Hibiscus Tea VS Roselle Tea (infographic)

Apparently, there is a confusion around the internet and herbal tea community about Hibiscus Tea and Roselle Tea. Most of tea lovers understand those are the same. Even Google thinks that these 2 terms are interchangeable.

Google search result page mistaken Hibiscus tea and Roselle tea
Google thinks Hibiscus and Roselle are the same herbs

When search “roselle tea”, Google shows results of Hibiscus tea. Actually, the whole page provides hibiscus tea search results.

This indicates that people and sites that have “authority” enough to explain about hibiscus tea and roselle tea might have mistaken these 2 herbs.

You may also have found this confusion in blogs and other communities by yourself before. Now, let’s see below chart, how Hibiscus tea and Roselle tea are different.

Infographic - Hibiscus Tea VS Roselle Tea
Infographic – Hibiscus Tea VS Roselle Tea

Hibiscus Tea ≠ Roselle Tea

The Blooms
The booms are different. Hibiscus has thin and fragile petals, while Roselle has thick and strong petals. Hibiscus is usually seen as in florescent. Roselle is usually seen as in budding.

Scientific Classification
Both are in Genus: Hibiscus, but our “Hibiscus” is in species: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, while our “Roselle” is in species: Hibiscus sabdariffa.

Both seems to have similar taste characteristic; berry like tangy / tart.

Tea Color
Both seems to have similar tea color as well; ruby like. However, Roselle tea can be infused in deeper ruby red in some case.

Health Benefit
According to “Complete List of Herbal Tea Benefit (2019)” Both tea play different parts to taking care of our health.

Hibiscus Tea health benefits:

  • Contain high antioxidants
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower blood fat levels
  • Boost liver health
  • Promote weight loss

Roselle Tea health benefits:

  • Maintains healthy teeth and gums
  • Promotes healthy pregnancy
  • Treats common cold
  • Prevents constipation
  • Removes muscle weakness, numbness, and fatigue

I personally not quite surprise seeing herbal tea community have mistaken these 2 herbs. Since they are foreign herbs to most of tea lovers. They both are tropical herbs and probably still not that famous yet. Fortunately, the place that I’m living inhabit both hibiscus and roselle. And people are familiar with them since the ancient time.

Hopefully, this article and the infographic would help our herbal tea communities, at least, a little bit better.

Sip Well ☕

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7 Best Teas to Help You Get a Deep Sleep

One of the most suffering thing of living in the city is that, most of us found that they have a sleep problem. Actually, if we dare enough to quit coffee, this issue will be much easier.

Any how, breakthrough a behavior loop is not for everyone. Since you are already arrived here. We’ll give you a list of sleeping tea that might help you sleep better.

1. Yogi Tea – Bedtime – Soothing and Spicy Sweet
Yogi Bedtime tea is a comforting and delicious sleep tea blend that combines soothing Passionflower and relaxing Chamomile Flower. Licorice, Cardamom and Cinnamon add delicious warming flavor that’s just right for drinking before bedtime. Relax and unwind with a cup of Bedtime tea.

2. Hey Girl – It’s Bedtime
This natural sleep aids formula was created for people that have problems sleeping, insomnia, anxiety and stress. A sleepy blend to take a nighttime and doze off and dream for tomorrow. Revitalizing drink for calming and relaxing to make sleeping easy. No more tossing and turning in the middle of the night. Enjoy a deep sleep and wake up fresh!

3. Celestial Seasonings – Sleepytime
This relaxing herbal tea starts with our time-honored Sleepytime blend of chamomile, spearmint and other soothing herbs. We then add Valerian, long trusted as a natural sleep aid, for an especially calming cup.

4. Traditional Medicinals – Nighty Night
We love it both for its wildly intense beauty and for its ability to calm and soothe your nervous system. When the spanish missionaries chanced upon it they saw the perfection of the universe reflected in its anatomical structure. The native people of the Americas used this plant for its ability to promote rest and relaxation something modern people occasionally need help with too. We’ve added other relaxing herbs, like chamomile, linden flower and hops, to create a mellow blend that will help you rest easy. Taste minty, mildly bitter and sweet, with notes of citrus and spice.

5. Organic India – Tulsi Sleep
This is blended tea with anti-stress healing herbs including Brahmin, Ashwagandha and Shankpushpi, which also provide restorative energy needed for healthy sleep. These herbs are blended with Chamomile, Cardamom and Peppermint to create a delicious herbal infusion that promotes a calm, restful sleep.

