Rooibos Tea Recipe

ROOIBOS TEA RECIPE: INTRO

Rooibos tea is an extremely healthy herbal tea that has become increasingly popular over the past couple of years. The tea is derived from a South African shrub, Aspalathus linearis.  You can purchase most herbal teas in two forms, loose herbal tea or tea bags.  Rooibos tea also has two varieties, traditional (red) rooibos and green rooibos.  Green rooibos has become the trendier version because it contains a higher level of antioxidants.  I decided to include more than one free rooibos tea recipe.  This post contains 6 free rooibos tea recipes.  These recipes are for red or green rooibos tea, both are delicious!

Discover more about this healthy tea on my Rooibos Tea Ultimate Guide for more information.

ROOIBOS TEA RECIPE: LOOSE HERBAL TEA

red rooibos tea recipe

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Here are some popular and simple recipes for Loose Rooibos Tea.  You can use either traditional (red) rooibos tea or green rooibos tea for these recipes.  Before we get started, I suggest finding some high quality loose herbal tea by reading the section below.

Choose the Best Rooibos Tea

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I have a full post dedicated to helping you choose the best rooibos tea.  I highly suggest reading my Best Rooibos Tea post prior to starting these recipes.  It is imperative to choose high quality rooibos tea to make a great tasting cup of tea.  I recommend buying the tea on online, and I include links to loose rooibos tea and rooibos tea bags.  If you purchase the tea today, same day delivery may be available.

Basic Rooibos Tea Recipe

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Before we get started, procure the appropriate amount of loose herbal tea and set it to the side.  I suggest using 1 teaspoon of loose Rooibos Tea Leaves for every 1 Cup (8 oz.) of water. The following recipe makes two servings.

Ingredients (2 Servings)

  1. 2 Teaspoons of Loose Rooibos Tea (See my post for Best Rooibos Tea Brands)
  2. 2 Cups of Filtered Water
  3. Optional: Sugar or Honey to taste

Instructions

  1. Place 2 Cups of Filtered Water into your pot or tea kettle and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and place 2 Teaspoons of Loose Rooibos Tea into your pot or tea kettle.  The rooibos should mix with the water, and set the heat to allow the tea to simmer.  Be careful not to burn yourself!
  3. Allow tea leaves to simmer for 3-5 minutes.  If you prefer stronger tea, steep it for closer to 5 minutes
  4. Pour the tea mixture through a strainer into your desired tea cups.
  5. Add honey or sugar (optional) and stir while allowing the tea to cool.  It usually takes around 5 minutes for tea to cool enough to be ready to consume.
  6. Enjoy, your tea is now ready to consume.

Rooibos Tea Recipe: Sweet Rooibos Milk Tea 

rooibos milk tea recipe

Ingredients (2 Servings)

  1. 3 Teaspoons of Loose Rooibos Tea
  2. 2 Cups of Filtered Water
  3. 1 Cup of Milk
  4. Optional: Sugar or Honey to taste

Instructions

  1. Place 2 Cups of Filtered Water into your pot or tea kettle
  2. Add 1 Cup of Milk to the water and bring to a boil
  3. Reduce heat and place 3 Teaspoons of Loose Rooibos Tea into your pot or tea kettle and mix with the hot water.  Set the temp to allow the tea to steep.  Be careful not to burn yourself!
  4. Allow the rooibos tea to simmer for 3-5 minutes.  If you prefer stronger tea, steep it for closer to 5 minutes
  5. Pour the tea mixture through a strainer into your desired tea cups.
  6. Add honey or sugar (optional) and stir while allowing the tea to cool.  It usually takes around 5 minutes for tea to cool enough to be ready to consume.
  7. Enjoy, your tea is now ready to consume.

Rooibos Iced Tea Recipe

iced rooibos tea recipe

Ingredients (2 Servings)

  1. 4 Teaspoons of Loose Rooibos Tea
  2. 2 Cups of Filtered Water
  3. 2 Cups of Ice Cubes
  4. 1 Lemon, sliced
  5. Optional: Sugar or Honey to taste

Instructions

  1. Place 2 Cups of Filtered Water into your pot or tea kettle and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and place 4 Teaspoons of Loose Rooibos Tea into your pot or tea kettle.  The rooibos should mix with the hot water, and set the heat to allow the tea to simmer.  Be careful not to burn yourself!
  3. Allow tea leaves to simmer for 3-5 minutes.  If you prefer stronger tea, steep it for closer to 5 minutes.
  4. While the tea is simmering, grab your tea glasses and place 1 cup of ice in each one.
  5. After the tea is done simmering, add the optional honey or sugar to the hot tea and stir to mix evenly.
  6. Pour the tea mixture through a strainer into your tea glasses.  Once the tea hits the ice, it should be cool enough to drink.  Add a slice of lemon for taste.
  7. Enjoy, your tea is now ready to consume.

