We're big believers in that there is no problem that can't be solved with a pot of perfectly brewed tea to hand, and as promised we'll be featuring a different tea from our extensive menu each week in the hopes that next time a problem arises, you'll know everything you need to in order to choose your pot with all the tea-wisdom you could wish for.
So let's get into it! This week we want to share our Hibiscus Tea with you, like last weeks Whole Rose Bud Tea, it makes for a beautiful brew, with it's natural syrupy red hue, it looks almost too good to drink. But that's not all Hibiscus has to offer...
We hear so much about antioxidants these days and for good reason. Antioxidants are essential to maintaining a healthy body. Thanks to the high levels of polyphenols - super powerful antioxidants - found in Hibiscus, 2-3 cups a day (or 1 good pot) is enough to significantly increase our antioxidant intake. But why is it so important that we keep our antioxidants topped up? They really are a force of good! They help rid our bodies of free radicals, which are pesky little molecules that seek and destroy healthy cells, in turn protecting us from a number of scary illnesses.
It isn't surprising that such a pretty brew could have some effect on our beauty regime. Those same 2-3 cups could seriously cut down your cosmetics budget. It's all about the antioxidants again, these nifty little buggers are known to help prevent the loss of elasticity in the skin and maintain moisture. So put down the lotions and potions and pick up a pot of Hibiscus tea if a youthful glow is what you seek.
Hibiscus is another tea that is packed with Vitamin C and as the frost isn't so much creeping in as it is running straight at us now, we need all the help we can get to fight off the dreaded common cold. But we all knew that Vitamin C gives us an immune boost, so what else can I tell you? Well, Vitamin C is also a secret ingredient that helps our bodies to absorb not only all those yummy little antioxidants we love so much, but the minerals found in Hibiscus tea too. Minerals such as iron, which is truly abundant in Hibiscus and wards off feelings of weakness and fatigue, and Zinc which allows our body to do its finest work when it comes to healing. Both essential for the dark days when it's a struggle just to wake yourself up in the morning and for all the bumps and scrapes you'll get coming home from office parties. See, we've got your back!
So, will the next pot you join us for be Hibiscus Tea? #TIP Try this tea in the morning or with your lunch, and add a small dollop of honey or agave to sweeten if it's a little too tart for your taste.
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