Rare Hibiscus Flowers

Regular price £5.99
(8p per cup)

-280 in stock

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.

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

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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.

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