Category Archives: Something to drink?
We’ve been experiencing some lovely sunny days in Mpumalanga with glorious rain showers in the afternoons, my idea of a perfect day! But if you can’t wait for the afternoon showers to cool you down then have fruit tea in the meantime.
This makes a lovely tea that is super good for you with all the natural ingredients. Personally I prefer drinking it hot but you are more than welcome to chill it, and serve it as an iced tea instead.
The recipe is just a guideline, add any fruits you have available! Be creative with this one.
2 Rooibos teabags
500 ml boiling water
+- 5 – 6 tbs Honey (to your taste)
1 orange (segments)
1 Clementine (segments)
+- 6 blackberries (because I have a tree full of them! )
a few mint leaves
Add fruit to a jar and crush slightly with a wooden spoon. Add the boiling water and the tea bags and allow to seep for a few minutes. Discard the tea bags and stir in the honey and the mint leaves. Serve immediately or alternatively chill in the fridge and serve over ice in tall glasses.
Now go on! drink your tea in the most beautiful spot in your garden or your veranda. Take a moment and pause from life. Enjoy the fruity flavours and allow yourself a few minutes of happy thoughts. :) Enjoy!
What is nicer than a hot cup of Rooibos Masala Chai?
Masala Chai originated in India and is a spicy milk tea which can be enjoyed hot or cold with ice. I’ve added some milk froth to mine to make it extra special, it was delicious!
Rooibos Masala Chai
3 cups of water
1 cup milk
1 Cinnamon stick
2 cardamom pods, lightly crushed
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 whole peppercorns
2 Rooibos tea bags
Combine all of the above ingredients in a pot and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for +- 20 minutes.
Strain the tea through a sieve and serve.
I have flu and I feel really, really sorry for myself. This couldn’t have happened at a worst time. I’ve missed gym for two days
Well when life hands you lemons you experiment with home-made flu remedies.
I’ve made myself a steaming cup of Ginger, lemon and honey tea. Although there is no tea in it, it is drank like a tea.
The ginger heat you up from inside, the lemon is a good source of Vitamin C and the honey acts a natural cough suppressant.
Read more about the health benefits here.
4 cups of water
4 tbs of lemon juice
2 tbs grated fresh ginger
Honey to taste
Simmer the water, ginger lemon and grated fresh ginger in a pot for 15 minutes. Pour into cup and add honey to taste. You could add less or more ginger if you prefer.