Black Currant Iced Tea Black Currant Iced Tea

Author: Canadian Living

Rooibos tea comes from the leaves of the South African red bush. It is a refreshing, caffeine-free tea with a mahogany colour and slightly nutty flavour. Honeybush tea is similar but has a sweeter flavour.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: August 2007



In large heatproof measure or bowl, steep tea in 8 cups (2 L) boiling water for 5 minutes. Discard bags.

Meanwhile, in large saucepan, bring currants, sugar and 1 cup (250 mL) water to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, stirring, until currants break down, about 5 minutes. Add to tea; let cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours.

Strain through cheesecloth-lined sieve into pitcher, pressing solids only gently so beverage remains clear. Serve with ice cubes.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 4 mg
  • Protein trace
  • Calories 65.0
  • Total fat trace
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Total carbohydrate 16 g


  • Iron 4.0
  • Folate 1.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Vitamin A 1.0
  • Vitamin C 68.0
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