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2 glasses of red hibiscus iced tea with orange slices
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Blood Pressure Lowering Sparkling Hibiscus Green Iced Tea

A pretty and refreshing sparkling iced tea with amazing health benefits
Course beverages
Cuisine American
Keyword tea
Prep Time 10 minutes
brewing time 2 hours
Servings 10
Calories 14kcal
Author Craving Something Healthy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup boiling water boil in a measuring cup in the microwave
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 4-5 pieces star anise
  • 4 cups cold filtered water
  • 5 bags hibiscus tea
  • 8 bags green tea
  • 6 ounces cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1/2 fresh orange orange
  • seltzer water

Instructions

  • Place the whole cloves and star anise in the boiling water. Cover with a lid or small dish and set it aside for about 10 minutes to steep.
  • Pour the 4 cups of cold filtered water into a large pitcher with a lid. Add the hibiscus and green tea bags and press down lightly so they're submerged.
  • Add the cranberry juice, and a generous squeeze of the fresh orange juice. If desired, slice the orange half and add it to the pitcher.
  • When the spices have finished steeping, add them along with the hot water to the pitcher.
  • Cover the pitcher and let it stand on the counter for at least 2 hours, and up to 6 hours or until it's dark red in color.
  • Remove the tea bags, and if desired, strain off the spices and orange slices.
  • To serve, fill a glass with ice, add the tea until about 2/3 full, and top off with seltzer water.
  • Keep the tea in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Note: it should keep longer if you remove the spices and fruit.

Nutrition

Calories: 14kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg