As much as I love my morning Chai (decaf), it’s nice to switch things up occasionally. Now that summer is in full swing, and temps in our home are rising, I’ve been craving teas of the iced variety. While browsing the tea aisle at whole foods the other day…(it just opened so I’m there A LOT,) I came across a pure Hibiscus tea blend, that immediately had me inspired. I personally love trying new things, so this one made it into the cart.
For the benefits alone, the hibiscus tea was a great pick. Hibiscus is high in vitamin C and antioxidants, and assists in managing anxiety. And even better, it’s known for speeding up metabolism, reducing high blood pressure, cholesterol and the effects of liver disease + more. For an added bonus, the hibiscus tea is gorgeous when steeped, in a vibrant red hue.
Why hello new fave.
If you’re anything like me, you love to add a little creaminess and light sweetness to your teas! I literally cannot drink tea without it, yet I don’t consume dairy or soy, so alternatives for me are a must.
Recently, I discovered So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Creamer. It’s one of the best vegan/dairy/soy alternative on the market, made with coconut cream and free of hydrogenated oils, carrageenan and artificial ingredients.
It tastes tropically delicious when added to the lightly sweetened hibiscus tea.
This hibiscus/ So Delicious coconut Iced Tea blend, immediately transports me to somewhere other than the pnw, which I can totally get used to!
It’s a lovely alternative tea to your morning usual, that you can feel great about sipping or serving, with tons of health benefits to boot.Print
A blend of tart hibiscus tea, organic sugar and coconut creamer, poured over ice and garnished with petite pink roses.
- 3–4 hibiscus tea bags, or 3 tsp in a tea infuser
- 4 cups boiling water
- Organic sugar/raw honey to taste
- 1 tbsp So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Creamer
- Petite edible roses for garnish (optional)
- Pour boiling water over tea bags/tea infuser.
- Steep for 4-6 minutes
- Stir in organic sugar/honey to taste (I use about a teaspoon per cup)
- Once tea has completely chilled, fill your glasses with ice. Pour sweetened hibiscus tea over ice, and top with your So Delicious coconut milk creamer.
- Stirring will give the tea a purple hue, or you can just enjoy as is.
- Garnish with edible flowers.
Perfect for back porch sipping.
I garnished my iced tea with edible petite roses that I also found at Whole Foods.
I’d love to hear what you think of this tropical tea combo. Or if you have any other yummy tea suggestions I’m all ears.
We’re now 1 day closer to the long weekend! I’m hoping to put together one more recipe to try for the 4th. Look out for that soon! Cheers!
Coconut Creamer seen in today’s post was provided by So Delicious Dairy Free, but all opinions are my own, based on my own experiences.
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