rockpile1369 said: Thanks all. I knew the tea wasn't from the leaves like 'true' tea. The dried crunchy bits i have are a very dark red. I thought maybe it was the flower buds or the hips if you will, like from roses.
Is that what the calyx is?
I just moved and brought a part of one of the Hibiscus with me that was growing in the yard. Its not doing so right now but i hope it will survive the winter. It's sister next to it had done real well since we lived there. Dies back to the ground every year and come late summer/ fall is about 2 ft tall and full of blooms. Was hoping to be able to harvest some next year and try my own tea. If i should plant a different variety though I'll look for seeds. Just knowing I'm in zone 5-6 not so sure the best variety will do well In my area.