Fruity ice tea recipe

If you’re not a fan of alcoholic drinks, but still want to excite your palette, flavoured teas are perfect for brunches, sundowners, or anytime really.

This recipe is simple, easy and healthy. I chose to make a watermelon and mint ice tea, but it’s easy to change up. To make a flavoursome litre of the refreshing drink, here’s what you’ll need…


  • 4 tea bags of watermelon and mint flavoured Rooibos tea.
  • 150grams of watermelon, cubed
  • A handful of mint sprigs
  • 4 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 litre of water
  • 20 to 30 ice cubs


  • Place the tea bags in a pot, or large pitcher
  • Add 500ml of boiled water to the tea bags
  • Add the honey and stir well
  • Let it steep for 10 to 15 minutes
  • Add 500ml cold water, stir well, then remove the tea bags
  • Cool the tea in the fridge for at least 2 to 3 hours
  • Add the ice, cubed watermelon and mint sprigs into the pitcher just before serving.
  • Add a little ice, watermelon and mint into the drinking glasses as well.

A few little deets to note…

Any flavour tea bags can be substituted, however I find that fruity flavoured teas taste best when served chilled. Fruit garnishes can also differ based on your preferences, or what’s available. Other options that work really well are strawberry, orange or lemon slices, berries, or even pomegranate ruby’s (arils). Preferably, pick a fruit that won’t discolour.


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