Can all Hibiscus flowers be used for tea?

gardendoc(Philippines)October 31, 2009

Hello all, I was just wondering...

Can ALL hibiscus flowers be used for Hibsicus tea?

or are there preferred kinds?

Thank you for your responses!

G'doc

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sharbear50(6a Bella Vista)

I was wondering that too. I have several types of hibiscus, don't know what type, but would like to know. Anyone?

    Bookmark   October 31, 2009 at 11:08AM
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gardendoc(Philippines)

Yeah, anyone? Just bumping up the thread. We haven't gotten any responses yet, SharBear!

And to add to that... how do you process the flowers? Just dry them? They don't form hips, right? like Rose hips?

G'Doc

    Bookmark   November 8, 2009 at 9:29PM
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jean001(z8aPortland, OR)

Here's what wikipedia has to say about hibiscus tea
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibiscus_tea

Here is a link that might be useful: wikipedia's take on hibiscus tea

    Bookmark   November 12, 2009 at 11:22AM
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mikeyinfla(10b)

i have eaten tropical hibiscus so don't see why it could not be used in a tea. the most common tea is from the roselle. the only one i know not to eat is the turks cap. i have also made tea with the leaves of the red sheild /cranberry hibiscus

    Bookmark   May 2, 2010 at 11:15AM
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mikeyinfla(10b)

the tropical hibiscus flowers is what to eat. the leaves are not very good. but the name cranberry hibiscus is also sometimes used for roselle the flower calyces are used in the tea the false roselle also has a cranberry flavor to the leaves as well as the leaves of the red sheild hibiscus

    Bookmark   May 2, 2010 at 11:22AM
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gardendoc(Philippines)

Where can I buy seedlings or cuttings of Roselle?

    Bookmark   June 12, 2010 at 7:44AM
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gardendoc(Philippines)

bumping this up... anyone??? where can I get seedlings of the hibiscus variety used for tea?

    Bookmark   August 11, 2010 at 8:48AM
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na76

Seeds can be ordered here: https://www.nicholsgardennursery.com/store/product-info.php?pid1091.html

Here is a link that might be useful: Nichols Garden Nursery

    Bookmark   January 10, 2012 at 3:42PM
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