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.
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