Caffeine Free Herbal Tea / Infusion
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.
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
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.
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.