There are more than 200 species of hibiscus. The type used for tea is Abelmoschus or Sabdariffa. Hibiscus is rich in Vitamin A and C and beta-carotene making it a good antioxidant. Many purport that its health benefits are:
- Replaces electrolytes and quenches thirst during and after athletic endeavors.
- Eases symptoms of colds, flu and coughs
Tea uses - Hibiscus petals are commonly used as a base for herb and fruit infusions. When blended with rosehips and various other dried fruits the resulting drink is lively, fruity and Vitamin C and A healthy. If you are using hibiscus petals in a tea and you intend to add milk to the tea, keep the ratio of hibiscus to tea low, as hibiscus will curdle milk. If teashops want to create their own signature blends, hibiscus can make your blend distinctive and a blend that only 'you' can create. A special blend helps build loyalty amongst your customers and is well worth the effort.
|TEA CUP||8oz (237ml)||10oz (296ml)||12oz (355ml)|
|AMOUNT||1 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon" (Item# 11MS-1370-)||1 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon" (Item# 11MS-1370-)||1.5 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon" (Item# 11MS-1370-)|
|3-5 min||3-5 min||3-5 min|
|4-5 min||4-5 min||4-5 min|
|STRONG||6-7 min||6-7 min||6-7 min|