Last updated on Feb 3rd, 2021 at 02:17 pm

You don’t have to fork out hundreds of rands for iced tea at the shops. Make your own healthy iced tea at home with these easy recipes.

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Five Roses green iced tea with ginger, mint and honey

Preparation: 30 minutes
Refrigeration: 2 hours

Ingredients

  • 6 Five Roses Green Tea tea bags
  • 5 litres boiling water
  • 100g fresh ginger, unpeeled and sliced
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 50 – 80ml honey
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Lots of ice

Method

  • Bring the water and ginger to the boil in a large saucepan over high heat.
  • As soon as it starts to boil, remove the saucepan from the heat and add the tea bags and mint.
  • Cover and let the tea steep for 15 minutes.
  • Strain the tea into a jug.
  • Stir in the honey and lemon juice and let the tea cool before refrigerating.
  • Serve over lots of ice and garnish with more mint leaves.

Freshpak berry, honey, lime and vanilla iced tea

Preparation: 30 minutes
Refrigeration: 2 hours

Ingredients

  • 5 Freshpak Rooibos tea bags
  • 1 litre boiling water
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice and lime cordial
  • 1/4 cup berries (cherries, strawberries or mixed berries)
  • 1-2 tbsp vanilla essence
  • 80-100ml honey
  • Ice (as needed)

Method

  • Place the tea bags into a jug, add boiling water and allow to steep for 5 minutes (or longer if you prefer a stronger iced tea).
  • Remove the tea bags, add lime juice, honey and vanilla essence and stir.
  • Let the tea cool to room temperature and refrigerate until chilled.
  • Serve with lots of ice and garnish with mint and berries.

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