Bengali Hibiscus (Bangladesh)

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2 oz. (25 cups) or 8 oz. (100 cups)

Naturally caffeine-free, Bengali Hibiscus is made of organically grown, dried hibiscus flower petals. It has a sweet aroma and tart taste reminiscent of cranberries. It's grown in the Tetulia region of far north Bangladesh, just across the border from Darjeeling.

Brewing instructions
Amount: 1 teaspoon or 2 grams per 8 oz. cup of water
Temperature: 212 ̊ (A full, rolling boil)
Steep time: 5 - 6 minutes

About Our Bangladeshi Tea and Tisanes

Our hand-plucked Bangladeshi tea and tisanes come from a garden in the Tetulia region bound by the Himalayas to the north and the Brahmaputra and Ganges rivers to the south. The founders of the garden designed it to give the struggling economy a boost by providing residents with jobs. Now 20 years old, the estate uses natural farming methods in which no machinery, chemicals, or unnatural irrigation are used.

Bangladesh has only been an independent country since 1972. The Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971 was a revolution and armed conflict sparked by the rise of the Bengali nationalist and self-determination movement in what was then East Pakistan during the 1971 Bangladesh genocide. It resulted in the independence of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. The country then experienced a number of military coups and relative instability until 1991 when it transitioned to parliamentary rule.