TEA-RRIFIC ROOIBOS SUMMER COOLERS

Rooibos is one versatile beverage! The combination of its refreshing taste, variety, hydration and health benefits, and adaptability in preparation makes the tisane an excellent drink during the summer holidays – whether you’re relaxing at home, having a picnic or hosting gatherings with family and friends.

Here are a few different ways to enjoy Rooibos:

  • Iced rooibos: Prepare Rooibos as you normally would, then let it cool and serve it over ice. You can add sweeteners like honey, sugar or fruit syrups for flavour. Garnish with lemon slices, mint leaves or fruit for added freshness.
  • Rooibos-infused cocktails: Use cooled Rooibos as a base for cocktails. Mix it with spirits like vodka, gin, rum or even tequila. Add fruit juices, herbs or spices to create your own unique and refreshing cocktails.
  • Rooibos kombucha: Use Rooibos for brewing kombucha. The fermentation process will transform the tisane into a slightly effervescent, tangy and probiotic-rich beverage. Kombucha, in general, contains probiotics due to the fermentation process. These probiotics are beneficial for gut health as they introduce healthy bacteria to the digestive system, aiding in digestion and potentially supporting the immune system. To make your own Rooibos kombucha, click here.
  • Rooibos lemonade: Mix brewed Rooibos with freshly squeezed lemon juice, sweeten with honey or sugar, and dilute with water or sparkling water for a tangy and refreshing Rooibos lemonade.
  • Rooibos smoothie: Blend cooled Rooibos with your choice of fruits, such as berries, mangoes, bananas, along with yogurt or milk, and ice to create a flavourful and nutritious smoothie. Try any of these mouthwatering Rooibos smoothie recipes.
  • Rooibos mocktails: Combine Rooibos with various fruit juices, sparkling water, or flavoured syrups to make refreshing non-alcoholic mocktails perfect for parties or casual enjoyment. For a variety of Rooibos cocktail recipes, click here
  • Rooibos frappé: Blend cooled Rooibos with ice cubes, a splash of milk or cream, sweeteners if desired, and flavourings like vanilla or cocoa to create a chilled and frothy Rooibos frappé.
  • Rooibos latte: Combine a strong cup of Rooibos with steamed milk (dairy or non-dairy alternatives like almond milk, soy milk, etc) for a creamy and comforting latte.
  • Rooibos herbal infusions: Combine Rooibos with other herbs and spices like ginger, cinnamon, lemongrass or chamomile for a customised herbal infusion. Adjust the proportions to create your preferred flavour profile or choose from a myriad of blends available at leading retailers. 

Experimenting with Rooibos in various beverages allows you to explore different flavours, textures and combinations that suit your taste preferences and offer a range of health benefits. So, sip away these holidays!