Rooibos Iced Tea Recipe: Party Size!

Ingredients (6 Servings)

  1. 12 Teaspoons of Loose Rooibos Tea
  2. 6 Cups of Filtered Water
  3. 6 Cups of Ice Cubes
  4. 1 Lemon, sliced
  5. Optional: Sugar or Honey to taste

Instructions

  1. Place 2 Cups of Filtered Water into your pot or tea kettle and bring to a boil.
  2. Pour the rest of the water (4 Cups) into your desired serving pitcher.  Add 6 cups of ice.
  3. Reduce heat and place 12 Teaspoons of Loose Rooibos Tea into your pot or tea kettle.  The rooibos should mix with the hot water, and set the heat to allow the tea to simmer.  Be careful not to burn yourself!
  4. Allow tea leaves to simmer for 3-5 minutes.  If you prefer stronger tea, steep it for closer to 5 minutes.
  5. While the tea is simmering, grab your tea glasses and place 1 slice of lemon on each one.
  6. After the tea is done simmering, add the optional honey or sugar to the hot tea and stir to mix evenly.
  7. Pour the tea mixture through a strainer into your pitcher.  Once the tea hits the ice, it should be nice and cold.  Add more ice if necessary.
  8. Pour the pitcher into the desired tea glasses.  Verify that the glasses have the slice of lemon.
  9. Enjoy, your tea is now ready to consume.

ROOIBOS TEA RECIPE: TEA BAGS

rooibos tea recipe bags

I always suggest drinking loose herbal tea rather than tea bags.  For those of you that want to use the tea bags anyway, I decided to include a couple of simple tea bag recipes.  Once again, it is important to check out my post detailing The Best Rooibos Tea Bags before you get started.

Rooibos Iced Tea Bags Recipe

rooibos tea bags recipe

Ingredients (2 Servings)

  1. 2 Rooibos Tea Bag (My List of Best Rooibos Tea Bags)
  2. 3 Cups of Filtered Water
  3. 2 Cups of Ice
  4. 1 Lemon, sliced
  5. 4 Fresh Mint Leaves
  6. Optional: Sugar or Honey to taste

Instructions

  1. Place 3 Cups of Filtered Water into your pot or tea kettle and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and place 1 Rooibos Tea Bag into your pot or tea kettle.  The rooibos should mix with the hot water, and set the heat to allow the tea to simmer.  Be careful not to burn yourself!
  3. Allow tea leaves to simmer for 3-5 minutes.  If you prefer stronger tea, steep it for closer to 5 minutes.
  4. While the tea is simmering, grab your tea glasses and place 1 cup of ice in each one.  Add 2 fresh mint leaves and 1 lemon slice to each glass, as well.
  5. After the tea is done simmering, add the optional honey or sugar to the hot tea and stir to mix evenly.
  6. Pour the tea mixture through a strainer into your tea glasses.  Once the tea hits the ice, it should be cool enough to drink.
  7. Enjoy, your tea is now ready to consume.

Basic Rooibos Tea Recipe using Tea Bags

rooibos tea bags recipes

Ingredients (2 Servings)

  1. 2 Rooibos Tea Bags
  2. 3 Cups of Filtered Water
  3. Optional: Sugar or Honey to taste

Instructions

  1. Place 3 Cups of Filtered Water into your pot or tea kettle and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and place 2 Bags of Rooibos Tea into your pot or tea kettle.  The rooibos should mix with the water, and set the heat to allow the tea to simmer.  Be careful not to burn yourself!
  3. Allow tea leaves to simmer for 3-5 minutes.  If you prefer stronger tea, steep it for closer to 5 minutes
  4. Pour the tea mixture through a strainer into your desired tea cups.
  5. Add honey or sugar (optional) and stir while allowing the tea to cool.  It usually takes around 5 minutes for tea to cool enough to be ready to consume.
  6. Enjoy, your tea is now ready to consume.

Now you can read about The Benefits of Rooibos Tea on my related post.

Rooibos Tea Recipe: Buy the Best

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ROOIBOS TEA RECIPE: CONCLUSION

Hopefully this post has helped your discover a new favorite rooibos tea recipe.  I enjoy all of the rooibos tea recipes mentioned on this page.  This is a healthy tea that can be consumed daily to improve overall well being.

Roobos Tea Recipe: Comments

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