Easy Rooibos Iced Tea

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This delicious, healthy and refreshing rooibos iced tea is loved by grown ups and kids too. Made with rooibos tea and fresh ginger and sweetened with honey. Garnished with lemon and lemon balm! So appealing!

I absolutely love rooibos tea. I’ve been drinking it for as much as I can remember. After all it’s everyone’s favorite in Namibia. Today I would like to share with you my go to drink for the summer: rooibos iced tea. This recipe is easy and endlessly adaptable. Adjust the sweetness based on your liking. Don’t have lemon balm? Substitute it with fresh mint. Are you vegan? Use maple syrup or agave instead of honey to make your iced tea vegan. Dilute the iced tea with less or more water to your liking.

What you’ll need to make rooibos tea

  • 3 rooibos tea bags
  • 50 g / 1.8 oz ginger root
  • 1.5 liter/ 50.7 fl oz/ 6 cups water, boiled
  • 1 large lemon, organic
  • Fresh lemon balm leaves plus extra for garnish
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1.5 liter/ 50.7 fl oz/ 6 cups cold water to dilute the tea

How to make rooibos iced tea with fresh ginger

Peel ginger root and finely chop it.

Place minced ginger root, the tea bags and honey in a heat proof bowl or tea pot and pour over boiled water.

Cover and let steep until you’ll be able to touch with your hands.

Once the tea has cooled, put it in the fridge and let chill for at least 2 hours or overnight. 30 minutes before serving, transfer the tea to a glass jar or serving pitcher, leaving ginger root and tea bags that have settled at the bottom of the tea pot behind. Add cold water to the tea pot with the tea bags and ginger that you’ve previously used and then transfer to the glass jar as well. Add fresh lemon balm leaves, thinly sliced lemon and ice cubes. Let steep once again and serve. Enjoy!

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Easy Rooibos Iced Tea

This delicious, healthy and refreshing rooibos iced tea is loved by grown ups and kids too. Made with rooibos tea and fresh ginger and sweetened with honey. Garnished with lemon and lemon balm! So appealing!
Prep Time15 mins
Rest and Chill Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 45 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: African, Namibia, South African, Southern Africa
Keyword: drinks, Iced tea, kid-friendly, Lemonade, non-alcoholic drinks, party recipes, rooibos tea
Servings: 8 Servings
Author: Ester from esterkocht.com

Equipment

  • Tea pot or pot
  • Glass jar or serving pitcher
  • Cutting board
  • Knife

Ingredients

  • 3 rooibos tea bags
  • 50 g / 1.8 oz fresh ginger
  • 1.5 liter/ 50.7 fl oz/ 6 cups boiled water
  • 1 large lemon organic
  • fresh lemon balm leaves plus extra for garnish
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1.5 liter/ 50.7 fl oz/ 6 cups cold water to dilute the tea

Instructions

  • Peel ginger root and finely chop it. Place minced ginger root, the tea bags and honey in a heat proof bowl or tea pot and pour over boiled water. Cover and let steep until you'll be able to touch with your hands. Once the tea has cooled, put it in the fridge and let chill for at least 2 hours or overnight. 30 minutes before serving, transfer the tea to a glass jar or serving pitcher, leaving ginger root and tea bags that have settled at the bottom of the tea pot behind .Add cold water to the tea pot with the tea bags and ginger that you've previously used and then transfer to the glass jar as well. Add fresh lemon balm leaves, thinly sliced lemon and ice cubes. Let steep once again and serve.

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