Home > Daily-tips 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. 0 Shutterstock 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) More: Daily-tips advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Using marijuana to help with sleep? Benefits may not last Parenting Do boys born to obese mothers have ‘worse motor skills and lower IQ scores’? Medical New breakthrough in cancer research promises better immune therapy Lifestyle Worried about ageing? Scientists discover 4 distinct ageing patterns Medical 5 things you need to know about the latest strain of coronavirus Medical Face to face: Winde on HIV, Zille and tough choices Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.