Summer is here and this means that we need refreshing beverages to keep us cool.  More and more people are drinking Iced Tea, for more than one reason.  Who said that tea has to be boring? With a little creativity, iced tea can not only be refreshingly great, but also look pretty and depending on what you infuse it with, can also taste delicious.

This season is certainly going to be a Tea Thing – an Iced Tea Thing – you’re gonna want to be seen sipping on iced tea, cos tea never looked or tasted this good…right? The images on this post are on fleek, I think even if you are not an Iced Tea lover, you will be tempted.

It has been said that ‘happiness is homemade’, and we’d like to toast to that … with a refreshing glass of homemade iced tea! Together, South Africa’s favourite tea brands, Freshpak Rooibos and Five Roses open up a world of opportunities to create a host of delicious iced tea drinks in the comfort of your own home.

Antioxidants are said to slow down the progression of old age and is excellent for the skin, which could be a reason why so many people are becoming iced tea drinkers.

Not only does tea burst with the goodness of antioxidants; the sheer variety of flavours available lends itself to the creation of ‘craft’ iced tea drinks, made exactly to your family’s taste! It’s easier on the pocket and you have total control over what goes into every jug! Best of all, it’s so easy to make!

Freshpak - Berry, Honey, Lime & Vanilla Iced Tea - PeanutGallery247Take Freshpak Berry, Honey, Lime & Vanilla Iced Tea, using Freshpak Rooibos tea: all you’ll need is five tea bags, boiling water, honey, lime juice, vanilla essence and a cup of berries! Pour into a couple of drinking jars, pull up the lounger and chillax next to the pool after a sweltering day! Just take a sip and you’ll know that goodness comes naturally with Freshpak Rooibos Tea! To get the full recipe and a plethora of other tantalising homemade iced tea ideas, visit:



Five Roses - Peach Iced Tea - PeanutGallery247

Or how about this classic iced tea recipe: Five Roses Peach Iced Tea! Using four Five Roses Ceylon Blend tea bags and some peach concentrate, you create a delectable summery sunshine drink garnished with a sprig of mint, and fresh peach slices! Be sure to make enough for seconds, because Nobody makes better iced tea than you and Five Roses! To get the low-down on how to create this refresher, visit: which is crammed with tons of exciting homemade iced tea recipes.

Additional Freshpak variants include:

  • Freshpak Green Rooibos Tea
  • Freshpak Watermelon & Mint Flavoured Rooibos Tea
  • Freshpak Cranberry & Pomegranate Flavoured Rooibos Tea and
  • Freshpak Honey Flavoured Rooibos Tea

ICED TEA – Junior varieties are a great choice for the little ones:

Also wonderful as iced tea, the ‘Junior’ varieties include Freshpak Junior Strawberry & Vanilla Flavoured Rooibos Tea, Freshpak Junior Peach & Apricot Flavoured Rooibos Tea and Freshpak Junior Apple Flavoured Rooibos Tea.

When we first made the Freshpak Junior tea for Kayden, I thought he wasn’t not going to enjoy it. To my surprise, he loves it! He enjoys it more than he enjoys juices. I am certainly not complaining as this is a healthy option for him. We don’t add any sugar to it.

Children love ice lollies, so here’s some inspiration: If you’re a creative parent, add some of their favourite chopped up fruit to these iced tea lollies.ICED Tea LOLLIES - PeanutGallery247

In addition to Five Roses Ceylon Blend Tea, the Five Roses range comprises:

  • Five Roses Select African Blend
  • Five Roses Green Tea
  • Five Roses Rooibos Select Tea
  • Five Roses Passion Fruit & Cranberry Flavoured Tea
  • Five Roses Apple, Vanilla & Cinnamon Flavoured Tea and
  • Five Roses Strawberry & Blackcurrant Flavoured Tea

Turn up the happiness in your home this summer: opt for authentic South African homemade iced tea!

ORIGINAL ROOIBOS Iced Tea - PeanutGallery247

If you want to wow your family and friends with easy, homemade iced tea this summer look out for the HOMEMADE ICED TEA RECIPES on pack, in-store and on Facebook &

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4 Replies to “Happiness is…Homemade Iced Tea!”

    1. I never considered myself an iced tea drinker but I love the variety of flavours and how creative one can get with it – certainly a great choice for summer when you don’t want or don’t drink alcohol 😉

  1. Iced tea hasn’t been my thing. But after seeing these pics and checking out the recipes, you have convinced me to give it a go.

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