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?

Ice Tea

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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45 thoughts on “Ice Tea Made With Rooibos And Pomegranate

    1. Is this not amazing that we are having such high temperatures this time of the year 🙂 It can stay till we head overseas!

  1. 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…

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  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. 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 😀

  6. This looks delicious! So refreshing.

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

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