Hibiscus tea in Aswan market – Revolution_Ferg via Flickr
CAIRO – 16 June 2017: You have not experienced the true taste of Egypt unless you tried hibiscus tea. Grown and served since the Pharoahs times, hibiscus is mixed with any infusion of herbs and is mostly served in Nubia and Siwa.
It is grown in hot, dry weather for the best quality of the flower, that is why Upper Egyptian hibiscus is so good. The vibrant color of both the flower and herbs is what makes it so special, let alone the taste.
Hibiscus tea with mint – chefindisguise.com
It can be served hot or cold. It provides the body with minerals it loses in hot weather, especially during desert trips. It is well-known for its antioxidant properties and balancing blood pressure.
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