Hibiscus Tea Bags
Packed fresh in our Kent-based factory, our traditional Hibiscus Tea Bags are, without a doubt, one of our most popular herbal teas!
Made from the beautiful Hibiscus Sabdariffa flower, and naturally caffeine-free - this beverage is a real delight to the senses; offering a pure and enticing aroma, as well as a mesmerising and rich red liquor.
Hibiscus Flower Tea, as a whole, has been enjoyed for thousands of years. When infused in boiling hot water, it creates a unique, tart flavour, similar to the taste of cranberry or pomegranate. For those who like a little extra kick to their cup, Hibiscus is an absolutely perfect choice to start off your day!
The Hibiscus plant, a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae is thought to have originated from the African continent. Today, there are an estimated 300 species of Hibiscus, spanning across the entire globe. However, many Botanists believe these variants might have evolved from just eight types of the Hibiscus plant!
Its consumption in tea-form dates back to Ancient Egypt, during the reign of the Pharaohs. Owing to the fierce scorn of the desert heat, these Pharaohs favoured Hibiscus Tea to cool them as they cruised along the River Nile. It was likewise consumed by the general population, who saw this beverage as a cure to heart and nerve diseases.
In other regions of Africa, Hibiscus Tea was also used to treat constipation, liver disease, and even symptoms of cold and flu! These ancient practices have since been proven by countless 20th and 21st Century scientific studies which, to this day, are still conducted on a yearly basis.
During the 1700, Hibiscus Tea was first introduced to Europe. 100 years later, this was followed by its introduction into the United States market.
Over the course of time, the worldwide tea industry began to nurture this wonderful beverage; thus allowing it to become the giant we know and love today!
Type of Tea: Herbal Tea. Fine Cut Hibiscus packed into Tea Bags.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 5 to 10 minutes.
How to Serve: Honey can be a delicious accompaniment for those with a sweet tooth! Alternatively, this beverage is best served as it is. Very refreshing base for making Iced Tea.
Tasting Notes: Before taking your first sip, embrace the rich, tangy aromas wafting from your cup. Brimming with floral, zesty flavour, Hibiscus Tea is a real delight to the sense; offering an indulgent combination of sweet and sour.
Colour in Cup: Deep red liquor, dark in tone.
Benefits of Hibiscus Tea: All types of Hibiscus Teas are rich in antioxidants. These antioxidants have the ability to combat harmful free radicals found within the body which, in turn, can help to improve your quality of life.
Many scientific studies have indicated that Hibiscus Tea is an excellent choice for those suffering from high blood pressure. It is also known to lower LDL or, bad cholesterol, as well as improving liver function, digestion and even maintaining a healthy Immune System!
Further to this, Hibiscus Tea, when consumed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, can help lower the absorption of starch and glucose obtained from your diet. This, in turn, can aid with weight management. However, if this wasn't enough, this beverage has also been noted to help with menstrual relief and mild depression, as well as providing incredible anti-aging properties!
Health PointsDigestive, Hydration, Immune System, Refreshing, Relaxing
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening