Hibiscus Leaf and Hibiscus Flower -Recipes
Hibiscus Leaf and Hibiscus Flower
Hibiscus is a popular plant that has a long history of use in traditional remedies and folk medicine across the world. It belongs to a group of flowering plants called Malvaceae and actually includes hundreds of sub-species and variants, most of which are found in warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions.
The large, trumpet-shaped flowers have five or more petals, and come in a range of colors, including white, pink, orange, red, yellow, purple, and multi-hued patterns. Hibiscus blossoms open wide, inviting pollinators from bees to hummingbirds to reach in for a deep drink of nectar. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (shoe flower) is a perennial shrub belonging to the family Malvaceae and genus Hibiscus.
Hibiscus Recipes -Hibiscus Tea
- Dried hibiscus flowers – 2 cups
- Regular Water – 2 liters
- Sugar – 500 grams
- Vanilla extract – ½ teaspoon
- Lemons – 2
How to prepare hibiscus tea?
- Rinse the flowers and keep them aside for now.
- Heat the water in a saucepan and once it begins to boil throw in the hibiscus flowers.
- Remove the saucepan from the stove after adding the flowers and allow them to steep for the next ten minutes. Make sure to keep the saucepan covered during this time.
- You can then transfer the water from the saucepan to a pitcher or another saucepan but strain out the flowers and sediments while doing so.
- Add the sugar to the water.
- You can slice the lemons and collect the juice to add it to the water now. This is optional, as is the addition of vanilla extract.
Once you’re done adding these additional flavorings you can keep it to refrigerate and serve chilled.