2.5 Pounds of farm fresh Roselle aka hibiscus tea!
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Roselle, aka Sorrel, aka Florida Cranberry, aka Jamaica, aka Flor de Jamaica is popular among many tropical cultures as you can see by the diversity of its common names. In America its most commonly used as the source of Hibiscus Tea, the tart red tea popularized by celestial seasonings "red zinger" tea. In the Caribbean its most commonly used to make a boozy dark red holiday drink called "sorrel". In Mexico the petals of the red calyx are turned into a soda called "jamaica". Its hard to convey just how much we love love love this unique tropical tea plant! Planted in spring or summer it will grow in leaps and bounds through this hot and rainy season and once the day length begins to shorten it will flower and make calyx in an incredibly beautiful show of dazzling red, burgundy and fuscia tones. Here at the farm we grow long rows of Roselle in our perennial planting area and harvest it for fresh sales at the market, as a cut flower in branch form, and we spend weeks dehydrating it for use and sale as dried tea once the fresh harvest is complete. Another very cool use of roselle abundance is preserving them whole for use in cocktails. We couldn't help but laugh when we saw the price of these beautiful "wild hibiscus flowers preserved in syrup" ... a unique product to be sure but we were shocked by the $1.00 per preserved calyx price tag! We are now happy to be shipping fresh roselle to our friends and customers outside of Miami so that they can experience using it in all the ways that we do! Dry them, candy them, make jam, use them as an alternative to cranberries in sauces and thanksgiving recipes, make fresh sorrel as a holiday beverage... roselle is magic! Oh, and did we forget to mention its health benefits!? Roselle is rich in Vitamin C, antioxidants and minerals like phosphorous and iron.
We are selling 2.5 pounds of fresh roselle whole calyx shipped in a 11 x 8 x 6 inch medium flat rate USPS box. Roselle are harvested every Wednesday and shipped the same day so they arrive at your door extra fresh. Our roselle is grown at French Farms in Homestead, Florida using organic growing methods.