When it comes to herbal teas you have your options: chamomile, lemongrass, rosehips, rooibos, peppermint — the list goes on.
But if you’re in the mood for a fruity, satisfying beverage — this hibiscus tea latte is what you’re looking for.
The use of hibiscus flowers to make tea dates back all the way to Egyptian times. Pharaohs and other members of the upper class would drink cooled hibiscus tea to lower their body temperature. Today, people pair hibiscus tea bags with almond milk, coconut milk, or heavy cream to create tea lattes that help to beat the heat and provide antioxidants and other health benefits.
Take this hibiscus tea latte hot, drink it as an iced tea, add milk or cream, or take it straight.
Read on for the tea latte recipe and the myriad health benefits of this floral, fruity tea.
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3 Health Benefits of This Hibiscus Dream Tea Latte
#1: Boosts Inflammatory Defenses
One of the many benefits that come along with following a ketogenic diet is the anti-inflammatory effect.
It should come as no surprise that avoiding foods like sugar and processed grains would lead to lower inflammation in your body. But it’s not just what you don’t eat on this diet that makes an impact on inflammation.
When you limit carbs, your body starts producing ketones. Ketones not only serve as an energy source for your cells, but they also have an effect on inflammatory pathways in your body.
The best part?
#2: Supports Weight Loss
If you’re trying to shed a few pounds, there’s nothing like a cup of tea to relax your mind and body.
But don’t worry — you’re going to get more out of this tea than relaxation.
Hibiscus, like many other plants, is loaded with health benefits. Along with antioxidant and liver detox qualities, hibiscus can also help you fight unwanted fat.
In one study, researchers gave a group of overweight volunteers either a control, or hibiscus for 12 weeks. Compared to the control group, consuming the hibiscus resulted in a lower BMI, reduced body fat, and decreased waist-to-hip ratio.
Pretty impressive for a flowering plant, wouldn’t you say?
The primary compounds that researchers dubbed responsible for the fat-fighting properties of hibiscus were the polyphenols, which are also responsible for its antioxidant activity[*].
#3: Rich In Antioxidants
Antioxidants are a vital player in the health of your body, especially your immune system. Without antioxidants to stand guard, reactive oxygen species (ROS) would run amok, causing all kinds of trouble.
Berries are a fantastic source of antioxidants, and strawberries are no exception.
Starting with their beautiful color, the anthocyanin compounds found in strawberries may help protect your heart, and provide excellent antioxidant activity[*].
Hibiscus Dream Tea Latte
Save your espresso, matcha, or earl grey for the morning, afternoons are meant for decaf goodness like this hibiscus latte.
When you’re sitting on your porch enjoying some sun, there’s no better way to cool off then sipping on a delicious iced beverage.
And with the addition of the Perfect Keto Exogenous Ketone Base Peach plus the strawberries, this latte feels more like a smoothie than a tea.
If you don’t have coconut cream you can substitute with coconut or almond milk, but the cream makes it extra rich.
You can also switch out the strawberries for blueberries, blackberries, or raspberries. Or add some rose petals for an even more floral taste.
Hibiscus tea comes in tea bags, but you can also find it in a loose leaf tea. Loose leaf is especially helpful if you plan on making this tea latte often or in large batches.Print
Hibiscus Dream Tea Latte
Move aside lemongrass and peppermint, this refreshing hibiscus dream tea latte is your new decaf Summer drink. Hibiscus tea is brimming with health benefits.
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and mix until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and add ice to serve.
- Serving Size: 8 ounces
- Calories: 112
- Fat: 9g
- Carbohydrates: 3g (2g net)
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 1g
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