Hibiscus Tea (cut)
Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
This herbal tea is the finest cut of all our loose leaf hibiscus tea selections, yet it’s incredible health-promoting properties remain entirely the same!
Jam-packed full of incredible antioxidant strength, Hibiscus Tea (Cut) is the perfect choice for consumers who prefer a subtler flavour, but still wish to reap all its benefits!
This tea derives from a variant of the Hibiscus plant known as ‘Hibiscus Sabdariffa. It offers beautiful floral aromas and a gentle, if slightly tangy aftertaste that dances on your palate long after you have drained your cup.
For thousands of years, Hibiscus Tea has been a favoured beverage across the world, accounting for its known health benefits. In Ancient Egypt, the Pharaohs consumed Hibiscus Tea for its coolant properties, as they battled against the fierce scorn of desert heat.
It was first introduced to the European Continent in circa 1700, while the United States kick-started consumption around 100 years later, during the 19th Century. Over the course of time, and even today, Hibiscus Flower Tea is known by a variety of different names.
In Australia, for example, it is called ‘Rosella Tea’. Meanwhile, in countries such as Egypt and Sudan, Hibiscus Tea goes by the name of ‘Karkade Tea’. The majority of Latin America knows this herbal tisane as ‘Agua de Jamaica Tea’, or ‘Rosa de Jamaica Tea’. Panama, however, consumes ‘Saril Tea’. Bilingual countries, such as India, can have many different names for just one tea! Although it is largely known as ‘Gudhal Tea’ in many areas, it can also be known as ‘Arhul Ka Phool Tea’ in Hindi-speaking regions, and ‘Java Kusum Tea’ in Bengali and Sanskrit-speaking regions.
Despite its generally accepted name, ‘Hibiscus Tea’ isn’t, in fact, a ‘tea’, at all! There are no leaves from the Camellia Sinensis plant (or, ‘tea’ plant) used in this beverage, and so it is technically a ‘herbal tisane’! It is an excellent alternative to Black or Green teas if you are looking to cut down on your caffeine intake. Meanwhile, it can also be used in the creation of Iced Teas, making it a simply irresistible beverage to be enjoyed year-round! Recognised by its trademark bitterness, Hibiscus Tea (Cut) is very similar to the flavours of cranberry or pomegranate.
Type of Tea: Herbal loose leaf tea. Cut variety.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 5 to 10 minutes.
How to Serve: Hibiscus Tea (Cut) can be enjoyed with the addition of honey or even lemon! Alternatively, this beverage is best served as it is. With the finer cut Hibiscus our Loose Tea Paper Filters are very useful when it comes to brewing !
Tasting Notes: Enjoy the taste of loose leaf Hibiscus Tea, but prefer a gentler infusion? Hibiscus Tea (Cut) is, without a doubt, the choice for you! Slightly sweeter than other, similar beverages, this tea wafts a delightfully floral aroma. It also offers undertones of berries, with a sharp, yet satisfying finish.
Colour in Cup: Deep red liquor, dark in tone.
Benefits of Hibiscus: In the United Kingdom alone, 1 in 3 adults suffer from high blood pressure! This statistic is identical to those in the United States, where formal studies have been conducted to confirm these findings. Hibiscus Tea is known to help combat high blood pressure. In fact, one study published by the American Heart Association (AHA) saw sixty-five people aged between 30 to 70 - all of whom were considered “at risk” from their high blood pressure - split into two groups.
The first group consumed Hibiscus Tea three times a day, while the second group was given a placebo. After a six week period, the results determined that the Hibiscus Group ... “showed an average fall of 7.2 per cent in blood pressure, with some recording a 13.2 per cent drop. The placebo group recorded a 1.3 per cent drop.”
Health PointsCholesterol, Detox, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing, Weight Loss
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayBreakfast, Afternoon
CountryMore Than One Origin