Unfortunately, I cannot take credit for creating this tea recipe – Spiced Rooibos Punch. My sole contribution can be narrowed down to surfing the net and finding this tea recipe on Culinary Teas. In lieu of a lengthy dissertation, I’ll skip right to the recipe:
- 1 teaspoon whole cloves
- 2 cinnamon whole sticks
- 6 quarts cold water
- 5 teaspoons Rooibos (or 5 Rooibos teabags)*
- juice of 6 oranges**
- juice of 3 lemons**
- 2 cups pineapple juice
- 3 cups sugar or alternative sweetener, approximate
*The Rooibos can be placed in a teaball (metal or plastic infuser) or use teabags so you do not have to strain it out after brewing.
** If you do not have fresh, juicy oranges and lemons, use frozen lemon juice (defrosted) and a not-from-concentrate orange juice in a carton.
Putting It All Together:
Place the spices in a cheesecloth or tea-infusion bag, and the Rooibos into a separate bag if using loose. Add both to the water and bring to a boil. Let stand five minutes, then remove the two bags and discard. Stir in the three fruit juices, then the sugar or other sweetener, adjusting to taste. Can be served hot or chilled.
Yields: 35 cups of punch
Next time you serve afternoon tea or just want to make a new beverage for your family, be sure to create a batch of Spiced Rooibos Punch. If you have have already whipped up some Spiced Rooibos Punch, stop by and share your experience.