Purple in color and with a tart flavor similar to cranberry juice, hibiscus tea not only looks and tastes amazing — it’s really good for you. Loaded with antioxidants and polyphenols, hibiscus tea has a whole bunch of powerful health benefits, from lowering blood pressure to boosting the body’s immune system to aiding with healthy weight loss.

In fact, countries like Senegal and Jamaica have been drinking hibiscus tea for years due to its long list of health benefits. Brewed hot or cold, a cup of hibiscus tea could keep you away from hospitals.

Here are our five favorite hibiscus tea brands to try this season.

Frontier Co-op Organic Hibiscus Tea
Amazon.com $11.08

To get the most health benefits from hibiscus tea, we recommend using the whole flower. These dried hibiscus tea leaves and flowers from Frontier Co-Op (an awesome socially conscious spice brand) can be prepared by pouring 1 cup of boiling water over 1 teaspoon of the tea mix. Cover, steep 3 to 5 minutes, and enjoy.

Traditional Medicinals Organic Hibiscus Tea (6-Pack)
Amazon.com $24.18

If you prefer teabags over loose-leaf tea, we recommend this organic hibiscus tea from Traditional Medicinals. The main ingredient in this tart and tangy tea is, of course, hibiscus — but blackberry leaf and West Indian lemongrass leaf provide a nice citrusy lift.

The Tao of Tea Organic Hibiscus Ginger Tea
Amazon.com $7.75

This caffeine-free hibiscus ginger herbal blend from The Tao of Tea is another delicious organic loose-leaf tea option. With a slightly spicy flavor, this tea can help aid mild digestive issues and tastes great sipped after a big meal.

Feel Good Organics Hibiscus Flowers
Amazon.com $19.99
$9.99 (50% off)

Sourced raw from Egypt, these dried organic hibiscus flowers from Feel Good Organics are ideal for brewing large batches of hibiscus tea. If you’re looking for a tart and refreshing batched cocktail to serve at your next spring party, use chilled, sweetened hibiscus tea.

Pure Leaf Hibiscus Brewed Herbal Tea Variety Pack (12-Pack)
Amazon.com $30.01
$18.00 (40% off)

Skip the steeping and get straight to the good stuff with Pure Leaf’s new line of caffeine-free brewed herbal hibiscus tea. Although there’s a bit of added sugars in these sweet teas, the addition of mango, cherry, and peach in each of the three flavors adds nice balance to super-tart hibiscus.

Your Turn:

  1. Pick 1 tea from above that most resonated with you.
  2. Brew it.
  3. Sip

When you do, share the results with me in the comment section below. I would love to add your thoughts and case study to this article.

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