Sparkling Hibiscus Sangria Tea Cooler

Sparkling Hibiscus Sangria Tea Cooler

At the end of the day after the kids are tucked in bed including Mr. Mother Thyme, I usually find some time to myself.  Silence can be quite peaceful.  Before I can finally sit back and relax I usually spend an hour picking up toys, doing odds and ends and cleaning the kitchen.  I can’t seem to relax without having my counters free of clutter and the dishes put away.  Even if Mr. Mother Thyme helped clean up after dinner, me being me has to clean it more.  Finally, when it’s all done I like to unwind with a cup of tea.  My latest favorite is The Republic of Tea Orange Blossom.  It is the perfect balance of sweet and relaxing.

We are huge iced tea drinkers, and always have been.  No matter what time of year it is you can always find a pitcher of tea in the refrigerator.  The Republic of Tea has new collection of large iced tea pouches.  Each pouch makes one quart of refreshing iced tea.  Make a pitcher for a weekend picnic or cookout with one of these four delicious flavors your guests will sure enjoy.

The flavors include Ginger Peach Iced Tea, a premium black tea with the lushness of juicy peaches a hint of spicy ginger.  Limón Black, a refreshing tea accented with citrus includes a blend of fine black tea from Rainforest Alliance Certified tea gardens.  Cool off on a hot summer day with a cold glass of Watermelon Mint Black Iced Tea , with sweet watermelon and a touch of peppermint.  Lastly, Hibiscus Sangria is inspired by traditional Spanish sangria with premium Nigerian hibiscus flowers.

Sparkling Hibiscus Sangria Tea Cooler

This Sparkling Hibiscus Sangria Tea Cooler is light and refreshing, a great summer drink.  You could also give these a little kick for a tasty adult beverage by adding a splash of light rum.   The color is so festive for the summer and perfect for a Memorial Day picnic. 

If you purchase one tin of The Republic of Tea’s new Large Iced Tea Pouches between Tuesday, May 21 and Tuesday, May 28 you will receive one complimentary bottle of agave nectar – the ideal all-natural iced tea sweetener (limit one per customer).  Use promo code #ICEDTEA1 during checkout.

Sparkling Hibiscus Sangria Tea Cooler

Prep Time: PT10-15M

Total Time: PT10-15M

Yield: 4 servings

Sparkling Hibiscus Sangria Tea Cooler

Ingredients

  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 pouch Republic of Tea Hibiscus Sangria Tea
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 2 cups sparkling water
  • 1 1/2 cups mixed fruit and berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, peaches)
  • Ice for serving

Instructions

  1. Steep tea pouch in boiling water for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove pouch and stir in agave nectar. Pour into a small pitcher and add sparkling water.
  3. Mix in desired fruit.
  4. Pour into glasses filled with ice and serve.
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