in Vitamin C - also referred to as ascorbic acid is an antioxidant. Vitamin C is crucial in boosting our immune system, iron absorption and aids in the natural formation of collagen (hello glowing skin and hair!)
- Full of Antioxidants -beta-carotene, vitamin C and anthocyanin (Anthocyanins give the plant its vibrant red color). Hibiscus tea also contains another antioxidant called polyphenols. These antioxidants work together as a powerful defence against free radicals in the body.
HIBISCUS LOOSE LEAF TEA BLENDS
We sell organic loose leaf Hibiscus tea in bulk, as well as in mixed blends with fun and fruity flavours!
Coconut, Pineapple and Hibiscus
Strawberry, Lemon and Hibiscus
Blueberries, Rosehip and Hibiscus
Pear, Fennel, Rosehip and Hibiscus
Shop more Hibiscus Tea Blends here