Strawberry Hibiscus Iced Tea

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A vibrant and perfectly sweet-tart iced tea that’s made with 4 ingredients! This caffeine-free strawberry hibiscus iced tea is great for serving at baby showers and summer parties.

Strawberry Hibiscus Iced Tea in clear cup.

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Homemade Strawberry Hibiscus Iced Tea

This vibrant iced tea gets its tart fruity flavor from a combination of hibiscus tea and strawberry syrup.

Hibiscus tea is an herbal drink made by steeping dried hibiscus calyces, the part of the plant that supports the petals and protects the bud. It doesn’t contain caffeine since it’s not made from tea leaves.

The cranberry-like flavor of hibiscus pairs nicely with strawberries. This recipe uses a store-bought strawberry syrup for convenience, but you can also make one from scratch.

It’s a colorful and refreshing iced tea that’s great as a caffeine-free option at warm weather parties, bridal showers, or baby showers.

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Recipe Highlights

  • Hibiscus iced tea is a non-caffeinated drink made from hibiscus tea, strawberry syrup, water, and ice.
  • Since the strawberry syrup is sweet, there’s no need for additional sugar.
  • The hibiscus tea requires chilling so it needs to be made at least 30 minutes ahead of serving.
  • This recipes makes 16 ounces (2 cups) but you can increase the recipe to make a big batch.

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Ingredient Notes

Ingredients for Strawberry Hibiscus Iced Tea measured in bowls and cups.
  • Hibiscus tea: Tea bags or tea sachets are easy to use and cleanup since no straining is needed, but you can also use loose dried hibiscus.
  • Strawberry syrup: Store-bought or homemade strawberry syrup both work.
  • Water: Filtered water makes a better tasting iced tea.
  • Ice: Use filtered water to make ice if possible.

For full ingredients and detailed instructions, please see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Hibiscus tea bags being steeped in teapot with lid.

Step 1: Put hibiscus tea bags and hot water into a teapot. Cover and steep.

Water being poured into teapot holding hibiscus tea.

Step 2: Discard the tea bags. Add cold water and refrigerate.

Hibiscus tea being poured into cup holding ice.

Step 3: Pour cooled down hibiscus tea into a cup with ice.

Strawberry syrup being poured into cup holding hibiscus iced tea.

Step 4: Add the strawberry syrup. Stir before drinking.

Tea Sommelier’s Notes

Use tea bags or tea sachets for easy cleanup.

Tea bags or tea sachets are recommended here since they’re easy to discard. Loose hibiscus is higher quality because it contains bigger pieces but needs to be strained, which can get quite messy.

Make sure to get food-grade hibiscus.

As with dried lavender, it’s important to purchase hibiscus that is meant for eating and hasn’t been treated with pesticides. Never use hibiscus from a flower shop since those are loaded with chemicals.

Hibiscus tea stains easily.

Because the deep red color of hibiscus tea transfers to other surfaces quite easily, be sure to clean up any spills right away.

Prepare the tea ahead of time.

Strawberry hibiscus iced tea can be prepared in advanced and stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Expert Tips

Questions You May Have

Does strawberry hibiscus iced tea contain caffeine?

No, hibiscus tea doesn’t contain any caffeine.

What flavors go well with hibiscus tea?

Along with strawberry, other flavors that pair nicely with hibiscus include lemon, orange, mint, and ginger.

What is hibiscus tea good for?

Hibiscus tea has a lot of health benefits. It’s a great source of antioxidants and has been shown to decrease inflammation. It can also help increase immunity and boost skin health thanks to its high levels of vitamin C.

Strawberry Hibiscus Iced Tea in clear cup with straw.

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Strawberry Hibiscus Iced Tea

By: Jee Choe
This vibrant and perfectly sweet-tart iced tea is ready in minutes and made with just 4 ingredients.
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Yield: 1 serving (16 ounces)

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup hot water
  • 2 hibiscus tea bags
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 1 cup ice
  • ¼ cup strawberry syrup

Instructions 

  • Put hibiscus tea bags and ½ cup of hot water into a teapot.
    Boil water on the stovetop or use an electric kettle with a temperature setting. Set water temperature to 195°F.
  • Cover and steep for 5 minutes. Discard tea bags.
    Hibiscus tea can be steeped for longer, which will give it a stronger flavor.
  • Add ½ cup cold water.
    Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Pour iced tea into a cup with ice. Add strawberry syrup.
    Stir to combine.

Notes

  • Tea bags or tea sachets are recommended here since they’re easy to discard. Loose hibiscus is higher quality because it contains bigger pieces but needs to be strained, which can get quite messy.
  • Store-bought or homemade strawberry syrup both work.
  • To help the tea cool down quickly, avoid using boiling water and use slow boiled water instead.
  • It’s important to purchase hibiscus that is meant for eating and hasn’t been treated with pesticides.
  • Strawberry hibiscus iced tea can be prepared in advanced and stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 227Carbohydrates: 62gSodium: 73mgPotassium: 53mgSugar: 62gVitamin A: 6IUCalcium: 25mgIron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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