When Is The Best Time To Drink Hibiscus Tea?

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I am sure someone has come up with a mathematical equation that determines when the exact best time to drink a cup of hibiscus tea for maximum effect.

I am sure there is a perfect time to drink it to maximize its benefits.

But for me, it is about finding the perfect time organically through a little trial and error. Finding the time and place that gives me the most enjoyment when drinking a cup of hibiscus tea.

When Is The Best Time To Drink Hibiscus Tea? I find that the best time to drink a cup of hibiscus tea is in the evening, typically after dinner. The sweet and tart flavor profile makes it a great little pick me up in the waning hours of the day.

If you would like to dive a little deeper into my reasoning compared to other times of day, grab a cup of hibiscus tea settle in and read on.

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Finding The Best Time To Drink Hibiscus Tea

The Prime Time To Drink Hibiscus Tea

This is just my opinion, you can certainly drink a nice cup of hibiscus tea just about any time of day. But I find it to be particularly delightful just after dinner.

The sweet-tart flavor gives you a nice little pick-me-up in the waning hours of the day but without the caffeine jolt that can interrupt your sleep patterns and make you groggy the next morning.

This is the time.

For me, this is the time to drink my cup of hibiscus tea. Not every day. I like to mix it up a bit, but when I do have a cup of hibiscus it is in the evening.

An hour or two after dinner. Settling in to do some work or watch TV, this for me is the ideal time for a cup of hibiscus tea.

It is refreshing and has just enough flavor to keep me going without worrying about caffeine to keep me awake.

There are many other teas that fit into this time slot as well. It doesn’t have to be just hibiscus tea. But once or twice a week I will enjoy a cup of this ruby-colored herbal infusion while unwinding from a long day.

A Cup In The Morning?

Hibiscus tea makes a good morning tea in my opinion but not a great one. In the morning I want something with a little more zip to it. The tart flavor of the hibiscus teas brings a bit of that but just not enough for me.

A real tea with caffeine, like a green tea or a black tea, is going to be a great option instead of hibiscus tea. Calorie-free herbal options like ginger tea are also a spicier morning option for myself.

I really want my morning tea to wake me up from the aroma to the taste, I want my morning cup of tea to welcome in the new day and wake me up, body and soul. If hibiscus tea does that for you then run with it, but I want something a little bit stronger.

That said, a little ginger hibiscus tea blends make for a great caffeine-free option you get the wonderful refreshing flavor of the hibiscus and the spicy kick from the ginger tea to wake you up a bit.

Still, a nice cup of Earl Grey Tea or English Breakfast tea are my go-to teas for the dawning of a new day.

Is Hibiscus A Good Afternoon Tea?

I think hibiscus makes a great afternoon or lunch tea. It would probably be my second option after a cup in the evening.

The big reason is that it can be a very refreshing cup of tea. Hibiscus Tea has an almost cranberry tartiness. This crispness and refreshment can give you a little more mid-day pop that a glass of water and still not add any calories to your overall diet.

Mid-afternoon is a good option but I still find evening a better time for me to have a cup of hibiscus tea.

Something with a little caffeine is my preference here usually. A cup of green tea, hot or iced, makes for a great cup of tea to keep me going in the afternoon hours.

Is Hibiscus Tea A Good Dinnertime Tea?

This is just a personal thing, but I do not like to drink tea with my meals. A cup after lunch or after dinner (I don’t eat breakfast due to my fasting schedule) is fine but I almost never have it with my meals unless it is the occasional unsweetened iced tea.

So not only does is hibiscus tea not a great tea to drink with dinner, I don’t really find any of them to be great options. Just my opinion but I like to have a glass of water with my meal instead of a cup of tea.

I think having a flavorless drink with meals makes the food taste better, just my opinion.

Just Before Bed?

Another popular time to have a cup of tea is just before bed and hibiscus tea could make a decent option here. But it has a little too much tart and sweetness in its flavor for my tastes.

When I am getting ready to go to bed I want something that is going to be soothing and even helps me get to sleep.

Chamomile tea is the most popular option here. But peppermint tea and lavender tea and quite a few others push hibiscus tea well out of the top 10 sleepytime teas to drink.

Hibiscus tea just doesn’t have that incredibly soothing feel that chamomile tea has and other bedtime teas have, from my perspective anyway.

When You Drink Your Hibiscus Tea Is Really Up To You

I have laid out my thought process for why I like to drink hibiscus tea in the evening after dinner but well before bedtime. But this is my hibiscus tea time. Yours could be wildly different.

That is the great thing about tea. Each cup of hibiscus tea is a personal experience, it is true of all teas and infusions.

How you make it, what you think it tastes like, what you blend with it and, yes, when you find the best time to drink it is.

It is all personal choice.

So, find your perfect time to curl up with a wonderful cup of this flavorful herbal infusion and don’t let anyone tell you that it is not the right time for it.

On the flip side of things, you could just drink a cup of hibiscus tea whenever you please. Maybe for you, anytime is a perfect time for a cup.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.