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Rosebud Hibiscus Tea tastes awesome, but as with all herbal teas, there’s more. These herbs address depression, constipation, anxiety, insomnia and diabetes. Dried roses and hibiscus provide immune boosting and a record-high dose of antioxidants.

Will rosebuds and hibiscus help you to feel better? Better is a relative word.  I have definitely felt BETTER on coffee. It’s a drug-high-happy. These flowers aren’t going to do that for you, but neither are they going to drain your adrenals.

They are known to provide a gentle but noticeable lift in your mood and an overall feeling of well-being.

Symptoms that might improve with Rosebud Hibiscus Tea

Experienced a bad night’s sleep, constipation, depression? The temptation is to reach for black coffee to make you feel better, or maybe caffeinated tea. If you are dealing with any gut related health issues, drinking caffeine will simply drain your adrenals; and coffee can wreak havoc on the gut lining.

What you may need is a hot, power-drink designed to alleviate your symptoms.

Life sometimes has sweet ironies. Instead of the intense punch coffee can offer, what about reaching for dried flowers?

It is hard to believe, until we have experienced transformation ourselves from the pure, whole foods in nature, just how powerful plants in their original (or dried), beautiful state can be.

While  most of us think of herbal coffee as being dark and robust, made from herbal roots like chicory and dandelion, that herbal coffee only mimics the flavor of coffee beans, while providing different wellness attributes.

The flowers featured in Rosebud Hibiscus Tea still give you a strong flavor and dark color, but their effects are awakening, providing the real outcome coffee drinkers often seek.

Flower power in Rosebud Hibiscus Tea

Flower power isn’t just something that hippies used to experience. 😉

Let’s look closely at hibiscus and rose buds.

Hibiscus tea’s benefits

Nutritionally, hibiscus blossoms are at the very height of all foods for their antioxidant content! Theteatalk.com says of the antioxidants found in hibiscus,

They help to rid our bodies of free radicals (destructive molecules that can damage our cells and DNA) and protect us against chronic disease, such as heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and cancer.

They are also valued for high levels of vitamin C, balancing blood pressure levels and for fighting inflammation. Many cultures help treat diabetes and insomnia with hibiscus. Tea from the flowers is broadly enjoyed internationally, and often medicinally.

Rose buds’ benefits

The blossoms of roses are enjoyed globally and medicinally and rank high for their antioxidant levels. Rose petals help to heal and stimulate the digestive tract. They can improve symptoms of constipation, insomnia and depression. Emotionally, rose is known to be soothing. For women’s health, rose has a reputation for balancing hormones and hormone-related symptoms. And a very small amount of caffeine is found in rose petals which gently stimulates the central nervous system.

Find hibiscus flowers here.

Find rose petals here.

Hibiscus petals are astringent, citrusy and fruity, to taste. Rose buds offer perfumes of Persia and pistachios. Rose buds are restful. Hibiscus petals are vibrant and edgy. Together, they are visually stunning. To drink, they are calming and yet dramatic.

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Rose Bud Hibiscus Tea

Rosebud Hibiscus Tea tastes awesome, but as with all herbal teas, there's more. These herbs can address depression, constipation, anxiety, insomnia and blood sugar issues. Dried roses and hibiscus provide immune boosting and a record-high dose of antioxidants.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Afternoon tea, Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hibiscus, rose hip, tea
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 19kcal
Author: Megan
Cost: $1.00


  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 2 Tablespoons rose buds or petals
  • 1 Tablespoon hibiscus petals


  • In a small saucepan, combine the 3 ingredients.
  • Bring the water to a simmer and turn off the heat, stirring briefly to saturate the buds.
  • Allow the tea to steep for 10 minutes.
  • Strain it, as the hibiscus blossoms can be bitter if steeped too long.
  • Sweeten and serve hot.


In warm weather, or as a thirst quencher, this also makes a great iced tea.


Calories: 19kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 148IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg


Love flower power tea?  See what the lovely stamens of the crocus flower can do: Find Creamy SAFFRON Tea here.

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