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  1. I must try your recipe. I have a bunch of Roselle buds long forgotten in the cupboard. These were sent to me from a niece in Burma,via another niece in Taiwan! Thank.

  2. Definitely worth a try as it takes very little effort to make. Also just found out while looking around to see where you can buy roselle buds that it has health-benefits too.

  3. I made roselle bud granite according to your recipe. It was easy to make and refreshing to eat.

  4. I don’t remember seeing these buds used in drinks in Yangon when i was growing up. It does look good though. Red is my favorite color. Do you think Chinese cuisine may use these? If not, I don’t think I can find them here in our Asian grocery stores.

    1. Hi Thin Thin
      I think roselle buds are more common in Thailand – they drink it cold. You should be able to find it in an Asian grocery if they have Thai ingredients.

      – Cho

  5. heidi leon says:

    Are roselle buds the same as flor de jamaica? It looks like a lot, and how you describe it (with a sourness flavor) reminds me so!

    However if so, in Mexico we drink flor de jamaica agua fresca (cooler) practically everyday (cold!!)…mmm…..or ice popsicles!!!…brilliant….

    I will give my right hand for a bag of jamaica flor….!!

    greetings from Shanghai!


    1. Hi heidi
      I had a quick search on google, yes flor de jamaica is the same as roselle! If you’re in Shanghai, you might be able to find it in Thai supermarkets.
      – Cho

  6. Kellie Allen says:

    Hi everyone,
    I live in Beijing. You can go to most of the stores which sell teas to buy dried roselle calyces. They called roselle “mei gui qie” in China. China export the most of the roselle to the world. Hope this will be helpful.

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