Hello and windy greetings from Sweden,
This past week I’ve been photographing and filming a few recipes I had planned for the summer months to share with you but the weather here has completely turned from cool summer breeze to icy autumn chills. Either way I wanted to bring these recipes to you whilst we still have rays to enjoy and first out is this simple Rooibos iced tea.
Rob and I both enjoy iced tea and right now we’ve been getting back into Rooibos or Redbush as it’s sometimes referred to. I always used to drink it hot with milk but having tried it iced it’s my new fave. Adding the mint and zesty lemon and lime gives it a great herbal flavour that I’m hoping you’ll enjoy as much as me.
Finally I just wanted to give a little shout out to making your own beverages. In my experience store bought drinks often have various preservatives, strange sweeteners or just a bunch of refined sugar and making your own can eliminate all of those. You can also tweak it to be exactly the way you like it. Don’t like lemon? Skip it. Don’t like rooibos tea? Well then swap it for your favourite.
Even though I wouldn’t I enjoy sharing these kinds of recipes that can be altered completely to suit your preferences and ideas of what’s the most tasty. And with that I’d like to say enjoy and don’t forget to soak up those August rays! x
ROOIBOS ICED TEA
MAKES: 2 liters / TIME: 10 min + cooling time
1,8 liters of water
3 rooibos tea bags
4 tbsp liquid sweetener, I use maple syrup
1/3 lemon, sliced
1/2 lime, sliced
1 cup ice, or more
Bring water to a boil and ones boiled take off the heat and stir in the sweetener.
Ones sweetener is well mixed in add your tea bags and again stir well.
Set the tea aside to steep and cool, ideally over night. I usually leave the tea bags in for that whole time.
Ones cool pour into a jug of your choice over ice, citrus slices and mint.
Place in the fridge for roughly an hour prior to drinking to let the citrus and mint infuse.