Hibiscus Tea is from the plant Hibiscus Sabdariffa. This tea creates a tangy sweetness flavor with a bold red color. It is commonly added to tea blends to add a deeper flavor and color. This tea has a long history, read some of Teavana's recap on Hibiscus Tea history below.
Hibiscus teas go back as far as the ancient Pharaohs, who drank hibiscus teas to keep cool in the hot desert along the Nile River. Today many cultures drink hibiscus teas for a number of reasons. Iranians drink hibiscus teas to quiet the mind and calm the nerves. Meanwhile, the Egyptians and Sudanese drink it to mark special occasions. People in the Caribbean drink hibiscus teas, which they call “sorrel”, to stay hydrated and refreshed.SRC: Read more on Hibiscus Tea at Teavana.