I’m a big fan of home made iced tea and it doesn’t get more refreshing than this rooibos and mint iced tea recipe with lychee, ginger and lemon. I like to use fresh fruit juice to sweeten the iced tea vs. sugar and add only as much as I need. The lychee juice is mild in flavour and goes really well with these flavours.
I made this iced tea using a ball of spherical ice and made it using tea so it didn’t water down the drink. Nobody wants watery iced tea. If your tea isn’t fridge cold, the large spherical ice ball will cool it down quickly and it looks pretty damn impressive too.
You can buy the spherical ice mould here on Takealot and you get 2 moulds in a pack. Winning!
A recipe – more or less
- Rooibos and mint tea
- 5 – 6 slices of fresh ginger
- Lemon juice
- lemon wedges
- mint sprigs
- lychee juice
Make the spherical ice in advance using brewed rooibos and mint tea. You can add a sprig of mint and wedge of lemon to the mould before adding the tea if you like.
Brew 1 litre of tea using 3 rooibos tea bags and 1 mint tea bag. Remove the mint tea after 4 minutes to prevent bitterness from setting in. Add a few sprigs of mint and the ginger to the hot tea. Allow this to steep and the flavours to infuse.
When the tea has cooled strain out the ginger and mint and add lemon juice to your desired taste. Store in the fridge until you need to serve.
When the ice is ready, add this to a tall glass and top up with tea and lychee juice.
Garnish with slices of lemon and sprigs of mint.
You could also try my chamomile iced tea, with apple and passion fruit:
Find me on Instagram