Specialty Hibiscus Flower Tea
The floral and delicious hibiscus, is more then an edible flower. It’s high in Vitamin C and antioxidants. To make hibiscus tea, just add a few teaspoons – or whatever quantity is right for you – to a teapot. Then fill with boiling water and let sit for four or five minutes. You can also use hibiscus in a variety of cold drinks and cocktails. Pairs well with spearmint and lemon.
A Bit of History
The hot-blooded hibiscus tree is of the mallow family – a relative of the marshmallow plant. Hibiscus originated in lands close to the Equator where explorers discovered and brought it to Europe and other parts of the world. More than a beautiful flower, the hibiscus is high in Vitamin C and antioxidants and enjoyed for its medicinal qualities as well as its flavor. To make hibiscus tea, just add a few teaspoons to taste to a teapot, fill with boiling water, and let sit for four or five minutes. You can also use hibiscus in a variety of cold drinks and cocktails. It pairs well with spearmint and lemon, among other flavors. Have extra flowers? Why not use them in recipes and decorations?