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Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa L.) is a shrubby, flowering tropical plant native to parts of North Africa and Southeast Asia. The deep red tea produced by hibiscus comes from the vibrant red flower buds that are harvested just prior to blossoming.
Hibiscus leaves, seeds, flowers and calyces have all been used in folk traditions for their beneficial properties. The calyces in particular are often used in perfumes and sachets, as well as ingredients in jams and jellies. Perhaps the most well known use of the hibiscus's flowers and ruby red calyces is to brew tea that is beautifully rich in color and refreshingly tart in taste.
For more than 75 years, long before it became fashionable, Alvita was championing the profound beneficial properties of herbal teas. We search the far reaches of the globe for the finest herbs, the best growers, the most precious sources. Small wonder that so many consumers trust the Alvita name. Today, it stands for a broad array of different teas, including classic single herb varieties and the unique Alvita blends. The package combines ancient herbal wisdom with modern science and brings to you all the richness and benefits of herbal teas. This philosophy is the very reason why you will find sensible, English pillow style tea bags that are oxygen bleached, not chlorine treated. Any why you won't find any strings, tags or staples.
We thank you for choosing our product but, more importantly, we thank you for the trust you've put in the herbal values that we all share.