TK Hibiscus Tea Review

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TK Hibiscus Tea

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About TK Hibiscus:

“From bissap to agua de Jamaica, hibiscus has a centuries-long tradition as a brewed beverage with many different names. I grew up in a tea household and my Egyptian-born father was an avid drinker of his native version, karkadé (“car-kah-day”). He used to brew his own at home, drinking it plain or with a twist of ginger ale. When a routine check-up a few years ago revealed my blood pressure was starting to elevate―which wasn’t a shock to me given my love for salty foods and a job in investment banking at the time ―my father put on his doctor’s coat and recommended I start to incorporate hibiscus tea into my daily diet.

Hibiscus tea is not only delicious and refreshing, it is also a known super food. It’s full of antioxidants and it has been known to help lower and maintain healthy blood pressure as well promote heart health. In short, it’s really good for you. And in a few months after adding hibiscus to my daily diet, my blood pressure had returned to normal levels (at least most of the time).

I was impressed and so was my brother Ryan―who has experience in the high-end food industry―and the seed of an idea began to take root. We both began to experiment with different kinds of brews and blends. Our first breakthrough was the addition of the agave nectar. It’s sweeter than sugar and honey, which means it not only enhances the flavor profile but you use less, which means less calories―only 40 in a 16-ounce serving. Next, we chose our favorite four flavor combinations; they’re all perfect at any time of the day, but each one has its own unique profile. Spearmint: Refreshingly perfect after a workout or a lazy day in the park. Ginger: The perfect complement to spice up any meal. Jasmine: With a touch of caffeine, it is the perfect replacement for your afternoon or morning coffee. Classic: As simple as it gets and the benchmark for bottled hibiscus tea.

So with these first four flavors we introduce TK Hibiscus; the first and premier purveyor of bottled, fresh-brewed, all-natural organic hibiscus teas. Our methods of procurement, production, and distribution are just as refreshingly modern.

Sip. Savor. Refresh.”

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Green Jasmine Hibiscus Tea

About:

“The addition of the jasmine green tea helps add a layer of natural sweetness and a floral layer of flavor to the hibiscus. It also provides another kick of antioxidants from the green tea and a subtle infusion of caffeine as well. Feeling like garbage after your third cup of coffee today? Grab a bottle of our hibiscus + jasmine green cuvée and your cubical will become as tranquil as a Japanese garden (and you will have enough energy to dominate the dojo as well).

Ingredients:

Purified Water, Organic Hibiscus Calyces, Organic Agave Nectar, Organic Jasmine Green Tea.”

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Yellow Ginger Hibiscus Tea

About:

“An old school recipe rebooted, the fresh organic ginger adds a sweet spice to the hibiscus as well as some of the various health benefits including helping with digestion. The flavor profile makes this perfect to pair with spicy foods ranging from chorizo tacos to the spiciest of drunken noodles.

Ingredients:
Purified Water, Organic Hibiscus Calyces, Organic Agave Nectar, Organic Ginger.”

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Classic Simple Hibiscus Tea

About:

“The benchmark example of how hibiscus tastes when fresh brewed and lightly sweetened (trust us a great amount of research went into forming this conclusion). The agave rounds out the tart profile of the hibiscus giving our classic simple a refreshing flavor profile similar to a light cranberry juice.

Ingredients:
Purified Water, Organic Hibiscus Calyces, Organic Agave Nectar.”

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Cool Mint Hibiscus Tea

About:

“This brew blends organic mint and organic hibiscus. The mint adds a cooling fresh taste as well as brings a nice balance to the concentration of the hibiscus flavor profile. This tea pairs well with any meal and is terrific for everything from afternoon sipping to rehydrating after a workout or a night out (Note: we are not judging).

Ingredients:
Purified Water, Organic Hibiscus Calyces, Organic Agave Nectar, Organic Spearmint.”
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My Thoughts:

My latest drink obsession (triggered by receiving these 4 drinks and then experiencing hibiscus tea in many restaurants on my recent volleyball tournament trip to downtown Denver) is hibiscus tea. I have enjoyed it so much lately that I have gotten my hands on several bags of bulk, dried hibiscus leaves and am making my own at home.

I love hibiscus tea in that it tastes rich, unique and delicious & serves as a naturally caffeine-free alternative to coffee. Though I love coffee, I am also well aware of the benefits of herbal tea–thus, I aim to incorporate herbal teas into my diet daily.

At 10g of sugar per bottle, these drinks aren’t terribly sugar heavy. Also, they are sweetened using a low glycemic sweetener, agave nectar.

I appreciate and enjoy the fact that TK Hibiscus has created a unique, healthy, organic line of hibiscus tea blends. The ingredients are crystal clear on the label, there are no mystery ingredients, and you don’t suffer from a sugar high nor a crash later in the day. The cool mint is my favorite flavor of the bunch! I’d recommend these teas to someone looking for a healthy lunchtime drink to pair with their meal, someone looking for a coffee alternative, or someone looking to simply incorporate herbal teas in their daily diet.

 

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