Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Hibiscus teas have been enjoyed for centuries by people all across the world including Egypt, Cambodia and the Caribbean. Consumed for its flavor and other benefits, the sepals of the hibiscus plant, Hibiscus sabdariffa, create a deep red infusion that's well-loved for its tangy sweetness and cooling effect on the body.
Hibiscus teas go back as far as the ancient Pharaohs, who drank hibiscus teas to keep cool in the hot desert along the Nile River. Today many cultures drink hibiscus teas for a number of reasons. Iranians drink hibiscus teas to quiet the mind and calm the nerves. Meanwhile, the Egyptians and Sudanese drink it to mark special occasions. People in the Caribbean drink hibiscus teas, which they call “sorrel”, to stay hydrated and refreshed.
Because hibiscus adds color, flavor and depth to tea, we use it in a variety of tea blends. Some of our hibiscus teas include: Very Berry White Tea, Superfruit Unity Green Tea, Spiced Mandarin Oolong Tea and Wild Orange Blossom Herbal Tea.
Visit Hibiscus Teas on our website for a full list.