Certified Organic. Hibiscus is a pleasant flavor that goes well in fermented beverages when a sweet, fruity tart flavor is a desired quality. Has a rose/floral aroma and a sweet tartness with cherries and citrus.This works well in lighter ales such as Saisons, wheats, or mild ales. This is also an outstanding flavor in meads, ciders, and fruit wines. The color of hibiscus is ruby red, and in quantities over 1 oz per gallon the effect on the color of the finished beer can be significant- most often the finished beer will have a pink hue.
Use 1/2 oz to 8 oz. for a 5 gallon batch depending on the effect desired. Studies have shown that drinking hibiscus tea can effectively lower high blood pressure and reduce high cholesterol levels in many individuals. Hibiscus is high in vitamin C and antioxidants, and has been used in many cultures over the centuries as a healthy tea drink which some find helpful for weight loss.