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How To Steep Hibiscus Tea

Steeped Hibiscus Tea is a lovely red color. Photo by Izik.

Steeped Hibiscus Tea is a lovely ruby-red color.

Here are my instructions on how to steep hibiscus tea leaves and tea bags. Follow my lead and you’re guaranteed a wonderfully fragrant hot tea that’s not too strong or too tart.

Please note: these are my instructions for hot hibiscus tea, not ice tea.

How To Steep Hibiscus Loose Leaf Tea

  • Heat fresh water to a rolling boil. (Filtered water optional.)
  • If you’re using a teapot: put 1 tablespoon of hibiscus loose leaf tea into a large tea ball or directly into your teapot.
  • If you’re using a mug: put 1 teaspoon of hibiscus loose leaf tea into mug.
  • Pour boiling water into teapot or mug.
  • Close teapot, or cover mug, and wait for 5 to 7 minutes. If you like your tea very strong, wait for 10 minutes then stir.
  • Remove the tea ball if you’re using one.
  • You now have a beautifully red hibiscus tea that’s ready to drink!
  • Natural hibiscus has a tart taste, a bit like cranberries. For a touch of sweetness, add a tablespoon of honey.

How To Steep Hibiscus Teabags

  • Heat fresh water to a rolling boil. (Filtered water optional.)
  • Put 1 hibiscus teabag in teapot or tea mug.
  • Pour boiling water into teapot or tea mug.
  • Close teapot, or cover mug, and wait for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the teabag.
  • If your hibiscus tea is a rich, beautiful red, that means it’s ready to drink!
  • If you’d like your tea a little sweeter, add a tablespoon of honey.


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Buy the Best Loose Leaf Hibiscus Tea

Loose Leaf Hibiscus Tea

The best loose leaf Hibiscus Tea, like Davidson's, is made of whole flower petals.

I love hibiscus tea, and for me, that means loose leaf tea. Loose leaf tea is all natural: just tea leaves. Or in this case, hibiscus flower petals. That way you get the pure taste of the hibiscus flower. I’m just not as big a fan of teabags, though they’re certainly useful when you’re on the move or at the office.

My favorite loose leaf hibiscus tea is Davidson’s organic hibiscus tea: gorgeous, fragrant flower petals for your tea, sold at a bulk price. And it’s organic, so you know it’s free from pesticides and other evils.

One bag will last you a long, long time. I usually do about three months with mine, but I drink a lot of hibiscus tea. Yours might last as long as six months or even more.

8 Reasons Why I Love Davidson’s Hibiscus Tea

  • pure flower petals for lots of taste
  • delicious, flowery, soothing fragrance
  • 100% hibiscus flower, no added ingredients
  • 100% certified organic tea
  • caffeine-free
  • relieves stress
  • can lower your blood pressure
  • full of natural vitamin C

Davidson’s hibiscus tea is a favorite with a lot of people, and not just my friends and family! I know that because of the amazing reviews on Amazon.

You wouldn’t expect a simple loose leaf tea to get that many great reviews, would you? For example:

“This is the best Hibiscus tea I tried. It contains whole hibiscus flowers, not dust and dirt like many bagged teas, and the taste is wonderful.”

“I’m not a huge fan of herbal tea, but the taste of this tea is OK, and it is a great value and easy to brew. What I really love about it, however, is that after drinking it for a couple of weeks, it has noticeably reduced my blood pressure. I try to drink two cups a day, and am hoping it will bring my numbers down even more with a little bit of time. Very happy to have found this natural remedy!”

The pure hibiscus tea is even in the top 3 of Davidson’s best selling teas, though they have more than 500 teas and tea products listed at Amazon.

I’m also a big fan of other Davidson’s teas, but I do think the hibiscus tea is best of all, because it’s also so good for you. It’s herbal, it’s full of Vitamin C, and there are studies that show that it can lower your blood pressure.

Plus, you can mix it with other teas to create your own blend. For example, I like to mix hibiscus and rooibos tea, hibiscus and rosehip tea, or hibiscus and cranberry tea together whenever I feel like a different flavor. This way, I make my own natural organic tea blends, without having to buy a gazillion flavored teas. And they taste better, too.

Buy Davidson’s pure organic hibiscus tea at Amazon


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