I am an avid tea drinker and my palate likes the effect.
So I have made and enjoyed it in the evenings as a Rooibos cappuccino. Delicious. And great for people who simply do not like coffee and otherwise always have to depend only on a teabag in the cup. I will buy again.
I really like espresso, and this seemed like an interesting way to drink it when I donâ€™t want caffeine. The texture is very similar to coffee espresso!
I first had this when my mom bought me a "Red Cappuccino" from a Woolworths cafe. I was intrigued as I had honestly never had this or even heard of a Cappuccino made South Africa's very own rooibos plant. Well calling it delicious does not even begin to describe the taste, mixed with honey and cinnamon, this drink has a reminder of coffee without the accompanying jitters and anxiety after having a cup or two too many. The taste is smooth and velvety, almost creamy and can easily replace coffee any day. 5/5 would drink again.
My daughters do not consume fruit juices or cold drinks. They have only had water, rooibos and a few home made herbal teas from a very young age and were quite particular about which rooibos they would drink. They preferred five roses and one or two others when it came to the tea bags but once I started brewing red espresso for them, they say that the tea bag versions are too weak and that it doesn't even taste like Mum's rooibos unless they get a red espresso cappuccino at a restaurant...then they are happy. It is our go to drink for any ailment they may complain about. I do hope that with rising prices of everything that we will always be able to afford our red espresso as it is packed with goodness that you can feel. I have to get a bigger brewing pot soon for the whole family.