Our Ruby Mint tea combines two favourite teas from my travels – deep red hibiscus tea, with its fruity, rhubarb-like flavour, and peppermint tea for a burst of aromatic menthol. Together, they make a wonderfully refreshing brew with enough oomph to satisfy even coffee drinkers! It’s also rather beautiful.
Mint 60%, hibiscus.
Great Taste Award 2014
In Jamaica, hibiscus tea is a traditional Christmas drink, served with fruit cake or potato pudding.
Hibiscus tea is the national drink of Senegal, where it’s known as bissap.
Mint gets its name from Greek mythology. Minthe the water nymph was caught seducing Hades, the ruler of the underworld, and was turned into a mint plant by his jealous wife, Persephone.
how to enjoy our tea
Enjoy at any time of day, hot or cold.
Tip: Fruity hibiscus is a favourite refresher in many hot countries, and can be sweetened with honey and even used as a mixer. For a perfect summer cocktail, try our Ruby Mint Tea with gin on the rocks.
Use the tea in puddings for flavour. Great colour, too!
Hibiscus tea starts off sweet when first made, and then progresses to increasingly tart, the longer it is brewed.
This is a ‘robust’-tasting tea, and I find those with strong characters tend to love it.
Want to know more about hibiscus tea?
Lots of us are familiar with mint tea from out in the garden – the heady scent of crushed peppermint and spearmint is a summer-long favourite. But what about hibiscus? Can such a beautiful flower really be tasty, too?
In fact, hibiscus tea is enjoyed all over the world, for its gorgeous ruby colour, tanginess and flavour. It goes by many different names, including rosella or roselle (South America), red sorrel, Jamaican sorrel, Agua de Jamaica (Caribbean), sour tea (Iran), bissap (Senegal, and karkade (Egypt, Sudan).
If you haven’t yet switched on to the global phenomenon that is hibiscus tea, now’s the time!
medical herb Research
Here’s an overview of research on the versatile ruby magic of hibiscus.
Drinking our tea is not a substitute for seeing a doctor.