juicy, tart, crimson colored infusion
Burkina Faso, West Africa
Historically, hibiscus has been brewed as both a hot and cold beverage, and the plant holds symbolic value in many cultures, including Malaysia, Hawaii, and in Hindu worship. Hibiscus is known as a heart healthy and weight loss herb that supports metabolism, arterial health, and blood pressure. This is due to the flavonoids, a type of polyphenol or antioxidant, found in the flower. The hibiscus flower is rich in anthocyanins, organic acids (such as citric acid), and flavonoids. Harvested by hand when plump and juicy, hibiscus makes a full-bodied, crimson colored infusion with a flavor similar to tart cranberry.