When you are making home made beverage the easy process to carbonate your drink is through beverage tubing. Beverage tubing is not a hard process while huge companies have different machines and methods of carbonating their beverages you can start by your own small equipment which costs hardly even $10. This process for home made beverages is cheap and quite effective too. You just need to connect 2 bottles caps with a clear piece of tubing and screwing them tightly on the bottles one bottle will contain the beverage and the other will contain vinegar and baking soda this is used to carbonate beverages. The Co2 from the bottle containing vinegar and baking soda will then go in the beverage containing bottle thus making your beverage carbonated. It makes air or oxygen impossible to pass through it which is a good sign as oxygen or air tends to destroy the taste of foods and beverages as the properties of oxygen are such that it can stale food and beverages quickly.
The Sickness Industry has little to do with preventing illness being stronger or healthier which increases the popularity of the functional health beverages and food products. People are tired of popping pills for everything that ails them and are taking a more holistic or as some say looking at alternative health treatments rather than the traditional medical care that most of us have grown accustomed to. The Wellness industry is going through a boom. Before the end of this decade it is estimated that the Wellness industry may surpass the dot.com revolution. This is an exciting time. Whether its drinks or spreads yogurts or desserts functional foods and beverages are among the fastest-growing categories in the food industry. If this looks like the 80s all over again this newly discovered health trend has got to be the strongest yet.
Some believe the tea can help with coughs. Studies have been done claiming that drinking the tea helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol. In Guatemala it is considered a hangover remedy and also good for the kidneys. As the calyxes brew a tea high in Vitamin C it is good to drink to fight off colds and strengthen the immune system. There is no exact recipe for this beverage. Much as one might prefer strong or weak tea or coffee the amounts used to make this beverage are only guidelines. In Guatemala Rosa de Jamaica is served quite strong and sweet. My recipe reflects the Guatemalan style. Place 1/2 to 1/3 cup of the dried calyxes into 2 cups of boiling hot water and allow them to steep for 20 to 30 minutes. Strain the liquid add in another 2 to 4 cups of water and sweeten to taste. Serve over ice.