RECIPE: HOMEMADE AND KID-FRIENDLY ICED HIBISCUS TEA
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Check out this super easy recipe for making iced hibiscus tea at home. Developed with the kiddos in mind, this naturally sweetened pink drink will thrill every member of the fam.
Tasnim Rahman is the babe with the power – she teaches, mamas, and designs tea recipes for all the loves in her life. Her Honey Blushing Iced Tea recipe will help cool down the heat of the summer. Sweet and refreshing, it is the perfect party refreshment or addition to a bougie lemonade stand.
PINK ICED HIBISCUS TEA IS A HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE
When it comes to making iced tea for kids, looks are everything. Fortunately, our Blushing tea brews super pink and basically looks like a refreshing glass of fruit punch, only without sugar, added colors or unnatural flavor. It’s just hibiscus, lemongrass and tulsi and it’s 100% organic.
MORE THAN JUST A PRETTY FACE
Hibiscus is real cute, but does so much more for our bodies. Its naturally cooling properties lowers blood pressure and helps your body regulate on the hottest summer days. A glass of iced Blushing tea refreshes you from the inside helping you stay cool and hydrated. That fruity tartness you’re tasting is a high volume of Vitamin C boosting your brain function one delicious sip at a time.
MAKE IT AT HOME, IT’S SUPER SIMPLE.
All you need to make homemade iced hibiscus tea:
- Big Heart Tea Co. Blushing tea – 2 bags
- Water – 2 cups
- Honey – 1 tbsp (adjust to taste)
- Lemon juice – 1 tsp
- Lemon slice – 2 slices
- Mint – 2 springs
- Dried rose (optional) – for garnish
How to make iced hibiscus tea:
- Heat water to 185 degrees, please don’t steep this tea with boiling water. Hibiscus flower is super sensitive to heat and will turn bitter if you add too much heat too fast. If you don’t have a thermometer handy you can visually measure the water temp by how fast the steam is coming out of your kettle. Look for steam rising that is slow and billowy (not fast and violent, like at boiling temps).
- Steep for 15 minutes.
- Set to the side and let the hibiscus tea cool to room temp.
- Add lemon juice, honey and fresh mint. Stir everything together.
- Serve over ice, and garnish with lemon slices and dried rose.
So now you know what to do, brew this iced hibiscus tea at home. It’s a pink, sugar-free bev alternative that we’re pretty sure your whole family will love.