Refreshing thirst quencher for hot days! The recipe for the hibiscus pomegranate iced tea can be found here. © Simply Tasty
June 10 is World Iced Tea Day, making it the perfect opportunity to celebrate the refreshing, often low-sugar alternative to sodas and soft drinks.
Who invented it? No, this time not the Swiss, but – how could it be otherwise – a Briton. Richard Blechynden is considered the inventor of iced tea. In 1904, he was sent to the World's Fair in St. Louis (USA) as a representative for Indian teas. There he was supposed to advertise black tea, because until then the trade fair visitors had known almost exclusively green tea. However, a heat wave occurred during the exhibition, and in order to provide refreshment for visitors, Blechynden decided to serve the tea chilled. This innovative idea became known as "iced tea" and is still served today as a non-alcoholic cooling, as well as a blueberry mojito mocktail.
The fact that tea leaves can not only be used to brew tea, but also to bake it, is proven by these matcha strawberry cookies.
This is how quickly a refreshing hibiscus pomegranate iced tea is prepared:
Only a few ingredients are needed for an iced tea with hibiscus and pomegranate:
- Ice cube:
- 200 ml pomegranate juice
- 200 ml of water
- Some pomegranate seeds
- Some mint leaves
- Large silicone ice cube molds
- Hibiscus Pomegranate Iced Tea:
- 40 g hibiscus tea
- 1 L of water
- 2 tbsp honey (optional)
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 250 ml pomegranate juice
- Pomegranate seeds
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The preparation is very simple and also quick – if you don't take into account the cooling time:
The recipe for the hibiscus pomegranate iced tea is best made in double quantity. © Simply Tasty
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The hibiscus pomegranate iced tea is perfect as a refreshing drink for convivial barbecues, relaxing afternoons in the garden or as a companion for picnics in the park. And in a thermos flask, which is otherwise used for hot drinks, it keeps you wonderfully cool (including ice cubes).