This hibiscus tea sparkler has zero calories (except for the fruit), is naturally caffeine free, refreshing, and sweet. Tea is one of my favorite mama diet tricks, but this recipe is fun and tasty for the whole family and would be so festive to serve at a 4th of July party. You can buy hibiscus tea drinks at coffee shops, but why not save money and calories by making it yourself?
Oops! The girls loved this recipe. It’s a great way to keep everyone hydrated in the summer without artificial colors and additives. It has a mild floral fruity flavor and a naturally fun color.
As I was saying before… nightly tea is my favorite diet trick. You know when the munchies strike? You’re not hungry, but you crave some flavor. Instead of grabbing the chips or a pint of ice cream, every night after the kids go to bed I have a cup of herbal tea. It’s calorie free and relaxing, and herbal tea has been used for thousands of years for its medicinal properties. Sometimes I add a drop of stevia or a slice of lemon for extra flavor. I was thrilled to find a box from The Republic of Tea on my doorstep yesterday containing several new SuperHerb Teas perfect for my nightly tea ritual. They also sent me the cutest mini glass teapot. I absolutely love it and will be using this sweet little teapot nightly.
The Republic of Tea has generously offered you a coupon code for the teapot!
Get the super simple recipe for the Hibiscus Tea Sparkler after the break!
Hibiscus Tea Sparkler
Yield: about 1 quart
6 ounces boiling water
2 cups sparkling water
2 drops liquid Stevia or preferred sweetener to taste (optional)
1/2 cup raspberries, blackberries, and/or blueberries
Juice of 1/2 lemon (optional)
pineapple for garnish (optional)
Pour boiling water over tea bags and brew 5 minutes. Chill tea in the freezer or refrigerator (careful not to crack the glass!) until room temperature or colder. Remove tea bags and pour into a pitcher or large jar. Add sparkling water, berries, lemon, sweetener if desired, and ice cubes. For pineapple stars, slice pineapple about 1/4-inch thick and punch stars out with a cookie cutter.