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Benefits Of Drinking Rooibos Tea

Benefits Of Drinking Rooibos Tea

Rooibos is a South African plant whose leaves are commonly used for brewing tea.

Originally, it was an inexpensive alternative to the European black tea. The name rooibos means red bush, referring to the plant’s visual characteristics.

Today, rooibos is mostly used for the preparation of tea, iced tea, and even red espresso, while its anti-aging and health benefits have been keeping the plant in the spotlight since the 18th century.

 

BENEFITS OF DRINKING ROOIBOS TEA

Rooibos tea is free from caffeine, which may make it a good option Trusted Source for pregnant people, children, and those who are sensitive to caffeine.

Rooibos tea may provide cardiovascular benefits. It may also keep cholesterol levels in check.

Rooibos tea is calorie-free, so it may be a good beverage option for those who are trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.

It may improve the appearance of the skin by reducing wrinkles, according to some research.

 

 

RECIPE INGREDIENTS

Water

Sugar/ honey/ stevia leaves as a sweetener

Lemon

Rooibos tea

Ginger slices

Cubes of ice for serving

Optional: lemon slices and fresh mint

 

 

DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE ROOIBOS TEA

Under medium heat, heat the water until it is nearly boiling for 2 to 3 minutes. Lower heat until water is simmering( not boiling). Add fresh ginger slices

Place rooibos tea in water. If you want it to be stronger, add more tea. When the 3 minutes of steeping time is up, filter the tea into a big pot.

Add a sweetener. Make sure this sweetener is added when the tea is still hot.

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Allow the tea to cool for around 30 minutes. Squeeze the juice of 2 to 3 lemons into the tea once it has cooled.

After adding the lemon juice, taste and adjust to your pleasure.

Keep the jug of tea in the fridge for some hours, so as to enjoy it chilled.

 

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Benefits Of Drinking Rooibos Tea

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Nutrition facts: 1 calories 1 gram fat
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Ingredients

  • Water
  • Sugar/ honey/ stevia leaves as a sweetener
  • Lemon
  • Rooibos tea
  • Ginger slices
  • Cubes of ice for serving
  • Optional: lemon slices and fresh mint

Instructions

  • Under medium heat, heat the water until it is nearly boiling for 2 to 3 minutes. Lower heat until water is simmering( not boiling). Add fresh ginger slices
  • Place rooibos tea in water. If you want it to be stronger, add more tea. When the 3 minutes of steeping time is up, filter the tea into a big pot.
  • Add a sweetener. Make sure this sweetener is added when the tea is still hot.
  • Allow the tea to cool for around 30 minutes. Squeeze the juice of 2 to 3 lemons into the tea once it has cooled.
  • After adding the lemon juice, taste and adjust to your pleasure.
  • Keep the jug of tea in the fridge for some hours, so as to enjoy it chilled.

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