Rooibos Tea Honey and Lemon Recipe
Here’s how to make it:
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoons raw honey
- 1-2 teaspoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 teabag pure rooibos tea
- Three whole cloves (optional)
- Bring the water to a boil.
- Once boiled, remove from heat.
- Add the rooibos teabag and the optional cloves.
- Cover and steep for three minutes.
- Remove the teabag and cloves.
- Add the raw honey and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Mix well.
- Pour into a teacup and serve hot.
Benefits of Drinking Rooibos Tea with Lemon and Honey (According to Science)
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Since rooibos is a no-calorie, low calorie, plant-based beverage, it has been proposed to help reduce weight and improve blood sugar control. Rooibos has a soothing effect on the body. Rooibos is the only tea where the amount of caffeine is nearly 0.5 per cent.
First, when it comes to taste rooibos tea is often thought of as a strong black tea, but not all rooibos teas are strong and can actually taste quite sweet. They have a strong bitter taste, almost like espresso and this tends to tinge the sweetness a bit. Rooibos teas tend to taste best if they are brewed and cooled to drink after they have had time to sit.
Rooibos is a fruit-flavoured South African tea. The leaves are called Red Bush and are sold in bulk throughout the year. While green tea is a type of tea (and was originally a medicinal herb) and is high in antioxidants, rooibos is usually low in antioxidants.
Traditional medicine practitioners traditionally add the rooibos tea to sugar water to heal sore throats and relieve coughs. The tea, which is rich in flavonoids, antioxidants and polyphenols, boosts immunity. But the rooibos tea is also known to help reduce inflammation and relieve stress. Studies have found that drinking rooibos tea with honey improves digestion and is also beneficial for the skin.