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March 22, 2014

Very Berry Iced Tea

Very Berry Iced Tea ~ Best Fruity Iced Tea for all to enjoy ~ even the kids love this one ! #IcedTea #Drinks #BerryDrink

Cheri and I have always loved Iced Tea, but it is usually store bought and not homemade. This past Summer {our Autumn began on March 1st} I have started experimenting more with all kinds of homemade drink recipes.

This very Berry Iced Tea was high on the list. As I use frozen berries, we can enjoy this delicious drink anytime of the year, whether the fruit is in season or not.

It never really gets that cold in South-Africa as in many other countries. Don't get me wrong, we have our odd icy cold days, but in general we have just comfortable Winters, but even as I am typing this post, I know that very soon I will complain about the weather - same in Summer. That is why the two "in between" seasons, Autumn and Spring, suit me just fine - not too warm and not too cold.

**A note on the Rooibos Tea :  This is a very popular tea, with many health benefits, in our country and we have numerous brands. I came across a post a few weeks ago, where it was mentioned that Twinings has a Rooibos Tea in their range and it is available in most countries. {Rooibos translates to Red Bush ... but please do not call it that, it is pronounced as in hubby's name "Roy-"and then "bos"}

Very Berry Iced Tea

About 2 liters


4 Rooibos Tea Bags {see note above **}
1 liter Boiling Water
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Cold Water
2 cups 100% Mixed Berry Juice
2 cups Frozen Mixed Berries


1.) Brew the 4 Tea Bags in the Boiling Water for 5 minutes - remove the bags.
2.) In a separate bowl, mix the Sugar and the Cold Water until it has dissolved.
3.) Pour the Tea, Sugar Water and Berry Juice into a 2 liter serving jug, making sure you have enough space left for the Frozen Berries - chill until time to serve.
4.) Add the Frozen Berries to the Tea just before serving.

Very Berry Iced Tea ~ Best Fruity Iced Tea for all to enjoy ~ even the kids love this one ! #IcedTea #Drinks #BerryDrink
My selection of Mixed Berries consisted of Strawberries, Blackberries and Blueberries - the Blueberries stayed at the bottom of the jug for a while and only surfaced after we were halfway down with the Tea.

Very Berry Iced Tea ~ Best Fruity Iced Tea for all to enjoy ~ even the kids love this one ! #IcedTea #Drinks #BerryDrink


  1. It's the same here sometimes I'm complaining about being freezing then I see folks on the north side of the plant loving the "warmth" and it's the same weather. One day in our winter I saw some one post the exact temp for Summer, then I felt bad for feeling miserably cold. I guess it's a case of what you're used to.

  2. this looks so good! makes me wish for summer!

  3. Looks delicious and really refreshing! I want to try it this summer, when it will get really hot here (in Italy). Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  4. Stopping by from The Wednesday Roundup. A big thank you for joining our party and sharing this super refreshing and delicious tea recipe! ~Angela @ LeMoine Family Kitchen

  5. Of course I pinned this!! Love the fresh flavor!!

    Hugs my Friend!

  6. Hi Linda I am visiting to say G'Day Saturday with the link you left with Natasha In Oz. I am from the UK and we are just entering Spring here, slowly but surely. I am looking forward to sitting out in my garden with some nice fruity drinks and your's looks very delicious. Thanks for sharing :-)

    Crochet With Linda Dawn :

  7. In the southern US, we love our iced tea. I drink it every day! Adding juice and berries would be a fun (and delicious) change. Thank you for linking, Linda!

  8. Your Very Berry Iced Tea looks so refreshing and a great intro to spring. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. It's just about that time of year here in Northern WI when I dig out my Iced Tea Maker!! This will be great!! Thanks for sharing on Four Seasons Blog Hop~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  10. What an interesting recipe! I think hubby would really like this.


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