Cool Down Hibiscus Iced Tea

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The perfect drink for a hot day!

You’ll practically feel the soft summer breeze under clear blue skies when you kick back with this hibiscus iced tea. This mix, also called Aqua de Jamaica, or Roselle Tea, is the perfect way to enjoy a naturally-sweetened, refreshing summer drink. It’s a healthier alternative to the refined sugar and artificial sweeteners in many iced teas and sodas.

Enjoy more healthy tea drinks. Try New Southern-Style Sweet Tea and Orange-Pomegranate Green Tea.

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Cool Down Hibiscus Iced Tea

With natural sweeteners, this iced tea is the perfect drink for a hot summer day.
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 6 people
Serving Size 8 fluid ounces
Course Drinks
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1 cup hibiscus flowers (jamaica) or 6-8 hibiscus tea bags
  • 1/2 gallon water for boiling, reserve 3 cups
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar honey, or coconut palm sugar (more to taste, if desired)
  • ice


  • Add flowers or tea bags to 1 liter water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add in sweetener and stir to dissolve. Allow to sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Add 3 cups of reserved water and ice to pitcher. Pour the boiled tea through a fine-mesh strainer set above a pitcher, pressing down on flowers to squeeze in any of the liquid.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 8fluid ounces | Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 117IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 3mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4
Keywords Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Quick and Easy

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