Common Names: Roselle, karkade, sour tea Hibiscus Flowers are well known to gardeners in Southern California and Florida, where the colorful blooms adorn many garden. These herbs come from a member of the mallow family known as Hibiscus sabdariffa, or more commonly the "rosemallow." The mallow family is a genus of tropical and sub-tropical plants that includes cocoa, cotton and okra as well as other natural herbs from such regions. Hibiscus flower petals open into a deep red herbal infusion that delivers a tart and exotic flavor, reminiscent of fresh cranberries. This is a beautifully refreshing tea, hot or cold brewed - a perfect beverage for healthy hydration year-round, rich in Vit C and antioxidants.The flowers and leaves can be made into teas and liquid extracts that can help treat a variety of conditions.
Dried Hibiscus Flowers have many uses that include commercial, culinary and medicinal. Commercially, these dried herbs are used in the manufacture of paper. The organic herbs are also quite edible; fresh, cut Hibiscus Flowers are eaten in salads, while the dried pedals are frequently brewed in tea. In fact, in Mexico, Hibiscus Flower Tea served sweetened and served over ice is a popular and refreshing beverage, which is known in that country as agua de Jamaica, or "Jamaica water." The tart flavor is reminiscent of mild cranberry juice; in Jamaica itself, Hibiscus Flowers are used to make jam.
Allergen: Hibiscus may be intercropped with peanuts. May contain peanuts or shell fragments.