Sunday, January 25, 2009

karkadeh Tea - karkadeh Tea Recipe

Karkadeh, carkade or karkady teay is served hot or chilled with ice. It is very popular in some parts of the Middle East, and especially in North Africa. Karkadeh Hibiscus tea is the infusion made from the calyces (sepals) of the Hibiscus sabdariffa flower.

Serves 4 persons

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Karkadeh (Hibiscus) flowers
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
Preparation:
  1. Wash Karkadeh flowers well, then place in a pot with 4 cups of water over medium heat.
  2. Let boil for 5 minutes then let soak overnight.
  3. Strain the Karkadeh flowers and pour the juice in a glass pitcher. Add sugar.
  4. Stir well until all sugar dissolves.
  5. Let cool in the fridge and serve chilled.
karkadeh (Hibiscus Plant)

karkadeh (Hibiscus Dried flowers)

More about karkadeh (Hibiscus) ...

Hibiscus flower extract has been used in many folk remedies for liver disorders and high blood pressure. The constituents of the flowers contain gossypetin, anthocyanin, and glucoside hibiscin, which may have diuretic and choleretic effects, decreasing the viscosity of the blood, reducing blood pressure and stimulating intestinal peristalsis.

The dried flower contains hibiscic acid. Root contains saponins and tartaric acid. Aspartic acid is the most common amino acid. Dried fruits also contain vitamin C and Ca oxalate; dry petals contain flavonol glucoside hibiscitrin

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5 comments:

  1. I have some dried hibiscus flowers that I bought last time I was in Florida. I usually add a few to my tea, but I have never seen hibiscus leafs for sale. I suppose I could find them on-line... or grow my own? :-) This drink looks very tasty.

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  2. wawwaw servise so nice tray,kadeh,10 NUMBER.....i loved..i dint try like same Some Kinda Wonderful using too.ımmmmm ll try like your recipe...cos i think must be so tasty.also hibuskus flower ve in my garden...i saw on picture lime lemon..my fovorite...me too ll make with ısparta rose ll name is roskadeh...thank you my friend...me stolen ur recipe name...

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  3. Hi everybody
    What I meant is hibiscus flowers not the leaves of the plant. Any how I modified the post, use the flowers not the leaves (Thank you Some Kinda wonderful). I hope you are better these days...waking and taking you medicine. You can buy dried flowers on-line, regarding the sugar in the recipe you can adjust it as you like.

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  4. Hi my friend Pasturkey

    It's great that you have hibiscus at your garden, then what you can do, just dry the flowers for few days, then make the Karkadeh (hibiscus drink) so easy, delicious and healthy. I am glad that you stolen the recipe name.

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  5. yes was stolen ur recipe..cs want to use like ur recipe...my recipe simple...afew leafs in tea thats all bt ths special and easy...nice tasdy.i ll try me too with turkish ısparta rose my recipe name ll be roskadeh...thanks my friend

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