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Rooibos is 100% pure and natural. No additives, preservatives or colourants.

Cooking with Rooibos

Preparing Rooibos for Recipes
Different recipes will require different strengths of Rooibos. Use these guidelines to prepare Rooibos according to your taste:

12 Rooibos tea bags in 500ml boiling water, allow to infuse for 15 minutes.

6 Rooibos tea bags in 500ml oiling water, allow to infuse for 15 minutes.

3 Rooibos tea bags in 500ml boiling water, allow to infuse for 15 minutes.

How to Smoke Meat with Rooibos Tea Leaves
You can either smoke meat – such as chicken, ostrich, duck or springbok – in a smoker or in a saucepan on the stove.

Stove-Top Method
  1. Place Rooibos tea leaves in a large saucepan that has been heated.
  2. Set the stove on high.
  3. Insert a rack (e.g. a cooling rack) into the saucepan and place the meat on the rack.
  4. When the Rooibos is really smoking, cover tightly with a lid, foil or another saucepan, inverted.
  5. Turn off the heat, as you do not want an overpowering smoky flavour.
  6. Allow to smoke for 7 to 10 minutes.

Hints and Tips
  • Replace the liquid in stews and casseroles with Rooibos. It adds a rich aroma and it also tenderises the meat.
  • Add Rooibos to sauces and soups for extra flavour, or use it to dissolve stock cubes.
  • Store Rooibos tea bags or leaves in an airtight container. Rooibos can be kept for a long period without losing its colour or taste.
  • Keep prepared Rooibos in the fridge for later use.