Hibiscus Flower Tea

Chai Koujarat

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Appears in
Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

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Dried hibiscus flowers make a delicious and beautiful ruby-colored translucent tea. In other parts of the Arab world, it is known as karkady. At the traditional Baghdadi teahouses chaikhana, it is served along with the regular tea and coffee, but at a little higher price. Besides its delicious taste, it has other medicinal benefits. It is believed that it helps women feel comfortable with their sexuality, particularly those who have suffered trauma in the past and are unable t