If you wish to drink your tea the “Royal" way, then you should consider the Hibiscus tea as an alternative to your tea. This tea which was the favorite of the pharaohs of Egypt and Sudan is prepared from the petals of the tropical Hibiscus sabdariffa flower. The flower is available world-wide but is commercially grown in the fields of Sudan. The tea is bright red in color and has a sour, tart taste along with a cranberry like flavor. The beverage can also be taken in a sweet form with a tinge of honey added with it. The tea is a rich source of amino acids and fruit acids, nutrients, vitamins, bio-flavonoids and carbohydrates that are easily assimilated. It is taken world-wide either in a hot or cold beverage to provide refreshing effects.
The hibiscus fraction of the tea mixture has been found to have positive effects on lowering blood pressure, according to the February 2010 issue of the “Journal of Nutrition." The researchers concluded that hibiscus tea should be incorporated into the daily diets of those who struggle with mild high blood pressure.If you have arthritis pain, sipping a cup of hibiscus rose hip tea may offer some relief. Hibiscus and rose hip tea delivers numerous health benefits, along with a good flavor.