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

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

Homemade Hibiscus Tea Recipe

5 from 2 votes
How To Make Homemade Hibiscus Tea. Iced Tea Recipe. Hibiscus tea are very beneficial for your overall health and this recipe can be be sugar free to fit your dietary needs.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 8 servings



  • 8 C. Water, divided in half
  • 1 C. Dried Hibiscus Flower (brand I use)
  • 1/2 C. 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. 5 stars

    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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