HOW TO MAKE HIBISCUS TEA

by THE INDIAN SPOT

Hibiscus tea is not only tasty; it’s also good for you. Studies have shown it can help lower high blood pressure and reduce cholesterol levels. You can enjoy it cool in summer or sip it hot in winter. Hibiscus tea is an herbal tisane made from the dried, vibrantly coloured calyces of the hibiscus flower. Served hot or chilled and enjoyed by many people around the world, this tea is good for health, and current research targeting the health benefits of hibiscus tea is supporting the age-old wisdom about this fragrant, tart beverage.

HOMEMADE HIBISCUS TEA RECIPEFollowing are the benefits of drinking hibiscus tea:

  • Helps maintain a normal body temperature, support heart health, and encourage fluid balance.
  • Supports upper respiratory health including the throat.
  • Cholesterol level maintenance
  • Blood pressure maintenance
  • The health benefits of hibiscus tea include relief from high blood pressure and high cholesterol, as well as digestive, immune system, and inflammatory problems.
  • Calyces of hibiscus used to make tea are known to contain high levels of antioxidants and, for good health, antioxidants are an essential part of our diets. They help to rid our bodies of free radicals (destructive molecules that can damage our cells and DNA) and protect us against chronic disease, such as heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and cancer.
  • Hibiscus tea is beneficial for systolic blood pressure. Regular consumption of hibiscus tea will help those with systolic blood pressure problems.

HOMEMADE HIBISCUS TEA RECIPE

Read on to know the recipe for this delicious hibiscus tea, Things you need:

  • Dried hibiscus petals (petals of 4-5 flowers)
  • Honey (as per your taste)
  • Mint leaves (optional)
  • 1 ½ cup water

Method:

  • Boil the water for 3-4 minutes and turn off the flame
  • Put in the hibiscus petals and let it steep for 5 minutes
  • Strain the tea and add a sweetener of your choice
  • You may also add few drops of lemon juice or mint leaves as per your wish! (lemon juice will add on to the bright red colour)
  • Serve hot or chilled!

Note: You may also use hibiscus powder instead of petals.

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