Ice Tea Made With Rooibos And Pomegranate

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 antioxidants. 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?

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Ice Tea

Recipe Category: Drinks
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime

Ingredients

basic ice tea

  • 500 mls boiling water
  • 5 rooibos tea bags
  • honey to sweeten
  • 500 mls ice cold water

for pomegranate ice tea

  • 500 mls boiling water
  • 5 rooibos tea bags
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 pomegranate, cut in half
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • 2 sprigs mint, lightly bruised
  • honey to sweeten
  • 500 mls ice cold water

Method

basic ice tea

  • Pour the boiling water into a jug and add the tea bags
  • Steep for 5 minutes before discarding the tea bags
  • Sweeten to taste with honey
  • Add the ice cold water

for pomegranate ice tea

  • Pour the boiling water into a jug and add the tea bags
  • Add the cinnamon stick
  • Steep for 5 minutes before discarding the tea bags
  • Add the arils from one half of the pomegranate, and the juice from the other half
  • Add the lime juice and zest and the mint
  • Sweeten to taste with honey
  • Add the ice cold water

for ice tea

  • 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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