AFRICAN BUSH TEA RECIPES

Rooibus -  Pronounced "Roy-Bus" literally means red bush tea, referring to the rich color of this tea. It has no additives, preservatives or colorants, is caffeine free and is delicious hot or cold. A strong, full-bodied tea.

Rooibus and Lemongrass - Taste the natural flavor of Rooibos blended with the smooth flavor of African lemongrass. this combination makes a refreshing tea.

Rooibus and African Spices - Rooibus combined with Fennel, Honeybush Tea and Buchu ("Buh-Koo").  Buchu is a plant in great demand and short supply in Africa. Some refer to this warm combination of flavors as African Chai.

Honeybush Tea - The newest tea out of Africa, Honeybush has a natural sweet, smokey flavor with berry undertones.  The flowers, stems and leaves are used to make a tea that will tease your palate. 

RECIPES

A Fruity Splash

  • 4 cups strong, cold African Bush Tea
  • 4 cups orange juice
  • 4 cups ginger ale
  • 1 to 2 cups soda water  
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • crushed ice

Mix the African Bush Tea and orange juice. Chill mixture. Add chilled ginger ale and soda water just before serving. Garnish with lemon slices and mint. Serve with crushed ice.

More Than Mint Tea

  • 1 cup of raw honey
  • 2 1/2 cups  water
  • 1 cup firmly packed mint leaves
  • Juice of 6 lemons   
  • Juice of 2 oranges. Rind of 1 orange, grated (optional)
  • One pitcher of strongly brewed African Bush Tea. Refrigerate it once it has cooled.

To make the juice mixture: Boil water and place honey in boiling water to melt it. Add mint. Let this mixture steep and cool. Let stand for 1 hour. Strain this mixture and add the lemon juice, and orange juice. Refrigerate. To serve, combine one part juice mixture with two parts Rooibus tea. Pour over crushed ice in a glass. Add a sprig of mint and a slice of lemon to the glass. to deocrate. Serves approximately 36. Omit the orange juice and rind for lemonade tea.

                            Visa MC Amex

 

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