Hibiscus Tea

Introduction: Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus tea is prepared by boiling the dried flower petals of Hibiscus plant. This tea has got many health benefits. The method to prepare hibiscus tea is explained here.

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Step 1: Harvest the Flowers

The flowers of Hibiscus plant, scientifically known as "Hibiscus sabdariffa" are used in preparation of tea. Select flowers which are not affected by any pests. Harvest the flowers and sun-dry them for a few days.

Step 2: Collect the Dried Petals

Once the flowers are completely dried, collect the petals only and discard other parts.

Step 3: Boil Water

Take about one and a half glass of water in a bowl and place it on a stove to boil. You can add a crushed cardamom, small pieces of cinnamon and cloves. They are optional.

Step 4: Add Dried Hibiscus Petals

When the water reached a full boiling point, turn down the flame. Add a handful of dried hibiscus petals and submerge them in boiling water with a spoon. Cover the vessel and leave it for a few minutes.

Step 5: Strain Out the Liquid

After few minutes of the petals soaking in hot water, remove the cover and strain the liquid through a strainer in to a drinking glass. If you want you can add sugar as per your taste in the tea.

Step 6: Mix Well and Drink

Mix the sugar with the hibiscus tea with a spoon and drink. You can store the left-over dried petals in a container for future use.

Health benefits of Hibiscus Tea :

Hibiscus tea contains many medicinal properties which can control Blood pressure, lower cholesterol, protec the liver, aids digestion and also good for weight loss.

Please see the article at the following link which explains the health benefits of Hibiscus Tea.


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    3 years ago

    Do I have to wash it first before letting it dry? I mean, it could be polluted something other than pests right?


    3 years ago

    Thank you. I love hibiscus tea but didn't realise thatit so easy to harvest my own dried hibiscus flowers.