Europe In Italy, hibiscus tea, known as carcadè or karkadè, is usually consumed hot, often with the addition of sugar and lemon juice.
In American soul food cuisine, hibiscus tea is included in a category of “red drinks” associated with West Africa and is commonly served in soul food restaurants and at African-American
 In Africa, hibiscus tea is commonly sold in markets and the dried flowers can be found throughout West and East Africa.
It is less commonly made into a wine, sometimes combined with Chinese tea leaves, in the ratio of 4:1 by weight (1/5 Chinese tea).
 Southeast Asia In Thailand, most commonly, roselle is prepared as a cold beverage, heavily sweetened and poured over ice, similar to sweetened fruit juices.
Consumption Africa The roselle hibiscus used to make the tea likely originated in Africa.
In other European countries, it is often as an ingredient in mixed herbal teas, (especially with malva flowers or rose hips in the mix, to enhance colouring), and as such,
more commonly used than recognized.
In the English-speaking Caribbean, the drink, called sorrel, is made from the calyces, and it is considered an integral part of Christmas celebrations.
Hibiscus tea is often flavored with mint or ginger in West Africa.
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