This hibiscus green tea is a power drink! It is loaded in antioxidants and is super refreshing as well.
This post is informational only. If you have any health problems please make sure to ask your doctor if you can drink this tea. Please take all of this information with a grain of salt.
These are all the incredible benefits of drinking this hibiscus green tea.
Hibiscus is full of antioxidants. It helps fight free radicals and reduce oxidative stress in your body. This is good news for your brain, heart, liver and kidneys. It is known for lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. Hibiscus is full of vitamin C so it is also great support for your immune system.
It is known that drinking hibiscus tea will lower your blood pressure, help lower cholesterol and regulates blood sugar. To top it all off, hibiscus helps you push off your cravings, helps with your digestion and might increase your metabolism. These are all great for controlling and even losing weight.
It is recommended that you do not exceed three cups of hibiscus tea a day.
Green tea is rich in polyphenols which is a natural compound which reduces inflammation and helps fight cancer. It also contains natural antioxidants (EGCG) that help prevent cell damage by reducing the formation of free radicals. This protects your brain and heart. Green tea might also increase your metabolism and help you lose weight with a balanced diet and exercise. Finally, it might help prevent type 2 diabetes.
Thyme also has powerful health benefits. It boosts your immune system, promotes healthy blood pressure, helps with coughs and is a good disinfectant. Thyme also helps with upset stomachs.
Mango is also full of antioxidants, boosts your immune system, supports heart and digestive health. Mangoes might also support eye health. This fruit is full of vitamins and minerals. It also has a lot of fiber.
Hibiscus Green Tea
1/3 of a mango — peeled and sliced or a peach peeled and sliced
1 TBS hibiscus flowers
1 to 2 thyme sprigs
2 bags green tea
1 – 1 quart jar with a lid
Place the fruit, thyme and hibiscus the jar.
Hang the two tea bags on the sides of the jar.
Add boiling water to the top. Allow steeping for about three minutes.
Pull out the tea bags and squeeze the liquid.
Cool down completely, cover and refrigerate for about three hours.
Strain over ice and serve.