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Other healthy tea, Hibiscus flower tea

Hibicus tea

Hibiscus tea, it's healthy tea, that contains a lot of antioxidants, It have many names around the world like “Rosa de jamaica”, bissap , gudhal, soobolo.

For the people who drinks green tea, in the market we can found brands of tea that have mixed green tea and hibiscus, I have tried one of these tea, and I really liked, we know that the type of tea does´t loose green tea benefits, so we can change flavors without worry about it.

Here are some benefits and side effects of these beverage:

Hibiscus tea benefits

  • Contain high levels of antioxidants.
  • It is a natural diuretic.
  • Contains vitamin C and minerals.
  • Help with blood pressure.
  • Cholesterol maintenance.
  • Weight loss.

Side effects

  • Some people do experience slight nausea
  • Excess hibiscus interferes with female fertility and childbearing.
  • Hibiscus can interact with some medications.

Hibiscus-Honey Iced Tea Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 hibiscus tea bags
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice (from 8 to 10 limes)
  • 1 cup light rum (optional)

Directions:

In a large heatproof pitcher, combine tea bags, honey, and 5 cups boiling water; let steep 10 minutes. Discard tea bags. Add lime juice, rum (if using), and 3 cups cold water. Refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour (and up to 1 week).Served over ice.