This sweet, tart, refreshing iced tea lemonade refresher is out of this world! Whoa, that’s a mouthful to say, but, believe me, it’s a total hibiscus tea treat! And look, it’s sparkly! Made with steeped and then iced pea tea, hibiscus tea, lemon, and sweetened with Torani—you’ll love it! So if you’re on a keto diet, you’re safe! Watch it glitter and transform into a supernova right in front of your eyes!
Color Changing Galaxy Hibiscus Tea Refresher
Summer is here, which means it’s time to enjoy the beautiful weather. For us, that means getting outside and having a cookout with family and friends.
So great company, good food, and amazing drinks are all on the menu—all summer long!
One of our favorite things to enjoy during the summer is delicious cold drinks. What quenches thirst more than iced tea? Not just any regular tea. We love hibiscus and butterfly pea tea here!
It changes the iced tea game, and let me tell you, you’ll love our Color Changing Galaxy Hibiscus Tea Refresher. It’s sweet, tart, and refreshing. Plus, it’s packed with antioxidants!
Hibiscus tea and butterfly pea tea help with inflammation, blood pressure, skin, and hair—the list is long!
While we can’t say for sure, they do all that. One thing is for sure, they are delicious and even better together!
What you’ll love about this drink is everyone can enjoy it. Plus, this summer refresher is sugar-free!
Forget the Guilt
But, since it’s sweetened with Torani Puremade Zero Sugar Sweetener Syrup, you don’t have to feel guilty at all.
It’s made from sweeteners that are natural and contain zero calories. No artificial sweeteners, no artificial preservatives, no GMOs. Colors from natural sources.
Not to mention, since it has no sugar, it makes this iced tea lemonade refresher keto-friendly!
1. Add Ice
For this recipe, a diamond-shaped ice ball tray was used. It was infused and then frozen with about a tablespoon of lemon juice mixed with water and a sprinkle of dry pea tea flowers.
Add a tablespoon into a 1/2 cup of water and stir. Add to the ice tray and top up with water. You can do this with a regular ice tray as well.
Place the tea and lemon-infused ice into a 16 oz cup.
2. Add Grapefruit and Lemon Slices
Place half a grapefruit slice and a lemon slice into the glass.
3. Make It Glitter and Sweet
Spring and summer are the seasons I like to bring out the edible glitter. We are outside most times or sitting on a patio, and when the light hits drink, it is just magical.
Add 1/8 teaspoon of glitter right over the ingredients and add 1.5 oz (3 tablespoons) of Torani Puremade Zero Sugar Sweetener Syrup.
The syrup mixes well. Torani flavors are crafted to bring out the best in your drinks so that you can make something your own in a delicious way!
4. Make it Bubbly
Keep reading for the step-by-step instructions to WOW your guests with this citrusy, sweet, and tart drink—all summer long!
Then add 8 oz of sparkling lemon water and carefully mix until the glitter is fully mixed.
5. Add the Butterfly Pea Tea
Butterfly pea tea is an absolutely beautiful tea that, after being steeped, results in a brilliant blue hue. The tea itself is very mild in flavor and can be likened to a very light green tea.
Once the other ingredients are in, it quickly becomes more of a visual than a taste factor.
6. Top Off with Hibiscus Tea
Top it with 1 oz of steeped hibiscus tea to finish off the drink. This is where you should start seeing your drink become a beautiful supernova of colors.
Garnish with a wedge of grapefruit, add a squeeze of lemon, add a straw, and mix. You’re left with a beautiful white and purple galaxy tea refresher!
How Does It Change Color?
The truth? Science! When the pH of the butterfly pea tea is altered, it changes from a blue hue to a magenta or purple hue. For example, adding an acid, lemon juice changes the pH, and the magic begins.
What Size Glass Do I Need?
For this drink, you’ll need a 16 oz glass.
How Do You Make the Ice?
Place a 1/2 cup of water into a measuring cup and add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Stir until it becomes a solution.
Then transfer the water into the ice tray about halfway in each mold and add the pea tea flowers. Top off the rest with regular water and freeze. So there you have it, lemon and pea tea-infused ice!
This sweet, tart, refreshing iced tea lemonade refresher is out of this world! Whoa, that's a mouthful to say, but, believe me, it's a total hibiscus tea treat! And look, it's sparkly!
- ice ball or ice infused with lemon and pea tea flowers*
- 1/2 grapefruit slice
- 1 lemon slice
- 1/8 teaspoon edible glitter
- 1 oz Torani Puremade Zero Sugar Sweetener Syrup
- 8 oz lemon carbonated water
- 2 oz butterfly pea tea
- 1 oz hibiscus tea
1. Place into a 16 oz glass, stir, and enjoy!
*Place a 1/2 cup of water into a measuring cup and add 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Stir until it becomes a solution. Then transfer the water into the tray about halfway in each mold and add the pea tea flowers. Top off the rest with regular water and freeze. So there you have it, lemon and pea tea-infused ice!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 17Total Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 12gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
Summer is short, but those hot summer days feel long. So what better way to enjoy them than with a drink in hand?
For me, this reminds me of my favorite band, BTS, and their ‘My Universe’ single and video. So, if you’re a BTS Army like me, you’ll love this drink even more!
Whether it’s summer refreshments or just your daily cup of coffee, one flavor can create endless recipes. This means you’ll never get bored!
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It’s easy to use- simply add a spoonful to your coffee, cocoa, latte, etc., for an everyday treat.
You can find Torani Syrups online at http://www.torani.com.
Do you have any awesome drink ideas like this Color-Changing Hisbiscus Tea Refresher?
Let me know, til then—cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.