Iced Fruit Tea

24 Oct

TeaThis is the absolute perfect iced tea to serve at large gatherings. Its refreshing, lightly sweet, and the rooibush (red bush) tea is naturally cleansing – it helps cut through the richness that is usually present in group meals. I love this fruit tea because you can really adjust it to your preference. I like it bright and fruity. If you want it sweeter or deeper, use more juice and less tea.

Frozen fruit is a wonderful addition here – I used seedless grapes. They act as sweet, gorgeous ice cubes, so ice doesnt water down the tea. They also add a distinct taste to the tea which creates layers of lovely flavour. By the way, if  you want to make this into a sangria, feel free to add a bottle of wine! 😉

This ice tea should serve 10 – 12 people. We served it in a large punch bowl, with extra in big jug. It was all finished by the end of dinner … and it was goood.

  • 1 large bunch seedless grapes
  • 3 starfruit
  • 5 rooibush (red bush) tea bags
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon or orange juice
  • 1 litre fruit juice (I used Ceres mixed fruit juice)
  • 1 litre sparkling apple juice (I used Appletiser – no sugar or preservatives added)
  • 1 litre sparkling water

Wash fruit. Halve grapes, and slice star fruit thinly. Place all the fruit in a large zip loc plastic bag, and freeze for at least 1 – 2 hours.

Boil 1 1/2 litres water and pour into a large pot or heat proof bowl. Add the rooibush tea bags, and allow to steep for 1 – 2 hours, or until cool.

Just before serving, fish the tea bags out, and mix the cooled tea with the fresh lemon juice, fruit juice, sparkling apple juice and sparkling water.

Add the frozen fruit and mix well. Serve happily.

2 Responses to “Iced Fruit Tea”

  1. goddessmoments October 25, 2010 at 12:23 am #

    Love the sound of this. Love Rooibos. Thank you for this X

    • delectableblog October 25, 2010 at 12:52 am #

      Me too. Its my favourite tea. And it makes such a lovely clean basis for a fruit punch.

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