This fabulous tea is from South Africa. It has some great health properties — it is very high in antioxidants, is herbal so has no caffeine and has very low tannin levels compared to black or green tea. Word has it that it helps with nervous tension, allergies and digestive problems as well as infantile colic, asthma and dermatological problems.
It is a fabulously refreshing beverage and great hot summer days. And it’s so healthy you want your kids to drink it!
Iced Lemon Rooibos Tea
6 tablespoons loose-leaf rooibos tea
1 teaspoon agave nectar (optional)
Boil 8 cups of water. Put the tea into an 8 cup french press. Add the boiled water and let it sit for 5 minutes. Plunge the press. Cut one lemon into rounds squeeze the juice from the other lemon. You can either let the tea chill in the fridge or immediately add ice and lemons and serve. Add the lemons and lemon juice when you are ready to serve. If you like tea sweetened add a teaspoon of agave nectar. If you prefer a stronger tea flavour add 2 more tablespoons of the loose-leaf tea and let it steep for 10 minutes.
If you happen to live in the Okanagan Valley I can also recommend a great place to purchase organic loose-leaf Rooibos tea — so fresh and fabulous!