Rooibos Refresher

Rooibos tea, indigenous to the Cederberg Mountains, a nearby neighbour of ZARI Sparkling grape’s South African, Western Cape heritage, is used as the base note for a refreshing summer mocktail, incorporating the flavours of lemongrass and lime.

Known for its relaxing and health-giving properties, the ideal indulgence when you want to sink into a chair and relax. With anti-inflammatory, immune boosting, and anti-ageing properties, what’s not to love about the easy to prepare, ZARI Rooibos Refresher. 

  • 2 rooibos teabags 2 lemongrass stalks, split lengthways
  • 1½ cups (375ml) boiling water
  • small handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 1 small lime, sliced
  • 2 cups (500ml) ZARI Lifestyle White
  • ¼ cup (60ml) fresh orange juice ice, to serve

1.) Place the rooibos teabags and lemongrass in a small bowl. Pour the boiling water into the bowl and allow to steep for 5 minutes. Remove the teabags from the bowl, then set aside to cool and infuse.

2.) Remove the lemongrass stalks from the cooled tea. Pour the tea into a large jug and add the basil leaves and lime slices.

3.) Top up with ZARI Lifestyle White and the orange juice. Stir gently, then serve with ice.

Servings: 4-5

Food pairing suggestions:

Mason jars add to the feel good experience. Spoil your taste buds with a delicious tea cake and iced dainty accompaniments to savour.