- Jan 17, 2021
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- Northern Ontario, Canada
Cranberries, that's a good comparison, along with rhubarb. I've grown tulsi a few times, the scent is absolutely heavenly. I never could figure out what to do with it though other than enjoy the fragrance.If you want to be SUPER pedantic, a tea made from anything except Camellia sinensis is properly called a tisane.
Yes, they're both H. sabdariffa (usually).
There is actually such a thing as white/green roselle. I have no idea what that tastes like. (I know the anthocyanins in red roselle are what is responsible for the health benefits, but whether it also is the base of the taste I do not know.)
There is also a type called Ecuadorian Black, which I imagine is SUPER strong in anthocyanins.
I'm not personally fond of roselle (it tastes like cranberries to me). In terms of herbal teas, I drink a lot of tulsi (holy basil) and Greek Shepherd's tea (ironwort).