5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- 2 liters of water
- Handful of dried hibiscus leaves/flours or 4 bags of hibiscus tea
- I lemon juiced
- Stevia or erythritol to taste
How To Make
- No need to boil the water, just add the 2 litres of clean water (preferably not tap due to chlorine and fluoride and other chemicals, to the hibiscus leaves.
- Leave in the fridge to brew / steep overnight. Sip throughout the next day.
- OPTIONAL - 250ml of the above hibiscus tea in a blender with a bunch of mint and blend. (any leafy green can be used) for the highest antioxidant drink ever! Drink up and enjoy.
Steeping the Hibiscus
The dried hibiscus looks like this
Steep in cold filtered water
As the tea steeps, it will get darker and richer it a nice raspberry, inviting red colour
. after 1 hour
Hibiscus tea lowers blood pressure: https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/140/2/298/4600320
Effects of Hibiscus tea and hypertension: H Mozaffari-Khosravi, B A jalali-Khanabadi, M Afkhami-Ardekani, F Fatehi, M Noori-Shadkam. The effects of sour tea (Hibiscus sabdariffa) on hypertension in patients with type II diabetes. J Hum Hypertens. 2009 Jan;23(1):48-54.
Antioxidant and Neuroprotective Properties of Sour Tea (Hibiscus sabdariffa, calyx) and Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) on some Pro-oxidant-induced Lipid Peroxidation in Brain in vitro