All Herbal Infusions include unbleached, plastic free tea bags
Our Sorrel and Spice Blend comes with a 15g spice mix (Allspice, Ginger and Cloves) that helps you turn Hibiscus to the famous Caribbean beverage ‘Sorrel’, you can also add orange peel or citrus and your own sweetener (try maple syrup it’s great!)
Hibiscus aka Sorrel aka Roselle (scientific name ‘Hibiscus Sabdariffa’) is a species of the Hibiscus family. This very popular plant is widely grown in the Caribbean region, and is enjoyed throughout the year especially around the Christmas period. Hibiscus has its origins in West Africa and in Nigeria, the hibiscus drink is called ‘Zobo’. Hibiscus has antibacterial properties, has been shown to help reduce blood pressure and help with weight loss.
It is most popular in northern Nigeria but has spread across the rest of the country. For example, in the French speaking parts of West Africa, the hibiscus drink is known as ‘Bissap’ and in the Caribbean, it is known as ‘Sorrel’. Ancient Egyptians used the tea to treat nerve and heart diseases to reduce body temperature and as a diuretic to increase urine production.
Country of origin: Egypt
Eco-Friendly: Our tubes are 100% recyclable (cardboard) also our block bags and inner packets are 100% home compostable and biodegradable to EN13432 standards (made from vegetable starch).