Rooibos Recipes

Rooibos Syrup

Rooibos Syrup Anida van der Spuy

2 litres (8 x 250 ml) water

  • 5 Rooibos tea bags
  • 50 ml honey
  • 280 g (350 ml) white sugar
  • 20 ml lemon juice
  • 10 ml vanilla essence


Combine all the ingredients, except the vanilla essence, in a large saucepan. Stir over low heat until all the sugar has dissolved. Boil over moderate heat for 45 to 50 minutes until reduced and syrupy.

Remove the tea bags. Add the vanilla essence.

Allow the syrup to cool before using.

Makes about 300 to 350 ml

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