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Pouring rooibos tea into a glass mug.

Rooibos Tea

Author: Jee Choe
How to make this red-colored herbal tea properly, hot and cold.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Steep Time 5 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving

INGREDIENTS
 

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • Boil water.
    If using an electric kettle with temperature setting, set it to 208°F. Filtered water is best. ½Boil a little more water than needed so that it can be used to warm up the teapot.
  • Warm up teapot.
    Pour some hot water into a teapot and swirl it around. Discard the water.
  • Put rooibos tea into teapot and add hot water.
  • Cover teapot and steep for 5 minutes.
  • Strain rooibos solids and pour hot tea into a teacup.

NOTES

TO MAKE COLD BREW ICED ROOIBOS TEA
1. Put rooibos tea and water in a pitcher or glass container.
Filtered water is best for a better tasting iced tea.
2. Cover pitcher and put in refrigerator for at least 12 hours.
3. Strain out rooibos solids and pour tea into a cup with ice.
Ice is optional since the tea is already chilled.

Hot Rooibos Tea Brewing Guide
  • TEA: 1 ½ teaspoons loose rooibos tea or 1 tea sachet
  • WATER: 1 cup (8 fl. oz.)
  • WATER TEMPERATURE: 208°F
  • STEEP TIME: 5 minutes
 
Cold Brew Iced Rooibos Tea Brewing Guide
  • TEA: 1 ½ teaspoons loose rooibos tea or 1 tea sachet
  • WATER: 1 cup (8 fl. oz.)
  • WATER TEMPERATURE: Cold water
  • STEEP TIME: 12 hours
Keyword cold brew rooibos tea, how to make rooibos tea
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