Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Karkady - Hibiscus Drink

Karkady is a typical egyptian drink but it can be found in other countrys too under the name hibiscus tea. You can drink it hot as a tea in winter or you can drink it cold in summer.
Of course you can drink it without sugar but it tastes way better if you add sugar..a lot that is ;)
What you need:
handfull of dry hibiscus ( see aboveto know how it looks like )
1. Put 1/2 litre of water in a bowl and bring it to boil.
2. Now put the hibiscus inside and let it simmer for up to 10 min ( minumum should be 5 min).
3. Add sugar.
4. Drink it hot as tea, or cool down and add ice and drink it as ice tea.
hibiscus tea lowers the blood pressure, so if you already have low blood pressure dont drink too much of it. If you have high blood pressure however you can drink it every day and it will help to lower your blood pressure.
If you happent o visit egypt just order Karkadee in any cafee and enjoy :)

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