Hibiscus Tea Recipe, hibiscus tea benefits, natural remedies for high blood pressure

Hibiscus Tea Benefits for Heart Health plus How To Make It – Hibiscus Tea Recipe

Herbal teas can be greatly beneficial to your overall health and hibiscus tea is no exception. This delicious tea is super easy to make and has a number of health benefits, including lowering blood pressure naturally and supporting heart health. I love having hibiscus tea over ice for a refreshing beverage in the warmer months!

Hibiscus Tea Recipe, hibiscus tea benefits, natural remedies for high blood pressure

Hibiscus Tea Benefits

Hibiscus tea contains the antioxidant, anthocyanin, which may play a role in lowering mild-moderate blood pressure. It’s thought that this antioxidant may help blood vessels resist damage that can cause them to narrow.

A study done in 2019 showed that participants who drank 2 cups of hibiscus tea every morning for one month resulted in a significant reduction in blood pressure compared to the control group who did not drink the tea. [11]

Other foods high in anthocyanins:

  • Blueberries
  • Pomegranate
  • Raspberries
  • Red Grapes
  • Purple Corn
  • Elderberry

But, hibiscus has far more health benefits than just improving blood pressure. It’s also very high in Vitamin C, polyphenols, and phytochemicals. It contains anti-inflammatory properties, may help to reduce blood lipid levels, and help to control blood sugar levels. [1213] Of course, more research needs to be done to further establish these connections and understand the correlations.

Hibiscus Tea Recipe – Ingredients

Homemade hibiscus tea is very easy to make and so refreshing served over ice in the summer time. All you need is…

  • High Quality Dried Hibiscus – 1 C. will yield 8 cups of tea
  • Natural Sweetener – sweetener is optional, but I prefer to add it to help balance the tartness from the tea. You can use raw honey, monk fruit, birch xylitol, stevia, etc.
  • Limes – this is optional for extra tanginess and flavor
Hibiscus Tea Recipe, hibiscus tea benefits, natural remedies for high blood pressure

How To Make Hibiscus Tea

  • Step 1: Add 4 C. of water plus the sweetener to a saucepan over high heat. Right before it breaks a boil, remove it from the heat and pour it into a bowl or pitcher with the dried hibiscus.
  • Step 2: Cover the bowl or pitcher with a lid and let it steep for 20 minutes.
  • Step 3: Strain the tea using a mesh strainer. Top it off with 4 more cups of room temperature or cold water. Place it in the fridge to chill.
  • Step 4: Serve chilled or over ice and ENJOY!

How Much Hibiscus Tea Should You Drink Per Day?

Drinking 1-2 Cups of hibiscus tea per day is the ideal to reap the many health benefits.

How To Store Hibiscus Tea?

I like to keep mine stored in the fridge, and it usually doesn’t last longer than a week in our house because it’s so delicious! It’ll stay fresh in the fridge for up to one week and in the freezer for up to one month.

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Homemade Hibiscus Tea Recipe

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Recipe by Kayla Chandler Course: DrinksDifficulty: Easy


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How To Make Homemade Hibiscus Tea. Iced Tea Recipe.


  • 8 C. 8 Water, divided in half

  • 1 C. 1 Dried Hibiscus Flower

  • 1/2 C. 1/2 Natural Sweetener (raw honey, birch xylitol, monk fruit, stevia, etc.)

  • Juice from 1-2 Limes (optional)


  • In a large pitcher or a bowl with a spout, add in the dried hibiscus. Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan over high heat, add 4 C. of water. If using a granulated sweetener, such as birch xylitol, monk fruit, coconut palm sugar, etc., go ahead and add it to the water now. Right before the water breaks into a boil, remove it from the heat.
  • Pour hot water over the dried hibiscus, cover with a lid, and let steep for 20 minutes.
  • Once it’s done steeping, strain the liquid through a mesh strainer into a large pitcher to separate the liquid from the hibiscus. **If using raw honey to sweeten, you’ll want to add it to the liquid now and stir continuously until it fully dissolves into the liquid.
  • Add 4 C. of room temperature or cold water to the hibiscus tea mixture. Squeeze in the juice of 1-2 limes. Stir and place in the fridge until chilled. When ready to serve, pour it over ice and enjoy!
  • Drink 1-2 cups per day!

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One Comment

  1. I love this tea! I didn’t realize how many benefits there are! So Thank you for the information! I like the lime juice addition to this as well! So refreshing!


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