Hibiscus Herbal Tea Infusion in Assorted Packs

Hibiscus Herbal Tea Infusion in Assorted Packs

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A lovely deep red infusion similar to grenadine with a taste close to lemonade.

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Hibiscus
Caffeine Free Herbal Tea / Infusion

 
Country of Origin: Sudan.
Region: Nile River.
Altitude: below 2000 feet.
Manufacture Type: Field grown, sun dried.
Cup Characteristics: A lovely deep red infusion similar to grenadine with a taste close to lemonade.
Infusion: Scarlet red to deep burgundy - depending upon amount used.
Ingredients: Luxury hibiscus.
Hibiscus
In history, every herb and flower has a symbolic meaning. Hibiscus means grace and beauty. Hibiscus (hibiscus abelmoschus and hibiscus sabdariffa) a native to Africa is related to a bushy ornamental shrub that decorates many tropical gardens, has become a popular showy houseplant in Europe and North America and is a flowery accessory to many young women in the tropics. The calyces (often referred to as the hibiscus flower itself), which form the outer covering of the flower buds, are dried and used to make a rosy citrus flavoured tea.
There are more than 200 species of hibiscus. The type used for tea is Abelmoschus or Sabdariffa. Hibiscus is rich in Vitamin A and C and beta-carotene making it a good antioxidant. Many purport that its health benefits are:
- Replaces electrolytes and quenches thirst during and after athletic
endeavours.
- Eases symptoms of colds, flu and coughs.
 
Tea uses - Hibiscus petals are commonly used as a base for herb and fruit infusions. When blended with rose hips and various other dried fruits the resulting drink is lively, fruity and Vitamin C and A healthy. Try blending your own favourites for a *secret recipe* known only to you. If you are using hibiscus petals in a tea and you intend to add milk to the tea, keep the ratio of hibiscus to tea low, as hibiscus will curdle milk.
Hot Tea Brewing Method
(this makes a popular Egyptian drink called Karkad)
To prepare as an infusion, use 1 teaspoon (for a stronger infusion use 2 teaspoons) per cup of tea (about 8 ounces). put into your teapot and add boiling water. Let steep for 5-10 minutes and then pour. It is not necessary to strain the hibiscus as they sink to the bottom of the teapot and are not easily stirred up.
For additional flavour, add a large slice of orange or lemon or three slices of fresh juicy peaches. Sweeten to taste.
 
 

Iced Tea Brewing Method
 

Make as for hot, but add extra tea - a rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the amount of tea used. When the tea has cooled a little pour over ice. It is important to make it a little stronger as the ice will water it down.
Alternatively, you can cold brew the tea by placing the tea leaves in a jug and adding cold water. Leave to infuse for a few hours (or overnight in the fridge) strain and enjoy. Cold brewing will give a smoother taste.

 

 

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Specifications
  • SKU:
    5060210560799
  • Brand:
    Simpli-Special
  • Condition:
    New
  • Product Code:
    5060210560799
  • Weight:
    0.175kg
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