Our Desert Hibiscus is grown by a family of farmers in Fayoum, an ancient agricultural community in central Egypt. Hibiscus is one of the world's most beloved ingredients, and it's been used in virtually every tropical cuisine and to make tart, pink drinks for centuries.
It's zingy, fruity, vibrant and tart and is at home in sweet and savory dishes alike. This finely milled, easy-to-use powder brings the gorgeous magenta color and bright, mildly astringent tartness of hibiscus to all sorts of muffins, pies, drinks, infusions and even rubs for meat and vegetables. Just a shake of this brilliant powder brings brightness and lightness to everything it touches!
- Steep in hot water to make tea
- Add powder to muffins, scones or cookies
- Infused in equal parts water and sugar for a gorgeous simple syrup
- Add to rubs for a tart, bright note
- Fruit Crisp with Hibiscus
- One Syrup, 3 Drinks
Our Desert Hibiscus is grown by an extended family of farmers in an ancient agricultural community in central Egypt, on the Nile River floodplain, where spices have been cultivated for many, many years.
We connected with the farmers through our partnership with Zaid of Norwich Meadows Farm. Every year, Zaid works with a crew of highly skilled Egyptian farmers who come to his farm in upstate New York to grow organic vegetables using a specific system of high tunnels and intercropping. The vegetables that Zaid grows with this group of farmers are stunning, and these same farmers have their own farms in Egypt, where they grow ancient varietals of desert-adapted spices that rely on seasonal flooding from the Nile River as the primary source of water. Their farms are the source of this and our other Egyptian spices.
I add Hibiscus to a variety of dish types (I use it almost every day). The Hibiscus blends lovely with any herb mixture and the color is gorgeous. The Spiciest Woman in the Neighborhood!
Love this product! We make a tea with this and sweeten it very lightly (1/4 cup sugar to 1 liter). This has become our favorite summer cooler. Serving it to guests, they are always amazed and delighted. We give all the credit to Burlap and Barrel and the Spice Club!
Makes a delicious tea - can’t wait to use in other ways -
Wonderful for tea!
This came in the last spice club. I would never have bought it because I use dried flowers for tea and I was even slightly disappointed because it’s something I often already have around. I’m so happy it did - it is SO powerful. Such a small amount of this powder produces a gorgeous, powerful, deep tea. I haven’t yet used it in cooking, I’m thinking about sprinkling it like I would sumac, but as is, for tea, it is phenomenal