This gorgeous red rooibos tea is one of my favourite discoveries of the year.
South African in origin, rooibos is high in antioxidants and naturally caffeine-free. It's gentle sweet flavour pairs beautifully with a number of different fruits, herbs and spices creating a different taste sensation each time.
The featured blend, and subject of my discovery, contains our family's current favourite: a combination of red rooibos, chocolate, mint and orange.
This tea infusion is so delicious and flavourful you may find yourself reaching for it for dessert - (and believe me, you won't feel deprived!).
With its negligible calories, health promoting properties and wonderfully refreshing taste, this mint chocolate rooibos iced tea is a perfect choice any time of day.
Mint Chocolate Rooibos Iced Tea
For 6 cups of iced tea:
- 3 Tbsp quality rooibos tea leaves (plan on approximately 1 + 1/2 tsp of tea per cup)
- 1/3 cup fresh chocolate mint leaves (+ more for garnish)
- 1 tsp grated dark chocolate or 2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- Orange slices
You can create your own delicious mint chocolate sensation using the recipe above or you can save yourself a step by using DavidsTea's delicious mint chocolate rooibos mixture and simply garnishing with mint sprigs and orange slices.
Either way, you will love this one!
Brings 6 cups of fresh cold water to a boil (or just short of a boil) in your kettle.
Combine rooibos tea and chocolate shavings or cocoa powder in an infuser set in a teapot and top with chocolate mint leaves. Pour heated water over the tea mixture and infuse to taste (ideally somewhere between 5-7 minutes), ensuring that the tea mixture is fully submerged in the water.
Remove infuser. Pour tea over ice filled glasses, adding orange slices and fresh mint for garnish. Place any remaining tea in a container in fridge to cool with additional orange slices and mint (lately I've been keeping a full pitcher going in the fridge - we can't seem to get enough!).