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Hello everybody. Welcome to our look at a wonderful little herbal tea blend using rooibos tea and a little bit of ginger root.
What Is Rooibos And Ginger Tea? Ginger rooibos tea is an herbal infusion created by mixing ginger tea with rooibos, or redbush tea. Steeping both of these ingredients in very hot water will result in a healthy herbal tea blend that spotlights the best flavors of both rooibos and ginger root.
If you are just interested in a great example of ginger rooibos tea then I recommend Tealyra Rooibos Ginger Hibiscus Loose-Leaf Tea(*affiliate program), available on Amazon. The added hibiscus does change the flavor but finding just packaged ginger and rooibos tea is tricky.
Join us as we dive a little deeper into ginger rooibos tea and find out how to make a quick cup, what it should taste like and answer some popular questions about this herbal tea blend.
The Ginger Rooibos Tea Experience
What Is Ginger Rooibos Tea Good For?
Rooibos Ginger tea is great for a whole multitude of reasons. For starters, you get the combined benefits of both rooibos tea and ginger tea all in one cup.
But one of the biggest reasons that people blend ginger with their rooibos tea is for the taste. Rooibos tea is an acquired taste, it is quite earthy on its own and can be off-putting for someone who is not an experienced tea drinker.
By adding ginger to rooibos you give the herbal tea blend a familiar kick in the pants from the unique flavor of the ginger.
Because ultimately what ginger rooibos tea is good for is that same thing that most teas are good for and that is having a healthy flavorful beverage to drink. If blending flavors makes that tea more palatable and more accessible then that is worth mixing the flavors in its own right.
How To Make Ginger Rooibos Tea
Ginger and rooibos tea is a pretty straight forward two tea blend. The only thing that you need to watch out for is overdoing it with the ginger since it will overpower the rooibos if you get heavy-handed with it.
Both rooibos and ginger root are heard ingredients so you don’t need to worry too much about the water temperature although I like to keep it under boiling for all my teas.
An electric temperature controlled kettle is great for this, I use the HadinEEon Variable Temperature Electric Kettle(*affiliate link) for most of my teas. Although I tend to use a traditional kettle for ginger tea since I boil the ginger root right in the kettle.
Use Good Quality Water
I try and fit this into most articles when I am discussing how to make a cup of tea because it is one of the most overlooked reasons why your tea might not taste as good as it should.
Use good quality spring water or filtered tap water for all your teas. Rooibos and ginger tea won’t be affected as much by lower quality water but it is still a good habit to have when making any cup of tea.
A more delicate tea, like a sencha green tea, will be very influenced by the type of water you use. Just something to keep in mind.
Easy Rooibos And Ginger Tea Tea
With most ginger tea blends I like to infuse the boiling water with fresh ginger slices and then pour it over the rooibos teabags or loose leaf rooibos tea.
I find this gives me a great flavorful cup of tea and really draws out the flavor of the ginger root very well.
- A teaspoon of rooibos tea or 1 rooibos tea bag
- 2 slices of fresh ginger boiled with the water. Or use 1 ginger teabag.
- Steep the rooibos tea in the ginger-infused water for about 5-10 minutes at a water temperature of 205°F/96°C
- Steep covered and enjoy your rooibos and ginger herbal blend
That is all there is to it. You can add whatever you like to make it your own cup and using this method you can create numerous ginger tea blends just by steeping your tea in ginger-infused water.
If you decide to use ginger tea bags then you should expect to have the overall flavor tilt more towards the ginger flavor over the rooibos flavor in my experience.
I typically don’t drink a lot of rooibos tea or rooibos blends so a regular-sized bag tends to last a while for me. I typically use Positively Tea Company Organic Loose Leaf Rooibos Tea(*affiliate link), available on Amazon.
But as I said I have not bought a whole lot of different brands so find one that suits you the best.
You can find fresh ginger at any grocery store, but if you want a ginger tea bag then I recommend Buddha Teas Organic Ginger Tea Bags(*affiliate link).
What Does Rooibos And Ginger Tea Taste Like?
I find rooibos tea to be a bit on the bland side. It can easily be overwhelmed if you overdo it with the amount of ginger you add to your tea. So be careful to get the balance just right.
A Nice Peppery Spiciness At Its Base
The ginger root tea really shines in this herbal infusion. I find rooibos to be a bit bland by itself but the unique flavor of the ginger root really brings a little bit of zing to this herbal blend.
Rooibos And Ginger Tea Is Slightly Sweet
There is a slight sweetness that comes from the rooibos tea but it is very subtle and might not be perceptible to some. But I still feel like it is an important part of the overall flavor profile of this herbal blend.
With A Smoky Earthy Flavor
The rooibos tea brings a smokey earthy flavor to the blend. On its own this can be a bit off-putting if you are not expecting this from your rooibos tea, the ginger root does help smooth out the earthy flavor a bit but you can still taste quite a bit of the smokey taste.
Rooibos Ginger Tea is a Little Bitter As Well
There is a slight bitterness to ginger rooibos tea. That comes from the rooibos tea for the most part. The ginger tea helps smooth out the infusion but there is still a slight bitterness.
What Does Rooibos Ginger Tea Smell Like?
I never thought that rooibos tea has a very distinct aroma. Once you blend it with ginger root tea the aroma is dominated by the ginger with only a hint of the earthy aroma of the rooibos.
Rooibos Ginger Tea Related Questions
Is There Caffeine In Rooibos Ginger Tea?
Rooibos Ginger Tea is naturally caffeine-free making it a great option for a refreshing herbal tea near bedtime as it won’t affect your sleep patterns.
The ginger makes this blend a good option in the morning as well. The spiciness will give you a little wake-up call without the caffeine content.
Does Rooibos And Ginger Tea Have Calories?
Rooibos And Ginger Tea is naturally calorie-free. Or at least close enough that they are negligible. This makes it a wonderful option for just about any diet and for fasting, which we will get into next.
Ginger rooibos tea is also carbohydrate and sugar-free, plus you get all the benefits of both rooibos tea and ginger root tea.
Can You Drink Rooibos Ginger Tea While Intermittent Fasting?
Roobios Ginger Tea is a very good choice for anyone who lives a fasting lifestyle. You can occasionally replace water with a nice cup of rooibos ginger tea, but water should remain the prominent beverage during your fasting window.
Where Can You Buy Rooibos Ginger Tea?
I was unable to find a packaged version of this tea. The best way to experience this tea is to make it yourself.
I recommend fresh ginger and Positively Tea Company Organic Loose Leaf Rooibos Tea(*affiliate link), available on Amazon, to make a great cup of this wonderful herbal tea blend.
The Rooibos Ginger Tea Finish
That brings us to the end of our look at ginger rooibos tea. While I love just about anything blended with ginger this is not going to make my top 10 for herbal tea blends.
I have never been a huge fan of rooibos and even the ginger root can’t make it that much better. It’s not bad but I would describe it as an average tea blend.
But don’t despair this will be a great herbal blend for a lot of people who enjoy the taste and you can craft plenty of other ginger tea blends that might be more your tastes.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day