Rooibos tea-your toast for refreshment

Rooibos Tea-your Toast for Refreshment

The definition of cooking varies greatly among individuals. In my professional career, I have come across a million people who really don’t bother about what is being served to them. They have other important things to worry about. For them, eating is just a perfunctory duty that is a part of their daily chores.

On the other hand, there are folks like me for whom cooking is fun. It is the innovation, flavor, and a persistent urge to make the dishes more delicious which provides me the fuel to experiment with new ideas.

Cooking is an art of enhancing the flavor with the simplest possible recipe. In case of cooking, less is always more. Off late I have been experimenting with different varieties of tea and possible delicacies that could be made out of it and I must say Rooibos is one of the types I have been infatuated with for long. One cannot classify Rooibos as a kind of tea in particular. Unlike most of its counterparts, Rooibos tea is not a part of the Camellia Sinensis tea family. These are tiny leaves, flat in structure with a red glow like that of ruby.

Rooibos tea is found in South Africa, mainly in outskirts of Cape Town. Though it originated in Africa, Rooibos tea soon gained recognition in other countries as a popular connoisseur.  The most popular connoisseur drink prepared out of Rooibos tea is the one where it is tangled with Orange juice. The recipe is simple enough. All you need is a cup of boiled water, orange, ice and the loose Rooibos tea leaf. At first, pour the tea on boiled water and let it soak for a few minutes. Extract juice out of the orange and stir it with sugar cubes. Add ice with the mixture made out of Rooibos tea and then pour the orange juice over it and shake it well. If you are not particularly fond of orange juice, you may very well replace the same with honey. Once the drink is ready, serve it with a cup of hot chocolate.

If you do not want to stick to the stereotyped recipes, you may want to experiment by adding more spices. All you need to do is boil a mixture of loose tea leaf, sugar, a slice of lemon, a cinnamon stick and some crushed cloves. Once the mixture is considerably hot, pour a cup of red wine and boil it once more. Get rid of the cinnamon stick and the lemon rind and serve the drink with cookies.

In a similar way, Rooibos can be effectively combined with other drinks like Vodka and other cocktails. Some people prefer mixing Rooibos leaves with dishes like desert, coups and also as a part of the main dish. The inherent sweetness of the Rooibos makes a delicious connoisseur in almost every drink made out of it. Rooibos is a powerful antioxidant and its decaffeinated properties make it a promising health drink for consumers of all ages.

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