Indulge the senses with our hibiscus teas!

Tisanes that count hibiscus among their ingredients are bound to bless drinkers with a complete sensory experience! This is because the hibiscus calyx imparts a vibrant red hue and tart astringent flavour to any tea that it’s included in. Furthermore, hibiscus teas please both the eye and palate.

Ready to discover this scarlet tea for yourself? Then be sure to add it to your tea collection today!

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Hibiscus teas

Here at The Tea Centre, we have a gorgeous range of irresistible hibiscus teas for you to explore.

Hibiscus teas (often referred to as ‘Egyptian red’ or ‘karkade’) are organic herbal teas made from the tangy outer leaves (i.e. the calyx) of the hibiscus flower. All hibiscus teas share common characteristics such as a vibrant red liquor when brewed and a tart, astringent flavour. Naturally caffeine-free, hibiscus tea can be enjoyed at any time and are a wonderful addition to your daily tea ritual. While hibiscus is cultivated all over the world, the hibiscus in our blends herald from Egypt.

Making a mug of hibiscus tea for others is also a great gesture of hospitality and a wonderful way to welcome someone into your home! Spend time together with those you love with a mug of hibiscus tea in hand and make them feel welcome.

What are the health benefits of hibiscus tea?

Like most herbal tisanes, hibiscus is naturally caffeine-free. Moreover, one clinical review points to hibiscus’ historical usage as traditional medicine. It also suggests that hibiscus has antibacterial and antioxidant effects with a wide range of potential health food uses (Da-Costa-Rocha, 2014). While the health benefits of hibiscus sabdariffa remain clinically understudied, we look forward to more research cropping up on herbal teas in the future.

Consider pouring yourself a cup of hibiscus tea the next time you want to relax and unwind. Its soothing aromas and elegant flavours make hibiscus teas the perfect accompaniment to any self-care ritual. Even during summer, you can whip up a batch of iced hibiscus tea with fresh fruit to cool down with style.

How to brew hibiscus teas

The duration and water temperature that you brew a hibiscus tea at is dependent on whether the blend contains a black or green tea base, or is a purely herbal tisane! For more information, see our brewing guide here. As a general rule of thumb though, all hibiscus teas taste perfect hot or iced, and on their own or with a dash of honey.

Buy hibiscus tea online or in-store at one of The Tea Centre's stores

Here at The Tea Centre, we pride ourselves on the elite quality of our tea and work hard to ensure your tea drinking experience is luxurious and thoroughly enjoyable. You will notice that our hibiscus teas are beautifully fragrant and enticing, with elements of hibiscus petals and other botanicals sprinkled across our range. All part of our plan to provide you with the finest tea possible!

Making a pot or a cup of hibiscus tea with loose leaves is not as hard as it sounds, with a variety of easy to use infusers and strainers available. However, if you are looking for a quicker alternative, we do also offer a range of teas in biodegradable pyramid tea bags, including black tea bags, green tea bags and herbal tea bags.

Interested in other teas? Look through our selections of black teas, green teas and herbal teas to find the ones that are right for you.