Hibiscus tea is a wonderful tonic beverage of a rich ruby color. It is made from hibiscus flowers which have powerful beneficial properties. Hibiscus tea is flower tea. It has its own taste, color and smell, neither of which is similar to black or green tea. Although it is not entirely correct to call this drink tea, since it does not belong to any of the varieties of tea. It's more of a herbal or flower beverage. Many of us know this drink as karkade tea.