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Hibiscus Tea Benefits

Updated on February 10, 2017
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Brandi has been publishing her words online since 2002, receiving much inspiration from her kids and a desire to live a rich, healthy life.


Learn how Hibiscus Tea can benefit your health and well being!

Hibiscus Tea benefits the human body in so many ways...and it's delicious! It is primarily made from the Hibiscus sabdariffa flower and is made by infusing dried hibiscus flower petals.

Hibiscus Tea is reputed for this rich red color, lovely taste, pleasant fragrance and multiple health benefits. As a bonus, it is caffeine free, rich in Vitamin C and can be enjoyed hot or cold.

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If you have never tried this exotic herbal tea, it is very simple to brew up a batch and give it a try...why not try some today? You won't regret it, and you'll love knowing how hibiscus tea benefits your health and well-being! Read on to learn more!

Health Benefits And Great Taste All In

1 Cup Of Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus Tea is more than a delicious lovely looking cup of tea one could enjoy any time of the day. It is filled with nutritional benefits that are beneficial to our minds and our bodies. Over time, it may enhance our overall health.

Here are some reputed ways hibiscus tea benefits our health:

1. Lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of a heart attack.

2. Reduces fat deposits in our arteries and controls our cholesterol level.

3. Acts as an antioxidant, which aids in the prevention of many forms of cancer.

4. Excellent diuretic.

5. Good body coolant.

6. Helps with weight loss. Hibiscus Tea benefits people with many enzyme inhibitors that impact the fat absorption process in the body. It also blocks the enzyme that breaks down the starch and thus helps reduce the rate of carbohydrate absorption and improve metabolism within our body. This helps people lose weight the healthy way.

7. Helps reduce bloating. This very cleansing tea has the capability to impact sugar absorption rates and thus can help reduce bloating in people and therefore help them control their weight.

8. Has been used to treat heart and liver diseases.

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Cook Time

Prep Time: 5

Total Time: 20-30 mins

Serves: 1


  • Water
  • Hibiscus Flowers or Dried Hibiscus Petals
  • Loose Hibiscus Tea (As an option)
  • Cinnamon (optional)
  • Fresh Lemon Juice (optional)
  • Honey (optional)
  • Sugar or Stevia Extract (optional)


  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Put in the hibiscus (either flower or dried) and let it steep in the boiling water.
  3. Add in the cinnamon sticks to the tea, according to preference.
  4. Let it steep for about 15-20 minutes.
  5. If you intend the hibiscus tea to become stronger, add more hibiscus petals.
  6. Avoid steeping for more than 20 minutes. It could make the tea turn bitter.
  7. Strain and discard the petals.
  8. Add lemon, sugar or honey for taste
  9. Enjoy it hot or cool it in the refrigerator and enjoy it after it is cold.
  10. Hibiscus tea can be stored in the fridge for about 3 days.

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Which of the Hibiscus Tea Benefits appeals to you? - Did you enjoy this tea recipe?

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      ehealth-tip 3 years ago

      Hibiscus â Best Herb to Lower Blood Pressure

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      VioletteRose LM 3 years ago

      Great lens, love the color of hibiscus tea!

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      yourlocalpt 4 years ago

      i have tried to drink Hibiscus Tea before because my grandmother told me its good in our health.

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      mariacarbonara 4 years ago

      Never heard of it but now will try to find out more

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      I love any kind of herbal tea.

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      PhilVardy 4 years ago

      I'll be brewing some tea soon! ;) thanks

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      Jordan 4 years ago

      Thank you for the info and recipe. The health benefits are great!

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      JimHofman 4 years ago

      I already love the beautiful hibiscus I need to try the tea! Interesting lens.

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      maryseena 4 years ago

      Hibiscus tea is a health tonic I always wanted to try. Thank you for the recipe.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have never tried Hibiscus Tea! Will have to put that on my list!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      me and my husband tried hibiscus tea for 2 weeks now and he already lower his blood pressure! Our next goal is to lose weight! Keep drinking Hibiscus tea everybody!