6. Bigelow – Sleep
Sweet soothing chamomile relaxing lavender yummy citrus-y wild orange leaves calming rose and passionflower and poppy flowers combined to support relaxation and a calm state so you can drift off and get some much-deserved beauty rest. Maintaining good health is an everyday job. That’s why we make delicious health beneficial teas that taste so good you’ll want t drink them every day. Creating tea rituals for adding extra health benefits every day.

7. immersé – Bedtime Story
This tropical herbal tea will cool you down, call back your consciousness, clear your mind, and fade away negative thoughts.
Plus, it also put you in tight sleeps and help your digestion.
We know you have a lot to handle. So we’re here to help you sleep well.

Lemongrass is famous for many reasons. Some of them are giving us a tight sleep, sexy odor, immune booster, help digestion, and prevent cold.

(Herbal) tea is not medicine. It cannot and won’t be seen effect right away. You need to help your self. Be discipline. Quit caffeine drink, then begin sip these tea in the afternoon. Eventually, you will meet a deep slumber again.

How A Tropical Herbal Tea Can Fit Into Your Urban Life

Letter "URBAN LIFE" overlay on a city junction


Urbanisation is definitely one of an inevitable mega trends. Emerging countries have their cities urbanised; China, India, Brazil, Ukraine, Vietnam, Thailand, and so on – to provide a better quality of life to their citizen. Recently, OPPEIN – Chinese based home furniture service, has released a video ad for Chinese New Year 2019. See it below.

Obviously, the film shows us how wonderful it would be if a town is getting urbanised: family members will be closer and have more chances to take care of each other. I personally captivated by this film itself.

Downside of Urban life

We love urban life – it’s (almost) perfect. Yet, everyone knows that nothing come with a price. Urban life can be safe and convenient. But, let be frank, we’d live in pollution. In city, pollution comes in every form, affects you physically and emotionally; noise, air quality, careless people, crowd places. Not many cities pass-through this phase. Emerging cities still have to thrive on. Also working in city and be challenging. Long hours in office, stressful situations, high targets, tough colleagues, such and such. That’s our expense of living in urban.

Tropical Herbal Tea That Born Urban

People in Tropical Green Line also are urban by native. We suffer those urban downside as much as you do, if not more. So we came up with a line of products called immersé tea (The long story will be telling you later). Here come the “URBAN ELIXIR” concept, which aims to be the undeniable choice of drink that would ease urban toxin, restore the balance to this busy life. And it must speak urban language to urban people. Meaning, the drink must be designed to answer your urban lifestyle, without compromise.

In Tea Bag

This drink must be in form of tea. Since you can store easily compare to ready-to-drink (RTD) bottle. Lighter weight. Easy to bring with you anywhere. Easy to share to your loved ones. Longer life without preservative. Tea lovers always prefer loose leaf tea. Because it is the best choice. In case of herbal tea, especially tropical herbal tea, the herbs themselves are already exotic. We don’t want to see you are frustrating measuring how much you should put loose leaf tropical herbal tea for a brew. Therefor, we finish the blend into tea bag. So the frustration could not occur. Spare your time and mind for something else that matter to you.

Made of Tropical Herbs

After studied and experiments, we decided to have the tea made from tropical herbs only. Since, more than two thirds of the world’s biodiversity resides in tropical regions, providing important ecosystem functions and services at global and local levels. The tea from tropical herbs would also be the most effective kind of tea that solve urban sickness as we address about.

Mobile Assistant

Urban people love convenience. We do really well aware. Since our herbal tea have different immerse times (steep time), and definitely you wouldn’t want to remember what timing for which tea. Therefore, we build a tea brew app, which would help you timing your perfect cup of herbal tea.

Herbal Tea Music

The herbal tea must represent every sense of relaxation. Audio aesthetics is not an exception. A chillout album is carefully craft for your pleasure, either while waiting for your brew or while you are sipping it. This herbal tea music is a collaboration work with Complex Routine who has a handful albums/EPs in electronic music genre.


The package is the first touch point. Therefor, we mindfully design each element; graphic, icons, font, color, and dimension for you to grab the tea box, bring it home, place it on your desk or shelf with proud.

That’s how two different agendas such as Urban life and Herbal tea fit together.

Enjoy your urban life and take care ones you love.

Sip Well ☕

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