Some call it CoffTea, YuanYang, Spreeze, TeaFee, KopiCham all names for Coffee and Tea Specialty served around the World. We've adapted this recipe to use Rooibos Tea, so we're calling it a Rooibos Java.
When you are in the need for some caffeine and coffee, but still looking for the smooth flavor of Indalo Rooibos Tea, try them mixed together. No need to go to the Store to buy an over-priced drink. Make it yourself in the comfort of your home, and see what all the fuss is about.
- Make a pot of your favorite coffee (Press or Pour Over works best using an Espresso Roast or French Roast*)
- Pour the hot coffee into your favorite cup, approximately 3/4 full.
- Dunk an Indalo Rooibos Tea Bag into the coffee and let it steep for 3 - 6 minutes. Stir the coffee and Indalo Tea. (Some recipes call for you to over-steep the tea for at least six minutes instead of the usual three to four minutes to create a stronger taste that counter the thick, sweet milk component). Experiment to see how you prefer it.
- Make an Indalo Tea Espresso Shot (which is naturally strong) and mix with your Coffee
- Add 1/2 cup of evaporated milk** and 1 to 2 teaspoons of sugar. You can adjust the amount of milk and sugar to suit your taste. (The Rooibos Java bitter notes that are matched by the sweetness and thickness of the milk. If the Rooibos Java tastes too astringent because of the over-steeped tea, you can sweeten by adding more condensed milk, or sugar). Add ice if you prefer a cold drink.
Above instructions are for using Indalo Rooibos Tea Espresso for this recipe.
Above instructions are for using Indalo Rooibos Tea Bags for this recipe.
Experiment to see what combination you prefer, and adjust to your preference. Start with 1:1 ratio of coffee to tea. You may prefer less coffee and more tea, or vice versa. Some suggestions I have seen, recommend 7 parts tea to 3 parts coffee. Find your happy place between the two.
We hope you enjoy, and get to share Indalo Rooibos Tea with your friends and family.
* Or just use your favorite coffee
**Can substitute for condensed milk, I don't recommend adding sugar
Tip: Heat Condensed Milk/ Evaporated Milk in Microwave (make sure Microwave is at 50 % Power) for approximately 2 minutes.