Iced Rooibos Tea

It is going to be close to 100 degrees this week and that’s when it is nice to have something cool and refreshing to drink when coming in from the heat. I drink Rooibos tea all year long, but I particularly love it iced in the summer months. Rooibos is a South African herbal tea that has recently become popular. It is not only delicious but has health benefits as well; Rooibos has antioxidants and no caffeine. I purchase Rooibos tea in 1 lb. packages from San Francisco Herb Company. They sell plain Rooibos but they also sell a very nice Paradiso Red Rooibos, a fruity tropical flavored tea. I use sugar for sweetener but you can use honey and lemon if you prefer.

Iced Rooibos Tea
1/2 c. loose Rooibos tea leaves
6 c. boiling water
1/3 c. sugar or more to taste

Steep tea leaves in boiling water in a large bowl  for 12 minutes. Strain, then pour into a heatproof pitcher. Add sugar to taste and chill 4-6 hours before serving. Makes 6 (8 oz.) servings.


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One Response to Iced Rooibos Tea

  1. found your blog on yahoo and was just what i was looking for, keep it up 🙂

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