The robust red calyx is particularly popular as a daily beverage in hot regions (that rules us out so!) The high concentration of fruit acids produces a refreshing infusion, which can be drunk either hot or cold.

Ingredients: Hibiscus flowers.

Recommended for: Those who enjoy sour flavours, Hibiscus is a sharp, invigorating herbal.

Recommended brewing time: 8-10 mins

Recommended brewing instructions: 1 tsp per cup

Recommended water temperature: 100 degrees Celsius/ 212 degrees Fahrenheit

Health Matters: Caffeine free. Rich in Vitamin C, minerals and various antioxidants. Health benefits include relief from high blood pressure and high cholesterol, as well as digestive, immune system and inflammatory problems. It can also speed up metabolism and help in healthy, gradual weight loss.