Iced Redbush and Elderflower Lemonade Tea

Iced Redbush and Elderflower Lemonade Tea infuses earthy rooibos tea with delicate floral and bright lemon for a refreshing summer cooler.
Iced Redbush and Elderflower Lemonade Tea

Iced Redbush and Elderflower Lemonade Tea

By Sue Lau

Welcome to #IcedTeaDay! And just in time too. Our weather was slightly cool this week, but with the onset of the weekend the heat is turned way up by  Mother Nature with temps well into the 90’s.

But even with all the  heat, my drink of choice year round is some sort of iced tea with a big wedge  of  lemon. I know Southern style is sugary but I just like it plain and  lemony bright.

For today, Adagio Teas is sponsoring and has generously supplied a selection  of teas for our bloggers to play with and  come up with new ideas. As well, they are offering a prize  package so our readers can enter to try and win.

Adagio Rooibos Tea

For my tea, I chose Adagio’s Rooibos tea,  which is a redbush tea from South Africa. Rooibos is not technically a tea per se, but a herbaceous shrub that visually reminds me of sage or sweet annie. It is quite abundant in South Africa, being a  popular staple.

The tea has a nice earthy aroma with a slight nuttiness that reminds me of walnuts with woodsy aromas and notes  of tobacco. These flavor notes blend very well  with citrus, so I decided to do a lemonade tea, since  lemonade is also a favorite summer  drink. using the elderflower syrup to round out the flavor profile with a nectary floral sweetness.

Iced Redbush and Elderflower Lemonade Tea

Occasionally  I make  my  own syrups (I have a martini recipe upcoming that uses home made honeysuckle syrup) but since I don’t have any elderflowers available to me, I just used a purchased syrup for coffee and tea (Monin makes one). And since elderflowers are bloooming right now (in June) if you have them, that makes this the perfect seasonal drink as well.

The drink comes together very quickly and if you want to add an adult aspect to it, it can be  prodded into being a cocktail with the addition of St. Germain liqueur or Limoncello (if you are over 21- and if you do,  drink responsibly!)

Iced Redbush and Elderflower Lemonade TeaMake sure you don’t forget to scroll down to see all  the recipes offered today as well as enter the giveaway Adagio is sponsoring. I would love for you to have a selection  of these fine teas for your summer fun.


Iced Redbush and Elderflower Lemonade Tea

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

Iced Redbush and Elderflower Lemonade Tea

  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons loose Adagio Rooibos tea
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup elderflower syrup
  • 4 cups chilled water


  1. Steep  tea leaves in near boiling water (212°F.) for five  minutes, then strain the tea with a fine sieve.
  2. Stir tea with remaining  ingredients; taste for preferred sweetness, adding more elderflower syrup as desired.
  3. Serve over ice with a mint sprig or lemon wedge if desired.

From the kitchen of

Iced Redbush and Elderflower Lemonade Tea

It’s #IcedTeaDay! Are you ready for some fun?

Welcome to #IcedTeaDay hosted by Sue from Palatable Pastime. We are so excited to have you join us as we cool off with drinks and treats made with Adagio Tea.

Adagio Tea

Bloggers are hanging together today to share their favorite iced tea recipes using gourmet teas.
Thank you so much, Adagio Teas, for generously supplying the bloggers with product for development and providing a prize package for our readers!. We have an incredible giveaway below and we’d love if you would take a moment to read about it and what you can win!

Disclaimer: Thank you to our #IcedTeaDay Sponsor: Adagio Tea for providing the prizes free of charge. This company also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #IcedTeaDay. All opinions are my own.

Adagio Teas is giving away a gourmet teas gift pack (valued at $92)

Prize Package

Enter the Contest~Giveaway

Giveaway is open to residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older. Winner will be announced and the prize package sent after the giveaway ends on June 16, 2017. Bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Take a look at what the #IcedTeaDay Bloggers are creating today!

Join my recipe group on Facebook for more recipes from blogger friends around the world!

Palatable Recipes

6 responses

  1. Wow, this looks like the perfect summer tea. I love sitting on our porch and sipping on a iced cold tea. There is nothing better. I will have to try the tea and your recipe.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: