Rooibos Tea Is The Jack-Of-All-Trades When It Comes To Brewing!
Rooibos tea is one of those things that is a "jack of all trades". It has a great flavor whether its used in hot tea, iced tea, fruit punch, marinades or sauces, or meat tenderizer.
Because of it's natural healing powers of the skin, if you're creative enough you can probably even make your own skin cream!
It can be served with or without cream and sugar..that is completely up to you. I'd suggest brewing a cup, taking a sip, then adding either or to see how you like the taste.
How To Brew Rooibos tea
First, use fresh cold water, preferably bottled water.
Next you need to boil the water to remove any impurities it might contain.
This tea is a thicker,stronger tea because of the oxidation it goes through, it can withstand near boiling temperatures. In order to get the most antioxidants and flavor from this tea, it needs to have extremely hot water poured over it. The temperature should be roughly 200-215 degrees.
Since it is a bit tougher than something like green tea, it requires a longer infusion period. Rooibos tea should be infused for 5 minutes minimum, and some experts say that it should last up to 10 minutes to ensure you get maximum flavor and antioxidant strength.
As always, make sure you are using a quality tea pot so you are getting the full flavor. Stainless steel has the correct name when regarding tea - it "steels" the flavor!
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