Iced Rooibos Tea with Orange, Lemon & Ginger

A healthy and refreshing drink to serve throughout the meal. Treat your overseas visitors to this traditional, homegrown drink.


  • 2 lemons, sliced, reserve best slices for garnishing
  • ± 10 cm length of fresh ginger, finely sliced
  • 3 – 4 T (45 – 60 ml) sugar
  • 6 rooibos teabags
  • 6 cups (1 ½ litres) boiling water
  • 1 cup (250 ml) freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • ice
  • sprigs of fresh mint

Place second best lemon slices, ginger, sugar and rooibos teabags in a saucepan. Pour boiling water over and just bring to the boil. Remove from heat. Cover and leave to infuse and cool down.

Strain through a sieve into a glass jug. Add orange juice, orange and lemon slices. Chill.

Just before serving add ice and mint sprigs.

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