My Favorite (Sugar Free) Homemade Ice Tea

Currently, my kids are in the pool & I’m hiding in the shade of our patio, laptop out and sipping an ice tea. This screams summer for me!

Because I follow a low carb lifestyle, I don’t drink the pre-made iced tea’s, preferring instead to make my own. Homemade is always best and at least that way I know exactly what has gone into making my ice tea!

Also, because I follow a low carb lifestyle, my choice of iced drinks is limited so this is a great way to have some flavor and get in lot’s of extra antioxidants when I want something more than just water.


What’s your favorite recipe, here’s mine:

Lemon & Mint Rooibos Iced Tea
Serves 8
A delicious & refreshing iced drink.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
2 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
2 hr 10 min
8 calories
2 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
191 g
8 g
2 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 8
Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 8mg
Total Carbohydrates 2g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 2g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 4x Freshpak Rooibos Lemon Tea bags
  2. Handful of fresh mint
  3. Fresh Lemon Slices
  4. Honey to taste
  5. 1.5L boiling water
  1. Pour 1.5L of boiling water over 4 Freshpak Rooibos Lemon Tea bags
  2. Allow to draw for about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the tea bags
  4. Add about a tablespoon of honey, or to taste
  5. Stir.
  6. Throw in some lemon slices & a handful of fresh mint leaves.
  7. Refrigerate for two hours.
The Blessed Barrenness
Five Roses and Freshpak Rooibos are also all about creating refreshing homemade tea recipes and to celebrate their amazing recipes, they sent me a hamper full of teas to try!

Here are two of my favorite recipes of theirs: 

There are now so many flavors of Freshpak Rooibos that it’s so easy to make your own Ice Tea at home! Freshpak Green Rooibos Tea, Freshpak Watermelon & Mint Flavoured Rooibos Tea, Freshpak Cranberry & Pomegranate Flavoured Rooibos Tea and Freshpak Honey Flavoured Rooibos Tea. 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. 

So far, my favorites from the pack are the Watermelon & Mint and the Cranberry & Pomegranate.

Five Roses have also upped their game with a host of flavor variants to try too! 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.

My favorite flavors here have been the Apple, Vanilla & Cinnamon and the Strawberry & Blackcurrent.

You can make it sugar free!

I made a couple of these recipes and substituted the sugar with either a sugar substitute like Xylitol or adding honey to taste.

I’m also dead keen to try out these peach flavored ice lollies! 

What is your favorite non-alcoholic iced drink? 

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