Rooibos (South African Red Bush) and Lavender Tea
10 mins (cooking 10)
4 ingredients
4 servings
Yesterday I was going through the drive-through coffee hut and saw a brand of tea of which I was not familiar. The brand is Zhena's Gypsy Tea and one of her "specialteas" is one marketed as Red Bush Lavender Tea. Here is my copycat version of this mild-tasting herbal tea. Red Bush (in Afrikaans: Rooibos) is available online and in some natural food stores and gourmet shops. describes red bush tea as: : "Rooibos (pronounced roy-boss) has been used for its medicinal properties in South Africa since the early 1900’s. South Africans attribute the plant with several positive benefits including headache relief, reduced allergic reactions, and even colic relief in babies. Scientists have found Rooibos to be beneficial in the treatment of liver diseases, diabetes mellitus, certain skin disorders, and cataracts". Caffeine-free and low in tannins.

Categories:  <-15-mins , copycat , easy , african , quick , beverages , time-to-make , novelty ,
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Serving Size (1.75 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 0.0 Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 0.0mg 0.0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0.0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.0 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.0%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 0.0mg% Iron 0.0mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
red, tea leaves, fresh lavender, lemon slice