The berry and floral flavors of this sweet Hibiscus Pomegranate Iced Tea are the perfect match!
Have you ever tried hibiscus tea? Or anything made with hibiscus flowers? If not, then get ready for a real treat. Our hibiscus pomegranate iced tea is really delicious and refreshing. You are going to love it!
Flavor of Hibiscus Flowers
Hibiscus flowers are a very unique ingredient. They are a tropical, edible flower that grows throughout the world. Hibiscus flowers can be eaten fresh, right after being picked. However they are usually used as an ingredient for jams, salads or drinks. We are going to focus on using hibiscus in tea. We think it’s the most delicious way to enjoy hibiscus!
Hibiscus flowers are sour and also sweet. They have an incredible berry flavor that is unique and irresistible. That is why so many hibiscus teas are called “very berry hibiscus”! It also doesn’t hurt that the flowers are super pretty and make a gorgeous garnish.
We like to use loose leaf hibiscus tea for our recipe
You can find hibiscus tea in most grocery stores. We like to use loose leaf hibiscus tea for our recipe as it tends to be a little stronger. However, you can also use hibiscus tea bags which may be a little easier to find. Look for decaf herbal tea so you can enjoy this ice tea even before bedtime without having to worry about being up all night!
Pomegranate juice is the perfect flavor to complement hibiscus juice. Pomegranates are often described as tasting like tart cherries. They are also sweet like grapes. Pomegranate leaves are also edible and sometimes used to make pomegranate tea.
Pomegranates are also loaded with health benefits. The juice is full of antioxidants and vitamin C. That means this homemade iced tea is healthy and delicious! Sounds like a non alcoholic drink that you need to try!
Our hibiscus pomegranate iced tea is insanely delicious. It is definitely one of our favorite summertime drinks. It is bright, refreshing and fruity! Here is how we make this tasty hibiscus pomegranate iced tea recipe.
- Add hibiscus tea leaves and boiling water to a large pitcher to steep for ten minutes.
- Strain the leaves and discard.
- Add the honey to the tea. It should still be warm so the honey should dissolve easily.
- Add the pomegranate juice and lemon juice to the tea and stir.
- Cool the iced tea in the fridge until completely chilled.
- Pour over ice and garnish with lemon slices, hibiscus flowers or pomegranate arils.
Your local florist may have fresh hibiscus flowers you can use as drink garnishes. You can also order them online or, if you’re lucky enough, pick some in your tropical backyard!
Look for pomegranate cups in the grocery store so you can skip peeling a whole pomegranate. Add some fresh blackberries or raspberries for a very berry hibiscus tea. Pretty garnishes really make this iced tea recipe even better!
Make a big pitcher of our hibiscus pomegranate iced tea for your next party. Everyone is sure to love the sweet, tart taste and find each glass quite refreshing. Enjoy!
You Asked, We’re Answering
We get a good amount of questions about our pomegranate and hibiscus iced tea. We wanted to answer a few of those questions for you here. Hopefully these answers will help you create the perfect drink!
What is hibiscus tea in Starbucks?
Starbucks hibiscus tea is made with hibiscus flowers, lemongrass, passion fruit, mango and rose hips. It is pretty fruity but also has a floral zing.
What blends with hibiscus?
Lots of ingredients taste good with the flavors of hibiscus. Herbs like lavender, mint, rosemary and thyme all go well with hibiscus. Citrus fruits, berries and pomegranate fruit is delicious with hibiscus as well. Sweetening hibiscus with sugar or honey also makes a tasty blend.
Can you put hibiscus in tea?
Hibiscus is a great addition to tea! You can add fresh or dried hibiscus flowers to any kind of tea. You can make fresh hibiscus tea by steeping the flowers in hot water. There are many hibiscus teas in the grocery store that you can shop as well. The pretty flowers make a great tea!
What are the benefits of pomegranate tea?
Drinking pomegranate tea can help increase the oxygen levels in your blood. This will help you feel energized. There are also lots of antioxidants in pomegranates. The antioxidants help reduce cholesterol levels, fight free radicals and prevent blood clots. Pomegranates are very healthy and drinking pomegranate tea is very good for you!
What are the side effects of drinking hibiscus tea?
Side effect of drinking hibiscus tea are very uncommon. Some people may experience an upset stomach, gas or constipation but this is very rare.
Is it safe to drink hibiscus tea everyday?
Yes! Drinking hibiscus tea daily is considered safe. So make a big pitcher of this iced tea and enjoy a cold glass daily.
Can pomegranate tea help you lose weight?
Drinking pomegranate juice can help boost your metabolism. This means your passive fat burning potential is increased and you can burn more calories. So yes, pomegranate tea can help you lose weight.
Does pomegranate tea make you sleepy?
Pomegranate has natural magnesium. Magnesium has been linked to promoting good sleep. Pomegranate tea may not make you instantly sleepy but it can help you get a good night's rest.