Rooibos Tea Recipes for enjoying Rooibos Hot, Iced, and Topically

These simple rooibos tea recipes are the perfect way to enjoy the incredible benefits of this naturally sweet herbal tisane. Try one of these easy recipes to make your own hot or iced rooibos tea, pamper your complexion with a fragrant rooibos facial steam, or even nurture yourself with a spa-like rooibos tea bath or soothing compress. 

If you're new to rooibos tea, you're in for a treat - this caffeine-free herbal tisane is fragrant and fruity, and much-loved for the many ways it can support good health (get to know more here about rooibos). And, rooibos tea is so very versatile, blending deliciously with many other flavors not only in tea, but also as an ingredient in cooking and baking. 

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If you've been hearing about the many wellness benefits of this South African tea and would like to steep a cup and try it for yourself, you'll find it's very much like making any other herbal tea - just follow one of these simple rooibos tea recipes. 

Recipe for Hot Rooibos Tea

This recipe is for one cup of sweet, aromatic rooibos tea, but, if one cup just won't do, this recipe increases well - simply adjust the proportions to make a pot of delicious tea (and remember to add an extra teabag or teaspoon of loose tea "for the pot"). 

You'll need...

  • 1 rooibos teabag or 1 teaspoon of loose rooibos tea
  • 8 oz. (about 250 ml) fresh, clean water, brought just to the boil

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You'll love rooibos as an iced tea and in a revitalizing rooibos facial steam, too. 

To make the tea...

  1. Add the teabag or loose tea to a favorite cup or small teapot. (With loose rooibos, you'll find a fine-mesh infuser very helpful.)
  2. Let the just-boiled water cool slightly (herbal teas tend to be best when made with very hot, rather than boiling water), and pour into the cup.
  3. Cover and steep the rooibos tea for 5 to 10 minutes, and then remove the teabag or infuser. 

While some do prefer rooibos tea with a bit of lemon, honey, or sugar, take a sip just as it is before adding anything - rooibos tea is naturally sweet, so it's quite likely you'll prefer it without anything extra added. 

Now, simply enjoy your lovely tea. Breathe deeply to take in the fragrant aroma... and then take a sip, settling into the delicious flavor and knowing that you're nurturing yourself with rooibos' many benefits

Rooibos Tea for Topical Use

Rooibos tea isn't only for enjoying as a deliciously refreshing beverage - this tea is well known for its topical benefits, too. 

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Why use rooibos tea in a bath, compress, or facial steam? Used topically, rooibos may help to soothe and ease sensitive, itchy, or inflamed skin (such as blemishes, diaper rash, sunburn, or eczema). Rooibos, which encourages softer, smoother, brighter skin, is also valued for its benefits for skin beauty, and can be found as an ingredient in many skincare and cosmetic products. 

To make rooibos tea for topical use, simply brew regular strength pure rooibos tea (as in the recipe above). Add 2 or 3 cups of brewed rooibos tea to bath water for a calming, sweetly scented bath. Or, gently apply a cool rooibos tea compress to inflamed or itchy skin for soothing relief. 

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For more rooibos inspiration and ideas, be sure to visit our Rooibos and Honeybush Teas Pinterest board

These rooibos tea recipes are easy, effective ways to enjoy this healthful tea as a beverage and for its topical benefits. Keep browsing through our rooibos tea recipes section to find recipes for thirst-quenching iced rooibos tea and also for a beautifying rooibos tea facial steam

And be sure to stay informed about any safe-use tips or precautions associated with any teas in your tea stash. Have a chat with your natural health physician, too, about best teas and herbal tisanes for your household (as beverages and when used topically, too). 

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