Hibiscus flowers have an unusual perfumed, herb-like aroma and a tangy, fruity flavour (almost lemon-like). Hibiscus flowers are naturally high in vitamin C. Dried ground Hibiscus petals are used in drinks by soaking them in water. You can make pure hibiscus herbal tea by pouring boiled water over the powdered petals and leaving for 3 minutes. A tea sieve may help with the preparation.
Hibiscus herbal infusions have been enjoyed for centuries. Many drink Hibiscus tea as a natural diuretic.