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Strawberry Hibiscus Iced Tea: A Refreshing Treat for All!

Looking for a cool and refreshing drink to beat the heat? This strawberry hibiscus iced tea is your new summer bestie. It’s vibrant red, bursts with sweet-tart flavor, and takes just minutes to whip up. Plus, you only need 4 simple ingredients!

strawberry hibiscus iced tea in hands of a woman

Recipe Highlights

  • 4 simple ingredients: hibiscus tea, strawberry syrup, water, and ice. That’s it!
  • Caffeine-free: Perfect for afternoon sipping or after-dinner relaxation.
  • Vibrant and refreshing: Ideal for baby showers, summer parties, or simply enjoying on a hot day.
  • Customizable: Make it extra sweet, add fresh herbs, or top it with cold foam for a fancy touch.

Ingredient Notes

  • Hibiscus tea: Tea bags or sachets are easiest, but loose-leaf works too (just remember to strain!).
  • Strawberry syrup: Store-bought or homemade, both add delicious sweetness.
  • Water: Filtered water makes the best-tasting iced tea.
  • Ice: Filtered ice cubes are even better!
pouring strawberry syrup in hibiscus iced tea in glass

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Steep the hibiscus tea: Pop those tea bags in hot water and let them infuse for a while.
  2. Chill it out: Let the tea cool down, then add cold water and pop it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Get ready to sip: Fill a glass with ice, pour in the chilled tea, and add your desired amount of strawberry syrup.
  4. Stir and savor: Give it a quick mix, take a sip, and close your eyes. Ah, summer in a glass!

Recipe Notes

  • Tea bags for the win: They’re easy to use and clean up, no messy straining involved.
  • Food-grade hibiscus is key: Make sure you’re not getting the kind meant for prettying up your garden.
  • Hibiscus stains, so be careful: This vibrant red loves to stick around, so clean up spills quickly.
  • Prep ahead and enjoy later: Make a big batch and keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days. Cheers to convenience!
a glass containing strawberry hibiscus iced tea

Expert Tips

  • Cool it down fast: Skip the boiling water and simmer the hibiscus tea instead. It’ll be ready to chill in no time.
  • Get herbal with it: Mint, basil, or even ginger make awesome garnishes. Just muddle them a bit to release their flavor.
  • Go creamy: Top your tea with some strawberry or hibiscus cold foam for a fancy and delicious treat.
  • Leftover syrup blues? Use it to make plain strawberry iced tea, bubble tea, or even a strawberry matcha latte bubble tea. The possibilities are endless!

Questions You May Have

1. What else can I add in this recipe?

Lemon, orange, mint, and ginger all pair beautifully with its tartness. Experiment and find your perfect combo!

2. Does hibiscus tea has health benefits?

Hibiscus tea is packed with antioxidants, helps fight inflammation, boosts immunity, and even keeps your skin healthy thanks to its vitamin C. Not bad for a delicious drink, right?

3. Can I use other sweeteners?

Absolutely! Stevia, maple syrup, or even a touch of vanilla extract are all great alternatives.

4. Can I make this tea ahead of time?

It’s a great summer party prep. Just make the tea and strawberry mixture the day before and let it chill overnight. You’ll be the hostess with the mostest (and the tastiest tea!)

5. Is hibiscus tea caffeine-free?

Yes, it is. Hibiscus is an herbal infusion, so this tea is perfect for any time of day, from sunrise strolls to moonlit picnics.

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Strawberry Hibiscus Iced Tea

Recipe by Tania FaysalCourse: Drinks
Servings

1 (16 ounces)

servings
Prep time

1

minute
Cooking time

5

minutes
Calories

235

kcal
Total time

6

minutes

Vibrant and refreshing, this homemade strawberry hibiscus iced tea is ready in minutes with just 4 ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 2 hibiscus tea bags

  • ½ cup hot water

  • ½ cup cold water

  • 1 cup ice

  • ¼ cup strawberry syrup

Directions

  • Steep the hibiscus tea bags in ½ cup hot water for 5 minutes.
  • Discard the tea bags and add ½ cup cold water.
  • Chill the tea in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Pour the chilled tea over ice in a glass.
  • Add ¼ cup strawberry syrup and stir to combine.

Notes

  • For a stronger flavor, steep the tea for longer.
  • Use filtered water for best results.
  • Store leftover tea in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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