Hibiscus Tea | Healthy Herbal Tea
The tea revolution is taking over the world. You can prepare tea with almost every ingredient. But what if I told you that you could prepare tea from one of the easily available ingredients in your garden? Well, if you are wondering what I am talking about…it’s the hibiscus which can be grown either in your garden or even in your balcony. Hibiscus tea is an herbal tea made by steeping dried parts of the hibiscus plant in rolling boil water.
Now, let’s take a peek into how to use this medicinal herb and when and why not to use it. The brightly colored tropical flower imparts a deep red hue to your cup. It has sweet and sour flavors similar to that of cranberries. It can be either served hot or iced. Either way, it’s delicious and really good for you! I mean who can resist when it looks like this?
A Healthy Herbal Tea-Hibiscus Tea
The health benefits of natural tea are becoming common knowledge these days; the prices also have increased rapidly. There are numerous species of hibiscus available, but Hibiscus sabdariffa is most commonly used to make hibiscus tea. Many of us confuse this flower with the typical red flowered Hibiscus acetosella which is just a decoration flower with no medicinal usage whatsoever.
On the other hand, Hibiscus sabdariffa is full of health benefits. This particular tea is made from the dried and brightly colored calyces of Hibiscus sabdariffa. However, this particular ruby red drink is sour in taste, which can make your mouth twitch. Remember the tangy taste of the cranberry juice? Well, yes. They taste the same.
Can You Grow Hibiscus Flowers in Your Garden?
So can you grow hibiscus in Spain? Yes, of course. You can grow them in your garden. But if you don’t have a garden you can still grow hibiscus flowers in pots filled with high-quality compost. We have many hibiscus plants in our new garden and every day we get a few hibiscus flowers to brew the most delicious. So obviously, I had to write down everything I’ve found out about this tea and share it with you.
My favorite part of brewing a pot of hibiscus tea at home is the color of course. It has a gorgeous deep pink hue that’s hard to beat. And so perfect right now because afternoons here are getting warmer and a chilled glass of this is super welcome. My mom prefers it hot with honey and a squirt of lime juice. I’ve also made a fabulous hibiscus hair mask which works as a conditioner.
Does drinking tea offer people any health benefits? Research has revealed a wide range of health benefits related to drinking hibiscus tea, showing that it may fight bacteria, lower blood pressure and even help to lose weight. It is also rich in Vitamin C and contains minerals such as flavonoids.
Hibiscus tea has a ton of benefits. Hibiscus tea helps to relieve stress, lowers blood pressure, reduces blood sugar levels, keep your liver healthy, help with menstrual cramps, and aid digestion. Just like other herbal teas, it is low in calories and caffeine-free. All in all, it tastes delicious!
Don’t be afraid to try this out because it’s incredibly easy to make and you can make it with either fresh or dried flowers. If you don’t have access to a fresh one, you can buy dried hibiscus flowers online.