Sudan, Nile River, Khartoum
Field grown, sun dried. A lovely deep red infusion similar to grenadine with a taste close to lemonade. Scarlet red to deep burgundy. Hibiscus is native to Africa. The Calyces (often referred to as the hibiscus flower itself), which form the outer covering of the flower buds, are dried and used to make a rosy citrus flavoured tea. Hibiscus is rich in Vitamin A and C and beta-carotene making it a good antioxidant. Said to replace electrolytes and quench thirst during and after athletic endeavors and to ease symptoms of colds, flu and coughs. Hibiscus petals are commonly used as a base for herb and fruit infusions. When blended with rosehips and various other dried fruits, the resulting drink is lively, fruity. Tangy and refreshing. Sweeten to taste.
Bring water to a boil. 1 tsp per 6 oz cup. Infuse for 5 minutes.
Naturally Caffeine Free.