Herbal drinks have been brewed since primitive times, both as flavorful refreshments and as remedies. Herbals teas contain no tea. It is actually an infusion or beverage made h steeping fresh or dried plants other than the plant of Camellia sinensis in boiling water. They are herbal drinks made from flowers, herbs, spices, fruit, berries, or other plants. Chamomile and lemon verbena are common herbal tea.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Hibiscus tea

Hibiscus tea is made from the sepals of the hibiscus flower and its tart cranberry-like is enjoyed by a diversity of cultures around the world.

Many hibiscus plants are grown solely for the purpose of landscaping or to attract certain types of exotic birds like hummingbirds. The birds are attracted to the Rosa Sinensis variety of hibiscus, despite its overbearing size.

To make dried hibiscus tea, add one teaspoon of the dried flowers to one cup of hot water allowing it to steep for three to five minutes, depending on the taste preferred.

The tea that is drawn from hibiscus is most popular in Jamaica. It is known by the name bissap in countries like Egypt and Sudan. During the Islamic fasting month of Ramadhan many Egyptian families will break their day-long fast at sunset with glasses of hibiscus tea instead of a traditional apricot drink.

The herbal tea has a range of health benefits which include lowering blood pressure and treating mild hypertension. Hibiscus tea also promotes the functioning of the body systems, maintains health and increases energy.
Hibiscus tea


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