Having a tart taste similar to that of cranberries, hibiscus tea originates from North Africa and Southeast Asia. It can be served hot or iced. The best time to drink it would be after dinner. Translating as “Rose of China” in Latin, Hibiscus is a beautiful, vigorous, glossy-leafed plant with intensely bright red, double flowers that are found in the tropical and sub-tropical regions. Widely cultivated as an ornamental plant, it is seen by Hawaiian women are often seen as a symbol of beauty. Traditionally this plant has been used in the form of paste and applied to the hair as a natural shampoo-it helps with healthy improved textured hair, scalp, anti-greying. Hibiscus has been used as traditional medicine in Siddha and Ayurveda. It has been used to treat a variety of diseases and ailments such as cough cold, hair problems, respiratory disorders, cardio problems, hypertension, and mental pressure. Full Petal Hibiscus Flower by Ono Teas, made from the gorgeous flowers of Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis is an “all red” tangy treat. Would you like to learn more about the rich history and origins of these teas? Do check out our detailed blog.