Monday, 22 September 2014

Rooibos Cappuccino DIY!

I first tried Rooibos cappuccinos at caf├ęs as an alternative to coffee in order to avoid the caffeine and the headaches I usually get with one too many cups.

Rooibos is a type of tea leaf, made from a South African plant and has a distinct flavour and red colour when made into tea.  Rooibos cappuccino is quite alternative. To be honest, the thought of it would have scared me before moving to Pretoria as I've always considered Rooibos as a black tea and would never have tried it with milk. Rooibos is especially meaningful to the Afrikaans community, who grew up drinking this tea. It also has antioxidants and is an amazing product for children.

After I tried Rooibos cappuccino, I loved it so much that I tried my own recipe at home.  And I think I succeeded! And it's super simple, provided you have Rooibos tea bags wherever you may be!

Here it is: boil a third cup of milk. Add to a third cup of hot water and mix. Add 1 Rooibos tea bag and steep in water/milk mixture. In a small cup (espresso cup), foam about a third of the small cup's volume using a foam stick. Remove tea bag, then top Rooibos tea mixture with foam.  Finish foam with sprinkle of cinnamon and serve with honey. 

Simple, delicious and a great night time treat, especially if you want to cut back on the caffeine. ;-)