Bissap hibiscus flowers
Picked and dried in the tropics, the hibiscus flowers are used to prepare a delicious red tart drink: the juice of bissap. Spread in West Africa, this delicious drink has different names: Bissap in Senegal, Da Bilenni in Mali, Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso. The Bissap is also drunk as an infusion. In Egypt, it is known as the carcadet and “Pharaohs Drink”. In Sudan, it is “Karkade Tea”. There are also Bissap drinks in Jamaica (served with ice cream and rum), in Malaysia or Thailand.