Jamaican Sorrel – Roselle – Hibiscus Sabdariffa – Hibiscus Tea Plant
a drink is made from the roselle fruit is one of several inexpensive beverages (aguas frescas) commonly consumed in Mexico and Central America.
the beverage is sometimes known simply as Jamaica(HAH-MY-CAH) and is seen in many Mexican Food or Taco Shops.
It is very popular in Trinidad and Tobago especially as a seasonal drink at Christmas where cinnamon, cloves and bay leaves are preferred to ginger.
It is also popular in Jamaica, usually flavored with rum.
It is an annual or perennial herb or woody-based shrub, growing to 7–8 ft tall. The leaves are deeply three- to five-lobed, 3–6 in long, arranged alternately on the stems.
The flowers are 3–4 in in diameter, white to pale yellow with a dark red spot at the base of each petal, and have a stout fleshy Calyx at the base.
plants are shipped in 2″ pots.