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Updated 10 February 2014

Stay cool with rooibos

Nothing beats a tall glass of iced rooibos tea on a hot summer's day. Rooibos is the perfect thirst quencher and packed with antioxidants.

Nothing beats a tall glass of iced rooibos tea on a hot summer's day.

Rooibos is the perfect thirst quencher and drinking up to six cups a day - hot or cold - will boost your health as it's packed with antioxidants and free of caffeine and preservatives. Best of all, it has a great taste and is proudly South African.

Making a simple rooibos iced tea is straightforward:

 - Make one litre of rooibos tea by adding four to six teabags to boiling water. Allow to draw for 5 to 10 minutes to enjoy full health benefits.
 - Sweeten with honey, stirring until dissolved
 - Leave in the fridge overnight
 - Serve as is, with mint, lemon, orange or with your favourite fruit juice.
 - You can also have fun by adding your own combination of spices, fruit and fruit juice depending on your taste.

Check out these great iced rooibos tea recipes


(Photo of woman drinking iced tea from Shutterstock)

 

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