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Rooibos, pronounced “roy-bus,” is an herbal tea made from the South African plant of the same name. It has a bright red color to it, as opposed to the brown color of black tea, and contains no caffeine. It also has a naturally sweet flavor, which makes it a good base for this non-traditional sweet tea. The tea has a honeyed flavor and a slight spiciness to it that makes it a refreshing choice for a hot summer day.
Yield: 1/2 Gallon
3 Cups Water
6 Rooibos Tea Bags
1 1/2 Cups Sugar
5 Cups Ice Cold Water
Pour 3 cups of water into a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Add 6 Rooibos tea Bags and boil for approximately 1 minute. Remove the sauce pan from heat and cover. Let the tea steep for 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags and add the sugar. Stir until all the sugar is dissolved. Pour in 5 cups of ice cold water and transfer to a pitcher. Serve over ice.