Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
Merry Christmas from The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company! Why not begin the festive season with our Christmas Tea Tisane? Alternatively, enjoy this delectable infusion as an Iced Tea during the peak of summer! Despite the name, there is never a bad time to brew up a cup of this delicious infusion.
This Fruit Tisane contains hibiscus, rosehips, apple pieces and clove oil, among other ingredients. These flavours combined make for a match made in heaven. One particular ingredient, hibiscus, can even promote healthy living. This is according to the latest scientific research, which has proven that Hibiscus Tea can lower blood pressure. Indeed, with the stresses of Christmas almost upon you, is it time you brewed up a cuppa'?
Ingredients in this Fruit Tisane
Hibiscus: There are an estimated three hundred species of hibiscus, a genus of flowering plants belonging to the mallow (Malvaceae) family. When it comes to Herbal or Fruit Tea, we use only one: Hibiscus Sabdariffa. These flowers, when infused in boiling water, create a bold tart flavour similar to the taste of cranberry or pomegranate.
Rosehip: Fruits of the Rosa genus. They are just one component of the Rose plant belonging to the Rosaceae family. This plant is a herbaceous shrub found in both eastern and western hemispheres, although it likely originated from Persia (Iran). Rosehips may not offer the same beauty as the flowers, but certainly provide other qualities much sought after. When brewed, these wonderful gems create an earthy-floral fusion of flavour.
Cloves: Flower buds from the Syzygium aromaticum tree, which belongs to the Myrtaceae family. They provide one of the most potent flavours in the world of spice. Most describe this taste as strong, pungent, sweet and yet also slightly astringent. They offer a warming sensation to the palate, which becomes particularly defined in our Christmas Tea Tisane.
Type of Tea: Fruit Tea.
Ingredients: Hibiscus, Rosehip Shells, Apple Pieces, Orange Peel and Clove Oil.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: This beverage tastes best without accompaniments.
Tasting Notes: Christmas Tea Tisane offers a spicy aroma with a tart, citrusy flavour.
Colour in Cup: Bold red liquor, dark in tone.
Benefits of Drinking Christmas Tea Tisane
A Scientific study conducted by the American Heart Association (AHA) recognises the ability of hibiscus to lower blood pressure. It saw 65 people aged between 30 and 70, all considered "at risk" from high blood pressure, split into two groups.
The first group drank Hibiscus Tea three times a day. The second group, meanwhile, received a placebo. After six weeks, the results determined that the Hibiscus group "showed an average fall of 7.2 per cent in blood pressure". It also noted that "some [participants] record[ed] a 13.2 per cent drop". The placebo group, in comparison, recorded a 1.3 per cent drop.
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayBreakfast, Afternoon, Evening
CountryMore Than One Origin