Ice Tea Recipe Using Roooibos

Summer is all but over but that does not mean I need to stop drinking ice tea. It is refreshing and the fact that I use rooibos tea, means that it is healthy as well. I was recently invited to attend an event hosted by Freshpak where we were served cold teas and a selection of canapés made with rooibos. Rooibos translates to red bush and the tea is full of anti oxidants. I have used it before on the blog when I made my Rooibos and Lavender Tea Sorbet. Rooibos is a fynbos and is indigenous to South Africa. At the event we were shown how to make a base drink and to this base you can add any flavour you choose. How about some frozen berries, cooked down to a syrup and then passed through a sieve? Or some lime juice and fresh mint leaves? The possibilities are endless. From the lovely gift box I received, I made my own pomegranate ice tea.

What is your favourite ice tea flavour?

Ice Tea

Ice Tea

Ice Tea
 
Ingredients
basic ice tea
  • 500mls boiling water
  • 5 rooibos tea bags
  • honey to sweeten
  • 500mls ice cold water
for pomegranate ice tea
  • 500mls boiling water
  • 5 rooibos tea bags
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 pomegranate, cut in half
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 2 sprigs mint, lightly bruised
  • honey to sweeten
  • 500mls ice cold water
Instructions
basic ice tea
  1. Pour the boiling water into a jug and add the tea bags
  2. Steep for 5 minutes before discarding the tea bags
  3. Sweeten to taste with honey
  4. Add the ice cold water
for pomegranate ice tea
  1. Pour the boiling water into a jug and add the tea bags
  2. Add the cinnamon stick
  3. Steep for 5 minutes before discarding the tea bags
  4. Add the arils from one half of the pomegranate, and the juice from the other half
  5. Add the lime juice and zest and the mint
  6. Sweeten to taste with honey
  7. Add the ice cold water
for ice tea
  1. leave to chill before serving and keep in the fridge

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Disclosure: I was invited to the Freshpak event and I was not asked to write a blog post about my experiences. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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42 thoughts on “Ice Tea Recipe Using Roooibos”

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  2. This looks delicious! So refreshing.

    My favorite flavor of iced tea is lychee. It’s actually cold brewed, and so good!

  3. I learned about rooibos tea when visiting South Africa and since them I became a big fan of this tea…but must admit that never had it cold/iced…looks delicious with pomegranate…
    I usually just add freshly squeezed lemon on my iced tea…
    Thanks for this recipe Tandy…enjoy your week 😀

  4. Your pomegranate ice-tea looks very refreshing & ideal for the weather that we are having today: 23 °C. Ooh yes! I love home-made rhubarb orange & ginger tea in full Summer.

  5. Your pomegranate ice-tea looks very refreshing & ideal for the weather that we are having today: 23 °C. Ooh yes! I love home-made rhubarb orange & ginger tea in full Summer.

  6. We make a lot of sun tea in the summer. Usually green tea with ginger and honey. I like that you used rooibos tea in yours. I like teas that are naturally caffeine-free so I can enjoy the tea with dinner.

  7. I love roobois tea too and I like it so much that one of my friends from South Africa sent me 5 hugs bags of loose roobois tea on her last trip home. That should hold me for a while. I can’t wait to try this recipe so refreshing and so delightful…

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