There’s a lot that can be inferred about the restorative properties of herbs and flowers by the gods and goddesses they have been offered to in the past. Hibiscus is an excellent example. In Hindu worship, the beautiful and highly fragrant blooms are used in offerings to the goddess Kali and the god Ganesh. For those of you unfamiliar with the Hindu pantheon, Kali is the goddess of time and change and Ganesh is widely revered as the Remover of Obstacles. So, what can we infer from this? We can infer that over time, adding hibiscus to your daily routine will open spiritual and mental blockages, resulting in some big changes to your personal outlook.
Sound far-fetched? It shouldn’t, Hibiscus was designed by Mother Nature to make you feel good. In fact, recent research in Taiwan found that hibiscus may possess the same antioxidant qualities of red wine, including flavonoids and polyphenols that play a role in lowering “bad” cholesterol. To carry on with the divine metaphor, Cholesterol causes “obstacles” in your arteries, and hibiscus can help “remove” them - peace be upon lord Ganesh.
So what’s the effect of combining hibiscus with an already anti-oxidant rich organic green tea? Besides offering a wonderfully smooth cup, Hibiscus Revive offers a double dose of antioxidant goodness. As you take a sip and feel the tea warming your body, you can literally feel it sending waves of peaceful restoration through your core urging you forward through your day. Incidentally, speaking of being urged forward, Hibiscus Revive is a great tea to bring camping. The discs are small, compact and deliver a subtle refreshing energy boost - perfect for long hikes. But perhaps one of the best uses of Hibiscus Revive is in the morning after a long night out on the town. Try it out, the next time you’re feeling a little rough, rather than pray to the gods for your headache to go away, infuse a tea disc, sit back, thank Kali and Ganesh specifically and let hibiscus do its work!
***Any claims made above have not been scientifically substantiated.
|Ingredients||Green tea and Hibiscus petals|
|Makes Great Iced Tea||No|
|Chinese Gongfu Method (Water Amount)||Not Available|
|Chinese Gongfu Method (Water Temp)||Not Available|
|Chinese Gongfu Method (Amount)||Not Available|
|Chinese Gongfu Method (Time)||Not Available|
|Western Method (Water Amount)||16.9 fl oz / 500 ml|
|Western Method (Water Temp)||212 F / 100 C|
|Western Method (Amount)||1 Piece|
|Western Method (Time)||5-10 Mins (to taste)|