If you love tea and prefer it over ice, then this Sparkling Hibiscus Tea recipe is perfect for you. Not only will it cool you down on a hot summer day, but also add a bubbly texture and boost hydration from the sparkling water kick. This delightful beverage combines the floral notes of hibiscus with the effervescence of sparkling water, creating a refreshing and bubbly treat perfect for any time of the day.
How to Make Sparkling Hibiscus Tea
In a saucepan, bring water to a boil and add dried Hibiscus flowers. Let it simmer for 10-15 minutes. Once done, strain the mixture to remove the hibiscus flowers, or simply remove the tea bag if you did not use loose leaf tea!
In a glass, mix 1 part hibiscus concentrate with 2 parts sparkling water. Adjust the proportions according to your taste preferences – you can make it stronger or lighter, depending on how bold you like the flavor. Add ice cubes and a few fresh mint leaves for a touch of extra freshness.
Hibiscus tea can be tart, so feel free to sweeten it with your choice of sweeteners like honey, agave syrup, or stevia. Remember to start with a little and add more gradually, tasting as you go, to find the perfect balance between sweet and tangy.
- 4 tsp Hibiscus Tea Leaves
- 16 oz Water
- Sparkling water
- Sweetener of your choice (honey, agave syrup, or stevia)
- Soda Machine (Any Kind!)
Can I Batch Make This Hibiscus Tea Recipe?
Absolutely! We actually prefer you batch-make this recipe so you can easily take it on the go. You can prepare a larger quantity of hibiscus concentrate and store it in the refrigerator for up to a week. When you're ready to enjoy a glass of sparkling hibiscus tea, simply mix the concentrate with sparkling water and your preferred sweetener. You can also size down and make a quick tea concentrate for 1 serving!
What Are the Health Benefits of Hibiscus Tea?
Hibiscus tea is not only delicious but also offers numerous health benefits. It's rich in antioxidants that help combat free radicals in the body. Studies suggest that hibiscus tea may lower blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels, contributing to heart health. Additionally, it can aid in weight management and may have anti-inflammatory properties. This tea is a powerhouse when it comes to health benefits and is one you should definitely throw into your daily routine.
Are There Any Health Benefits to Consuming Sparkling Water?
Yes, sparkling water can offer some amazing health benefits. Unlike sugary sodas, sparkling water is calorie-free, making it an excellent alternative for those trying to cut back on sugar intake. It can also help with indigestion and constipation, as carbonation may alleviate these issues. However, it's essential to choose plain sparkling water without added sugars or artificial sweeteners to reap these health benefits fully. Many sparkling water brands found in stores have harmful additives that can cause more damage than good in the long run. To avoid these ingredients, we highly recommend making your sparkling water from home that way you get to control what goes into your bubbly beverage, and more importantly, can monitory what stays out.
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How Can I Make Homemade Sparkling Water?
Making homemade sparkling water is easier than you might think! All you need is regular filtered water and a soda maker. Simply fill the soda maker's bottle with water, attach it to the machine, and follow the manufacturer's instructions to carbonate the water. Voila! You have freshly made sparkling water at your disposal, ready to be mixed with the hibiscus concentrate for a delightful Sparkling Hibiscus Tea. Refilling and exchanging your soda machine's CO2 canisters has never been easier with the Soda Sense Refill Club. Ship and receive full CO2 canisters right from home so you are never without bubbly goodness.
Don't Forget to Enjoy!
Sparkling Hibiscus Tea is not only a tasty and refreshing beverage but also a health-conscious choice. We love drinking this bubbly beverage as an afternoon pick-me-up while on a walk catching some sun rays. Drink however you please, but don't forget to enjoy! Cheers to good health and great taste.