Spicy Rooibos & Fruity Cranberry Cooler

by | Feb 1, 2021

Rooibos tea is full of antioxidants, which is great for health and the immune system, hence I like to add it into my kids cool drinks. They also enjoy rooibos with a little bit of honey as a warm, soothing tea.

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 2 minutes
  • Serves: 4


  • 500 ml (2 cups) boiling water
  • 2 rooibos tea bags
  • 30 ml (2 tablespoons) honey

Drink 1 – Spicy rooibos

  • 250 ml (1 cup) rooibos tea
  • (from the base above)
  • 250 ml (1 cup) orange juice
  • 1 orange or lemon, sliced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise

Drink 2 – Fruity cranberry cooler

  • 250 ml (1 cup) rooibos tea
  • (from the base above)
  • 250 ml (1 cup) cranberry juice
  • 4 fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 4 sprigs fresh mint

Serve with:

  • 250 ml (1 cup) crushed ice or ice cubes


  • Kid-friendly glasses
  1. First make the base with the boiling water and tea bags. (Parents or guardians, please help with boiling the water and making the tea.) Leave the base until cool enough to be safe, and the tea bags have steeped to the desired strength. Stir in the honey to sweeten. Once ready, divide it in half into 2 jugs.
  2. For the spicy rooibos, add orange juice to one half of the base with the spices. Pour into 2 glasses.
  3. For the fruity cranberry cooler, add the cranberry juice to the remaining cooled-down base and pour into 2 glasses along with some strawberries and mint.
  4. Add crushed ice or ice cubes to both drinks then serve and enjoy!



The spicy rooibos works well as a warm drink too.

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