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      MariaMontgomery 4 years ago from Central Florida, USA

      I love my hibiscus tea. I drink it every day. In fact, I think I'll go make a cup right now. Thanks for such a nice, informative lens.

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      poutine 5 years ago

      The benefit of lowering blood pressure appeals to me

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      Rhonda Albom 5 years ago from New Zealand

      On the Hibiscus coast in New Zealand, these flowers are everywhere. I will try your tea recipe soon. The reduction in fat deposits in arteries is the most appealing to me.

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      @VspaBotanicals: Good for you! Have you noticed any of these health benefits?

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      @indigomoth: Wow, I have never heard of tea slushies...might have to try that on a hot day! Thanks for the tip! :)

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      @AlleyCatLane: My favorite benefit, too! :)

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      @Bobski606: Thank you! I'm honored to have you add my lens to yours! :)

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      Monica Lobenstein 5 years ago from Western Wisconsin

      I have been drinking Hibiscus Tea from Republic of Tea for a couple of years now and it's my favorite! I didn't realize it was also so good for me. Thank you! Now I can feel good every time I make a cup.

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      Bobski606 5 years ago

      Great lens, I'll be adding it to my Benefits of Tea lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have high choleserol and triglicerides. My doctor says it's hereditary, since I eat a pretty healthy diet. So I like the idea of hibiscus tea for lowering cholesterol.

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      MaggiePowell 5 years ago

      I love Hibiscus Tea... nice to know it has benefits

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      AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

      Sounds good. Hadn't heard of it before. I like that it reduces fat deposits.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm a big tea drinker so thanks for introducing me to this.

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      MBradley McCauley 5 years ago

      Featured this in my Tea lens. So glad to see all the good stuff here. Blessings on all you do

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      indigomoth 5 years ago from New Zealand

      We used to drink hibiscus tea slushies when I was volunteering in West Africa. It was the most delicious thing you could have on a hot day.

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      VspaBotanicals 5 years ago

      I have this tea almost everyday. Great lens!

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      CCGAL 5 years ago

      MMMMM Hibiscus tea is one of my favorite herbal teas, but I had no idea it was so good for me. Now I shall enjoy it more often!

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      cainersbliss99 5 years ago

      I love Hibiscus tea, Thai Roselle Hibiscus tea is my favorite, it makes the best iced tea..beautiful lens thanks :)

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      Lee Hansen 5 years ago from Vermont

      I have a lovely hibiscus tree I grow in a large pot. It blossoms every fall - I wonder if it is the type whose flowers I can use to brew this tea?

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      lclchors 5 years ago

      I drink several different teas during a day I am drinking pu erh and lemon grass right now. So I may try it Thanks

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      Ram Ramakrishnan 5 years ago

      We have a variety of hibiscus plants in our garden and almost every morning I marvel at the beauty of the fresh blooms. Now on, I will see beau-TEA in them as well.

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      Miha Gasper 6 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      I drink hibiscus time on almost daily basis. Don't think it has some health benefits, but it is always nice to have a cup of herb tea. Cheers and Merry Christmas!

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I never thought of Hibiscus flowers for tea. Now, I will start collecting these from our garden.

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      sheriangell 6 years ago

      Blessed by a Squid Angel today!

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      Julia M S Pearce 6 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      I have only had Hibiscus tea once, I think I will have to buy some now.Lovely!

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      justholidays 6 years ago

      I love hibiscus tea and knowing that it's healthy makes it more valuable!

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      You've got my interest. It has many qualities that I could use.

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      Paula Morgan 6 years ago from Sydney Australia

      I think I need to get some of this tea...

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      TWOnline2 7 years ago

      thank you. i will try this tea again.

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      aishu19 7 years ago

      @sheilamarie78: Thanks for the lensroll. I am glad you enjoyed this presentation and love tea

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      sheilamarie78 7 years ago

      Great lens, Aysha! I appreciate the information you have shared about hibiscus tea! I've lensrolled it to my for-the-love-of-tea lens and my teacozies lens and my tea-party-fun lens.

