These herbs come from a member of the mallow family known as Hibiscus sabdariffa, or more commonly the "rosemallow." Dried Hibiscus Flowers have many uses. Hibiscus Flower Tea served sweetened and served over ice is a popular and refreshing beverage. The tart flavor is reminiscent of mild cranberry juice.
Why we love it: Nothing says summer like the deep crimson of hibiscus and the refreshing taste of this over ice with some honey. We just love this on its own or mixed with herbs like rosehips and lemongrass for an extra tart flavor. We also love using this to make fun popsicles with deep reds.
Ingredients: Organic Hibiscus Flower.
To use: Pour 8-12 oz of boiling water (212° F) over 1 tsp. of tea. Steep 3-4 minutes.
Caution: Hibiscus may be intercropped with peanuts.