Healthy Hibiscus Tea Recipe

June 4, 2021

This Egyptian national drink has a pleasant sour taste. It is a delicious and healthy herbal drink that can be consumed hot or cold!

Despite the global crisis, summer has come, which means that you need to enjoy every warm day and find beauty at the moment.

We really want you to stay healthy and positive, so we have selected a recipe for hibiscus tea that will cool, soothe and enrich the body with vitamins. With its sour taste, it is somewhat reminiscent of berry juice with a rich burgundy color. So, try it once, you will definitely like it.

To get a tasty and, at the same time, healing drink, you need to know how to brew hibiscus correctly.

Hibiscus TeaPhoto By Canva
Taste Score: %90
Difficulty Easy
Servings 2 people
Preparation 5 mins
Cooking 10 mins
Total 15 mins

Tips

  • You can pour the buds in glass, ceramic, or enamel dishes, but not in metal.
  • You should not boil hibiscus for a long time, especially over high heat. Otherwise, instead of a bright burgundy color, you will get a gray, unsightly liquid that has lost all the nutrients.
  • Always infuse the tea for at least 10 minutes - this time is enough for the buds to give off the color of the liquid and a pleasant spicy aroma to unfold.
  • You can add honey, lemon or zest, and sugar to enhance the taste.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Take a saucepan and place water, ginger in it. Bring it to a boil on medium heat. Turn off the heat.
  2. Now add dried hibiscus petals and steep for 5 minutes. You can increase the time if you want intense flavor.
  3. Pour hot hibiscus tea into a glass, add honey and enjoy.
  4. On the other hand, let the tea cool down to room temperature. After that, refrigerate for a couple of hours. Pour over ice in a glass, mix in honey and serve iced hibiscus tea in summer.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Hibiscus Tea
Serves 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories25
% Daily Value*
Sodium 8 mg0.3%
Potassium 20 mg0.4%
Protein 0.1 g0.2%
Total Fat 0.1 g0.1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What is Hibiscus?

Hibiscus is a herbaceous perennial plant that is common in subtropical climates. Hibiscus has beautiful flowers and easy maintenance, which is why it is often grown at home.

Hibiscus is also known as the Chinese rose, and the tea made from its petals is called hibiscus. Due to its composition, hibiscus can be an ornamental plant and medicine to treat various diseases.

What Are The Benefits of Hibiscus Tea?

There are a lot of health benefits of consuming hibiscus tea:

For the heart and blood vessels

One of the most well-known benefits of hibiscus tea is that it can lower blood pressure. At the same time, the temperature of the drink itself also matters: being hot, it can raise the level of blood pressure, and when chilled, it can lower it.

Hibiscus products have been shown to lower blood fat levels, reducing the likelihood of developing heart disease. Its use lowers the level of "bad" cholesterol and increases the level of "good". Moreover, hibiscus tea may be beneficial for people with type 2 diabetes.

For nerves

Hibiscus contains bioflavonoids that give it antidepressant properties. It soothes the nervous system, reduces anxiety and depression, and eliminates fatigue and apathy.

For the digestive tract

Hibiscus tea improves liver health and supports liver function. It increases the concentration of certain cleansing enzymes in the liver, protects it, and prevents the accumulation of fat in the organ.

With its antibacterial properties, hibiscus tea is useful as an antibacterial and anthelmintic agent to help kill worms in the body.

For the kidneys and bladder

Anthocyanins in the hibiscus tea give it diuretic properties. It can be used prophylactically to prevent the formation of kidney stones. Moreover, it stops the transformation of calcium oxalate crystals into stones, reducing the likelihood of developing urolithiasis.

For the reproductive system

The benefits of hibiscus tea for women include its ability to relieve cramps and menstrual pain. Consuming hibiscus products can help restore hormonal balance and reduce premenstrual symptoms such as mood swings, depression, and overeating.

For skin

The antioxidants in the hibiscus tea remove visible signs of aging by preventing moisture loss, deterioration of skin elasticity, and premature wrinkles. It contains vitamin C, which is responsible for the production of collagen, which is necessary for skin elasticity.

For immunity

Hibiscus tea is rich in antioxidants that help fight free radicals that damage cells and lead to cancer. Hibiscus extract stops the spread of prostate, oral, and stomach cancer cells.

Does Hibiscus Tea Help You Lose Weight?

Drinking hibiscus tea helps in losing weight and protects against obesity. It is useful in reducing the absorption of starch and glucose, which lead to weight gain.

What Are The Side Effects of Drinking Hibiscus Tea?

  • The infusion increases the acidity of gastric juice. Thus, it should not be drunk by those who suffer from highly acidic gastritis or ulcers.
  • It is recommended to use caution in the presence of stones in the bladder or gallbladder.
  • Hypotensive patients, allergy sufferers, and pregnant women should not get carried away with the product.
  • Before consuming the broth at night, remember that it has an invigorating effect. Hibiscus is also contraindicated for those who suffer from insomnia.
  • After drinking tea, it is necessary to rinse the oral cavity, as the acids contained in the plant adversely affect the tooth enamel.

Does Hibiscus Tea Have Caffeine?

No! hibiscus tea is naturally calorie and caffeine-free. If you want caffeine-free tea, hibiscus tea is the best option for you.

How To Store Hibiscus Tea?

It is best to store dried flowers in a container made of wood, glass, or ceramic with a tightly closed lid. Avoid direct sunlight on the container. If you have leftovers, put the tea in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for less than a week.

According to this recipe, the tea turns out to be especially tasty and aromatic; take note! In hot weather, it perfectly quenches thirst, and in cool weather, it warms. Either it's hot or cold outside, you must try this tea.

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