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Travel | The best EVER Bissap drink from Original Drip in Senegal 🇸🇳

There is something so beautiful about drinking a refreshingly cold, natural drink in the midst of the African sun!

At Talking Drums, we love discovering and celebrating business and entrepreneurs doing great things in Africa.

The ‘Original Drip’ is a boutique cafe in Visage, in Dakar, Senegal 🇸🇳.

The decor is locally made by artisans; there is a focus on coffee, with the baristas trained by a coffee expert from Rwanda; everything at Original Drip is from Africa; and the bissap was honestly the best I have ever tasted!

Bissap is the national drink of Senegal and also popular across West Africa and the Caribbean where it is known by the other names including sobolo 🇬🇭, sorrel 🇯🇲, zobo 🇳🇬 and wonjo 🇬🇲.

Made from the hibiscus flower, the recipes vary slightly, for example Ghana tends to add herbs and spices which gives the drink a little kick!

Bissap has a number of health benefits, and this drink was a lovely remedy for a very hot day.

What do they call bissap in your country? And are you a fan of the popular drink?


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