The beautiful, fruity and slightly tart taste of Buddha Teas Hibiscus Tea is so incredible and refreshing, you'll almost forget how extraordinarily beneficial Hibiscus is for your entire body. Loaded with Vitamin C and with a versatility to be served hot or iced, you should drink this every day of the year no matter the weather.
What is Hibiscus?
We should start with a little botany and history because this beautiful flower is unique in so many ways. Native to warm, tropical, and subtropical climates, the genus of flowering plants considered hibiscus includes hundreds of varieties in the mallow family. With their large, vibrantly colored petals, hibiscus flowers have become an iconic symbol for a tropical paradise. Hibiscus plants vary in size from little shrubs to small trees. Likewise, their flowers have their own individuality, and come in a broad range of colors and sizes, with red being one of the most popular. Hibiscus blossoms are the national flower of South Korea, Malaysia and Haiti. In Malaysia, the petals on the flowers represent belief in God, loyalty to your king and country, supremacy of the constitution, rule of law, and courtesy and morality. They also have spiritual significance and play an important part in Hindu ceremonies. Enjoyed all over the world including Central America, the Caribbean, India, and West Africa where it is the drink of Senegal. In fact, in many parts of the world these beautiful flowers are edible, and are served dried, or coated in sugar. Hibiscus Tea is likely one of the most recognizable teas. It's crimson, cranberry color is unmistakable and comes from its abundance in vitamin C. Vitamin C plays an important role in the body. It helps the body repair tissue and heal wounds.
The Science Behind Hibiscus
Colorful anthocyanins, the most recognizable member of the bioflavonoid phytochemicals, give Hibiscus Tea its vibrant color. Anthocyanin pigments are famous for their free radical-scavenging capabilities, which support the claim that drinking Hibiscus Tea on a regular basis offers the consumer protection against a host of potential conditions. Hibiscus has so many benefits for the skin and hair, also. Hibiscus also plays a role in the detoxification of the body as it acts as a cleanser for the most important parts of the body.
What Does Buddha Teas Hibiscus Tea Taste Like?
Hibiscus tea is an extremely tasty way to get the Vitamin C that our bodies require. You probably also have some idea that the tart flavor of this tea indicates it's loaded with vitamin C and bioflavonoids. What you may not be aware of, though, is that this royal-toned tea also imparts a plethora of other benefits, as well as providing the makings for a beautiful, iced tea.