Rare Hibiscus Flowers

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Regular price £5.99
(8p per cup)

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A delicious herbal infusion made from the beautiful red petals of Hibiscus sabdariffa.  These whole hibiscus flowers produce a beautiful tea, raspberry red in colour.

Exquisitely crafted from the dried calyx (or sepals) which is very carefully hand-removed from the seed pod and then dried.  For every kilo of dry hibiscus 12 kilos of fresh calyx must be collected.

Hibiscus is enjoyed all over the world both hot or cold - often sweetened with sugar or honey. In Jamaica and many other islands in the Caribbean the drink is known as Sorrel. It is known as Bissap in West Africa, Karkadé in Egypt and Sudan, Gongura in India and Brazil and most famously as Flor de Jamaica in Mexico.

It is a mild diuretic, rich in vitamin C and is believed to help reduce blood pressure.

We get our fabulous hibiscus from the Satemwa Estate, Malawi.

Naturally caffeine free.

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CT
06 January 2021
Catherine T.
United States United States
Good as a tea and compress

I drink this every night as a nourishing tea and I soak my facecloths in an infusion for my face.

AP
01 January 2021
Anna P.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Delicious and life enhancing

Though not a great lover of herbal teas, I have been drinking this one for some time now, and Rare Tea Hibiscus is the freshest I have been able to find. A lot of hibiscus tea on the market comes in almost powdered form, and tastes stale. Rare Tea hibiscus comes is large petals and has a lovely tang as well as jewel like colour. I drink it hot in the morning and also when feeling under the weather, for its comforting and healing properties. It is also very refreshing cold when the weather is hot.

MG
21 November 2020
Marie G.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great depth of flavour

I usually place a handful of the hibiscus in simmering water for 5 mins to draw out the deep purple syrup and then I drink when slightly cooled. Lovely aroma and taste- really high quality product. 

Rare Hibiscus Flowers
Rare Hibiscus Flowers
Rare Hibiscus Flowers
Rare Hibiscus Flowers

Tasting Notes

The flavour is rich in berries, slightly tart, but with a cranberry sweet finish.

Quantity

Use 2g per 150ml of water.

Temperature

For the optimum infusion use 100°C (212°F) water.

Time

Infuse for 30 seconds to 2 minutes, tasting regularly.

Infusions

You can infuse these herbs at least three times.  With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.

Cost Per Cup

8p per cup based on 2g of tea per 150ml of water and 3 infusions.

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