Zobo Drink



Max your fun with Zobo drink

It’s an awesome weekend.

There are various events to attend for some people and none for others. It doesn’t matter if you have an event to attend or not you could make your weekend fun with family and friends, nothing is more enjoyable than a weekend with a nice and delicious drink to make us feel refreshed.

Well, ZOBO is a healthy drink you should try this weekend.

Hibiscus tea known as Zobo in Nigeria is the traditional Nigerian hibiscus drink with water, dried hibiscus, flowers, sugar, ginger, and sometimes other spices and fruits. In Jamaica, it is known as Sorrel, in Australia known as Rosella, in Mexico Agua de Jamaica, in Egypt Karkade, etc.

Hibiscus tea is popular all around the world and the most popular variety is made from Hibiscus sabdariffa or Roselle. It’s thick, dark beet, delicious, and has a unique tart flavor which makes it possible to infuse it and drink it like tea.

Hibiscus tea also called sour tea because of its tart taste, is made from a mixture of dried hibiscus flowers, leaves, and dark red calyces.  The petals fall off and the calyces turn into pods after the flowers blooms. Calyces are often the main ingredients in herbal drinks containing hibiscus.

The hibiscus sabdariffa flower grows in tropical and semi-tropical climates, this tea is a natural diuretic and has lots of vitamin C. According to the USDA nutrient database, it has a good supply of minerals including calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, sodium, zinc, and potassium. This tea is also a good source of anthocyanin which may be beneficial for managing elevated blood pressure levels, common cold, and urinary tract infections.

There are more than 200 types of hibiscus and not all of them are edible. These come in plenty of colors such as white, pink, red, orange, red, etc. The pink and red-colored flowers are most commonly used for culinary purposes.

Roselle is the most frequent kind used in Zobo drinks in Nigeria and around the world. Hibiscus tea is naturally low in calories and is caffeine-free. It has been used in different cultures as a remedy for several conditions. In Iran drinking hibiscus tea is used as a treatment for high blood pressure. In Africa the tea can be used to treat symptoms of colds, cancer, constipation, etc.

Hibiscus tea aid in the reduction of blood pressure and cholesterol, preserving the liver, relieving menstruation, hypertension control, and aids in digestion. The tea is often consumed cold, as an iced tea.

The preparation of hibiscus tea takes up to 20 minutes. Allow to cool then you can chill in a healthy refreshing way.

NOTE: The drink stains so handle with care. It also stains the teeth, if consumed regularly and in high quantity over time.


It is not advisable for people with lower blood pressure to consume as it is. This could cause dizziness, feel like fainting, etc.

As more research is needed to determine safe dosages for pregnant women and breastfeeding women. As it affects estrogen levels. So if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant you should probably avoid taking it.

If you are on any birth control pills or any kind of hormonal treatment, please avoid taking this tea.

You shouldn’t take the tea in excess 1-2 cups of tea per day are good enough.

Hibiscus tea is easy to make and also filled with a lot of health benefits so don’t be scared to try it out.

Make Zobo with your family this weekend to enjoy the sweetness and bond of a family, Have a great weekend!