      Gretings from one tea lover to another!

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      aishu19 7 years ago

      @jimmielanley: Glad to have helped you learn that. Hope you also have seen the health benefits of hibiscus tea

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      Jimmie Lanley 7 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      OH! Red Zinger is Hibiscus tea? I love that tea but didn't know it was hibiscus. Thanks for teaching me something new.

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      aishu19 7 years ago

      @paperfacets: haa haa.Thank you ..and yes it seems to be helping him a lot! I do hope the hibiscus tea helps with your blood pressure and cholestrol as well. Thanks for the lensroll.

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      Sherry Venegas 7 years ago from La Verne, CA

      Hi aishu19,

      You did not mention your grandfather and his love of this red red tea. The video is a good touch. I am drinking it to see if my blood pressure improves.Lensrolled to Aqua de Jamaica.

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      aishu19 7 years ago

      @mbgphoto: It is really good..maybe you might want to try some?

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      Mary Beth Granger 7 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Interesting lens...didn't know about Hibiscus tea.

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      aishu19 7 years ago

      @KathyMcGraw2: That is true Kathy! I hope you try the hibiscus tea someday

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      Kathy McGraw 7 years ago from California

      Not beign a tea drinker I wouldn't have known the health benefits of Hibiscus Tea, so thanks. Always good to know what to buy :)

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      aishu19 7 years ago

      @Shades-of-truth: Me too!! I used to eat the flowers as a kid..some of my fondest memories from then...

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      Emily Tack 7 years ago from USA

      Oh, I love hibiscus tea! I eat the hibiscus flowers, too - right before they open up. They are just delicious. I think my entire family likes hibiscus tea, for its marvelous flavor, and the health benefits are just icing-on-the-cake!

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      aishu19 7 years ago

      @SandyMertens: Sounds like a plan...When we were young, we used to eat the petals off the garden. Never knew that it had this much value :)

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      We have some hibiscus plants, but never made tea from it. Next time it flowers, I will have to try this.

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      aishu19 7 years ago

      @ElizabethSheppard: That sounds like a plan. But you could get the dried hibiscus petals (i have them displayed on the sidebar) if planting and taking care of them yourself isn't the most feasible thing for you to do..

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 7 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      Yes, I would like a cup of Hibiscus tea. I have never tried it, but now I want to! Maybe I will plant some in the garden.

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      happynutritionist 7 years ago

      I have had a cup of Hibiscus Tea and it was almost as delicious as this lens:-)

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      aishu19 7 years ago

      @callinsky lm: Thanks Cindy

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      aishu19 7 years ago

      @TreasuresBrenda: Its worth a try I guess. Everyone who has tasted it seems to like it

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      I have a hard time not having plain old orange pekoe tea because I like it a lot and I am always concerned that I might not like the new tea variety.

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      callinsky lm 7 years ago

      I'm sure that I've had hibiscus tea before. I do love some good tea. There isn't much like it. Wonderful stuff Aysha.

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      aishu19 7 years ago

      @IntuitiveHealer: Thank you. Glad you and your son liked it

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      IntuitiveHealer 7 years ago

      I think I wasn't overly excited when I tried Red Zinger tea but my son liked it! Great lens, though!!

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      aishu19 7 years ago

      @RhondaAlbom: Hope you like the taste too

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      aishu19 7 years ago

      @Faye Rutledge: I hope you enjoy the tea

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      Faye Rutledge 7 years ago from Concord VA

      I've never had hibiscus tea, but will try it! Great article.

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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      Wow, that list of benefits of hibiscus tea sure grabbed me. I am going to have to get some soon.

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      aishu19 7 years ago

      @clouda9 lm: More than happy to

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      clouda9 lm 7 years ago

      Yes please pour me a cup of Hibiscus tea :) I had no clue about the health benefits, thanks for sharing.