From Hibiscus Petal to Palette

From Hibiscus Petal to Palette

Hibiscus Origin

Hibiscus is the official flower of Hawaii, an important symbol in Indian art, and a natural dyeing agent for cosmetics, fabrics, and foods. But what we love most about the Hibiscus flower is its luscious taste and hue that lends itself perfectly to tea. Hibiscus tea is made from Hibiscus sabdariffa flowers all over the world. Historically, Hibiscus was most popular in North Africa, but has many different names and uses globally today. Known as Chai Torsh in Iran, and rosella in Australia, Hibiscus is most identifiable by its shape and abundant petals that range from bright to deeper color varieties.

Hibiscus Flower Tea

Once Hibiscus flower leaves are picked and carefully dried, they’re ready to be steeped for either hot or iced teas, free of any caffeine. Tea brewed from Hibiscus petals boasts a color and taste as unique and elegant as the flower itself. Its bright, ruby rich color can be attributed to the reddest of Hibiscus flowers. Its taste, however, is incomparable and unforgettable. Although it’s tangy and tart, like cranberry or pomegranate, Hibiscus has its own unique and refreshing flavor that’s best understood when experienced.

A Perfectly Balanced Flavor

Because of its tartness, Hibiscus is often combined with tropical fruits like pineapple, passionfruit, and mango, and juicy fruits such as cherries and orchard peaches to create a harmonious, refreshing flavor like no other. Plus, because it’s naturally caffeine-free, you can enjoy it any time of the day.

Pure Leaf Herbal Teas

Interested in a refreshing, exquisite tea without the caffeine? Learn more about our new hibiscus-inspired Pure Leaf Herbal Teas and recipes to get you started.