Hibiscus Roselle Herbal Tea:

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Mild herbal infusion produced from the Hibiscus Sabdariffa Calyces giving the deep red colour. In Italy, hibiscus tea is known as carcadè or Italian tea and was first introduced from Eritrea, it was used as a substitute for tea when the country was hit by trade sanctions for it's invasion of Abyssinia. There are also many variations of drinking preferences around the world. In the USA hibiscus tea was made popular by a creation circa 1972 known as 'Red Zinger'. In the English-speaking Caribbean, the drink called sorrel, is made from the calyces and considered an integral part of Christmas celebrations, also produced in the area is 'Sorrel shandy' in which the tea is combined with beer, in West Africa hibiscus tea is often flavoured with mint or ginger and In Ghana it is known as 'sobolo'.

Studies indicate hibiscus tea may be beneficial in lowering blood pressure, (beneficial to those with type two diebetes) and cholesterol. Hibiscus is high in vitamin C, which is known to help ward off colds and infection by assisting the immune system; also claimed health benefits, if consumed on a regular basis are: relief from constipation and bladder infections, and one benefit in particular for the ladies (or gents) if consumed on a regular basis, hibiscus tea is good for the skin (wrinkles), possessing anti-ageing properties the more mature of us here at the uklooseleafteacompany are certainly giving it a go. I am again unable to establish how much of this beverage should be consumed before reaping the reported health benefits; all we know here at theuklooseleafteacompany the deep red colour and sharp sour cherry or cranberry taste is something to behold. As always our research is gleaned from various internet sources and cannot be substantiated by the uklooseleafteacompany or staff.


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  • This tea has the most beautiful colour and is a subtle smell, yet lovely. I have been drinking it all Winter getting the vitamin C properties. After finding you guys I doubt I’ll ever do milk and sugar again.

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