RED ZINGER HIBISCUS ~ THE FAMOUS TEA!
Rose Sorrell may be fairly new to U.S. gardeners, but this amazing hibiscus has been well-known for millenniums throughout the ancient world.
Fast Growing ~ Mass Producing ~ Healthy Herb Tea
As a Cottage Garden ornamental, Red Zinger presents with an abundance of large yellow flowers, blushed with pink edges and a brilliant crimson throat. The deep red-crimson calyxes from which the 'red tea' is brewed, are both healthy and dynamically beautiful when peeking through their lush green leaves.
Plant alone or in groupings to create an edible privacy screen.
SOW: Early indoors 6-8 weeks. Plant seedlings in well-draining, rich composted soil when the ground has warmed in Spring.
Fast growing annual.
Harvest the red calyx in late summer early fall. With a paring knife, score around the top core of the calyx and remove the soft red-crimson shell, place on newspaper and lay in the sun to dry. Once dry store in a dark glass tea jar. Place the remaining hard seed shell on newspaper and also allow to dry. Once outer shell is hard, remove and store your Sorrell seeds for next season.
RED ZINGER TEA: 'Two glasses' a day of this crimson red, lemony-cranberry flavored drink, is not only calming to the eye and soul, but as our ancient ancestors effectively documented; it is both full of antioxidants and also lowers high-blood pressure. Both facts are now confirmed by modern medical experts.
HOW TO MAKE A TANTALIZING TEA:
Toss in a handful of dried calyces with 5-6 cups of water and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Strain and serve hot or cold. Great when adding lemon, mint, sugar or honey. Red Zinger is also complimentary to mix with other tea's. Boosting the taste, health benefits and appearance of bland tea's.
ZINGER SUN TEA:
Add the dried calyces and water in a closed glass container. Set out in the Full Sun for a day! Rumor has it this method is preferred for both taste and health qualities.
SEEDS PACKAGED IN PROTECTIVE & BREATHABLE GLASSINE BAG. COLOR PHOTO AND INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED.