Hibiscus Tea Listed for Review on RateTea Alongside Other Teas and Herbal Teas

RateTea, best known for its focus on pure tea culture, also lists hibiscus "tea" for review, an herbal tea also known as Jamaica and by other names.
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July 28, 2012 - PRLog -- RateTea is an interactive website and online community for tea ratings and reviews.  Although the website has a clear focus on pure teas, especially single-origin teas, the site has recently been expanding their listings of individual herbs used for brewing herbal teas.

On hibiscus tea:

Hibiscus tea is a type of herbal tea made from the sepals of the Hibiscus sabdariffa or roselle plant.  Hibiscus tea is sour and produces a bright purple-red infusion.

RateTea lists hibiscus tea for rating and review, alongside other herbal teas, in the broader category that includes both all herbal teas made from single herbs, as well as blends of multiple herbs.  These categories are in turn listed alongside the categories for various types of true teas, such as green tea, black tea, and the like.

Among the providers of hibiscus tea that RateTea lists, there are commercial tea companies which happen to carry a few herbal teas, as well as bulk herb companies.  There is even on company listed that specializes in hibiscus.  The site lists both bulk or loose hibiscus, as well as tea bags, and the loose herb is listed both in whole-flower form, as well as the c/s (cut and sift) form, and in a few cases, the powdered form as well.

The different sources of hibiscus are classified by region of production, and the site currently lists sources from Egypt, Nigeria, and Sudan.

Health info:

In addition to the listings of individual companies selling this herb, RateTea also provides an article which summarizes recent scientific research on the health and medicinal properties of hibiscus tea.  This research includes promising results on the efficacy of hibiscus for treating hypertension (high blood pressure), which include controlled clinical trials demonstrating that this herb has an antihypertensive effect comparable to some prescription medications.

Visit RateTea's listings and article on Hibiscus tea:


Visit the broader category for herbal teas:

This page includes the broader listing of all herbs covered on the site:

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