botanical name: Hibiscus sabdariffa
origin: India / Egypt
production: Hibiscus plants grow in most tropical areas of the world. It's known as flor de Jamaica in Mexico, sorrel in the Caribbean, and Roselle in many parts of the world. There are over 220 species with a variety of vibrantly coloured flowers.
qualities: The hibiscus flower has been shown to be almost as antioxidant-packed as Matcha powder. No surprise it is used in many parts of the world to treat an array of ailments such as fevers, stomach pain, high blood pressure, and bacterial infections. It is known for being very rich in manganese and thus it is recommended to limit intake to 1 quart/day.
common Use: Hibiscus flowers are most commonly used in tea and it's what gives the "zing" to Red Zinger Tea. It has a fresh, tart flavour that can be sweetened if desired. Hibiscus can be brewed and consumed hot, for a warming, comforting tea, or made into a pleasantly refreshing iced tea (a staple of Mexican cuisine known as agua de jamaica).
Organic Hibiscus Flower (whole, c/s)
Store in a cool, dry, dark place in a sealed container.