Turn to Rooibos to boost your immunity

Spicy Rooibos Tea

Stay healthy as winter tightens its grip. A recent survey reveals that when the sniffles arrive, South Africans do three things -- load up on Vitamin C, rest more and sip on a hot cup of Rooibos tea.  Rooibos is known for its powerful antioxidant, immune-boosting and antiviral effects – and it’s delicious too.



A cup of strong Rooibos

1 tsp of lemon

1 tsp of honey

½ tsp of preferably fresh ginger (try a full tsp if it’s not too strong for you)

A pinch of cayenne pepper

Pour boiling water into a cup or mug, add one Rooibos teabag and let it steep for at least 5 to 6 minutes. Add a teaspoon of lemon, honey, ginger and a pinch of cayenne pepper.

Optional extras: a slice of orange and some star anise