How is Hibiscus Tea Prepared?
Hibiscus tea can be served as a hot or cold beverage.
To prepare your own homemade hibiscus tea:
Pick fresh hibiscus flowers just before they are about to bloom. At this stage they are are high in nutrient content.
Pluck the sepals and place them on a paper and allow some few days to dry.
When dry, place about a cupful of the dried hibiscus flower sepals about 8 cups of hot water and let the leaves soak until the color of the leaves fade.
Sieve and collect the tea. Add about a cup of granulated sugar to the juice and stir.
The tea may be served hot by warming or cold by adding ice cubes or cooling it in a refrigerator.
To add flavor and a twist to the taste, add lemon wedges to the tea. This will turn the colour of the tea to a pleasant and appetizing pink coloiur,
You can also learn How to Make Hibiscus Tea From Fresh Flowers
Caution: Health Risks of Hibiscus Tea
Hibiscus tea has some health risks associated with it and you must exercise caution before you take it. There are risks involved especially if you have low blood pressure or if you are pregnant. Hibiscus tea also interacts negatively with some medication. For instance it is known to reduce the efficacy of anti malaria drugs and may have additive effects on other medication for instance cancer medication.
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Hibiscus tea is not only great for its health benefits but it is also a great refreshing beverage. To cool down and refresh your body after a long days work, drown your self in iced hibiscus tea.
During cold weather, try the hot hibiscus tea beverage to warm up your body and rejuvenate yourself.
I hope you enjoyed this article.
The hibiscus tea is an excellent beverage to improve your health. However, it should not be substituted for any medication whatsoever unless authorized and/or directed by a qualified physician or your doctor.
Thank you for reading and take care of your health.