Hibiscus-Black Tea Spritzer

hibiscus black tea spritzer
Photo: Armando Rafael
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins

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.


  • ¼ cup sugar

  • ¼ cup dried hibiscus leaves

  • 4 bags black tea

  • 2 strips orange zest

  • Seltzer

  • Quartered orange slices, for serving


  1. 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.

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

  3. 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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