Passion fruit Chai Ice Tea

I am on Poppy Ntshongwana’s House of Poppy show on 5FM this afternoon at around 12pm talking tea appreciation in the What’s for Lunch slot. In the spirit of tea appreciation I thought I’d share an ice tea recipe I have been working on for Spring. Its a tropical number partnering passion fruit juice with the Woolworths rooibos chai tea blend.

Passion Fruit chai ice tea with strawberry flecked ice cubes

Passion Fruit chai ice tea with strawberry flecked ice cubes

Passion fruit Chai Iced tea

Passion fruit Chai Iced tea


  • 6Woolworths Rooibos chai tea bags
  • 1 litre of just boiled water
  • 500 ml passion fruit (granadilla) juice
  • 2 tbsp runny honey
  • 1 Lemon sliced for garnish
  • ½ punnet of strawberries sliced Substitute with Kiwi to add to the tropical theme

You’ll also need

  • A teapot
  • A 1.5 litre jug


  • Put the 6 tea bags and hot water into a tea pot and allow to stew for about 15 minutes.
  • Remove the teabags from the pot and add the honey. Note I use honey in this recipe because the passion fruit juice tends to be tart with high acidity, so the honey is needed to balance it out.
  • Once the tea has cooled pour it into a jug, add the passionfruit 250ml at a time and taste. Note The key with this is making it the way you like it, so taste after you’ve added the first 250ml because maybe you like a stronger chai taste and a subtle passionfruit flavour.
  • Once you’ve added all the passion fruit juice give it a good stir. I like the passionfruit flavour at the forefront with a subtle chai undertone.
  • Place the jug in the fridge until it’s needed. Just before serving add the sliced up strawberries and ice to the jug.
  • Add a slice of lemon to each glass.

I also have a variation where I substitute berry juice instead of the granadilla juice, then you need not add honey because the berry juice is already quite sweet.

Enjoy served out of a jug, in jars or just in a plain old glass!

About thando

Hi I'm Thando Creator of the Jozi Foodie Fix, traveller, foodwriter, ramen lover, strategist, entrepreneur and follower of the Cool based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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