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Monday, February 22, 2010

Egyptian Karkaday Hibiscus Tea Recipe

Hibiscus tea or Karkaday in Egypt is a red hibiscus flower tea high in vitamin C. The hibiscus plant flower is used to make the tea by steeping dried hibiscus flowers. 




How to make Hibiscus tea,  you might ask, well just brew like regular tea. Tea made of hibiscus flowers has many health benefits and is known by many names in Africa, bissap in Senegal, and in Ghana, soobolo.

Egyptian Karkaday Hibiscus Tea Recipe

Egyptian Karkaday Hibiscus Tea RecipeIngredients:
½ cup dried hibiscus flowers
3 cups high-quality water
Sugar optional

Directions:
In a pot that has a tea diffuser add dried hibiscus. Pour water over the hibiscus. Wait for the hibiscus to infuse turning a beautiful red color, the time depends on your taste, longer brews for a richer taste, shorter for a lighter taste.

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