Seven Reasons You Should Add Hibiscus Tea to Your Menu
Hibiscus is not only a flavour of the year, it also looks vibrant, tastes delicious and comes with plenty of health benefits. These are all reasons you should add hibiscus to your menu (if you haven’t already!). We’re exploring the benefits of this exotic flower in more detail below.
Hibiscus grows in tropical and subtropical regions. It’s known for its fruity, tart flavour, similar to cranberry. Dried Hibiscus Flowers can be used to flavour hot and cold tea or as a colourful addition to cocktails. They can even be added to light and healthy lunch recipes, such as wraps or blended into a smoothie or honey. The ruby red petals are beautiful to behold and a great way to add vibrancy to your menu.
Tea is a simple recipe to add to your menu, and we’re focusing on this drink.
Hibiscus tea is a popular choice
Native to Africa, Hibiscus tea is particularly popular on this continent. In Europe and the UK, it’s most commonly drunk warm, sometimes with added sugar for sweetness.
Packed with antioxidants
For the health buffs, hibiscus will be a particularly popular choice. Why? The high antioxidant content is believed to help ward off free radicals – responsible for signs of ageing and some illnesses. Free radicals are essentially unstable atoms that can damage cells.
Rich in vitamins
It’s also packed with vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C which can help boost our mood.
While many cafe customers love their coffee run, not everyone drinks caffeine. Hibiscus is not only a healthy alternative, it’s naturally free of caffeine and dairy. Offering more choice for customers that don’t drink caffeine could help you get more customers through the door.
Serve hot or cold
Hibiscus tea can be served hot or cold, making it a versatile, all-weather drink. It’s warming in the winter and soothing in the summer. Serving up more choices for your customers will help them enjoy their usual favourites and entice them to try something new.
This tea brings a naturally sweet flavour that can be likened to the taste of cranberry. This can help your customers beat their sugar cravings – another reason why this tea hits the spot for a healthier diet!
It looks great!
Thanks in part to its natural ruby red colour, hibiscus tea can be highly Instagrammable. It’s the perfect drink to serve up in glass teapots and teacups. You can also add the petals directly into a loose leaf teapot so your customers can watch their tea infuse.
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