Florida RoSelle Hibiscus
Your Roselle came from Frog Song Organics in Hawthorne, FL — less than 100 miles from most of our customers’ homes.
We were worried with all the storms that we wouldn’t be able to get this neat treat, but Frog Song was able to get us some beautiful roselle, also known as Florida cranberry, rosella, hibiscus, or sorrel.
We will be receiving the red buds known as the calyces of the plant. These post-bloom pods are used in teas, jams, and other infusions like vinegars but is also used as a food coloring in the US and Europe.
We encourage you to use your Roselle fresh. However, the buds can be stored in the freezer for later use. Just add the whole bud into a freezer safe container that will prevent freezer burn. When ready to use, if using for tea, you can just add to the recipe. There is no need to peel or thaw.
To Brew Roselle Tea: