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Classic black tea becomes way more interesting when you add hibiscus, orange zest, and seltzer. Bright, bubbly, and refreshing, it makes an excellent summer thirst-quencher.

Martha Stewart Living, July/August 2017

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Credit: Armando Rafael

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prep:
5 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
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  • Bring sugar and 1 cup water to a boil in a saucepan; stir until dissolved. Remove from heat; add hibiscus, tea bags, and orange zest. Steep 4 minutes.

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  • Strain through a fine-mesh sieve; press gently to release liquid from bags. Discard solids; let cool completely.

  • Add 3 tablespoons tea mixture to a glass filled with ice. Top with seltzer. Serve, with orange slices.

Cook's Notes

If you'd rather use loose-leaf tea, just remember this handy conversion: One teaspoon equals one bag.

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