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Enjoy delicious Rooibos-infused recipes for the ultimate get-together and celebration. We're sharing a few of our favourites to inspire your next lunch or dinner menu.

Summer Christmas

By Carmen Niehaus It’s summer time in South Africa and the best way to celebrate Christmas is with a cold summer spread. Lay the table outside on the stoep in shades of natural green and blue on white and prepare nostalgic dishes which recall old memories but add an interesting twist to it. Enjoy a…

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Cookies and Cold Brew

By Carmen Niehaus Playtime makes one thirsty and hungry. Take a sip of your favourite Carmién Kiddies Cold Brew and nibble on a chocolate cluster or oats cookie. Deliciousness to the T and full of goodness that will keep you energized for any of the activities that you have planned. Even better if you invite…

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Let’s Celebrate

By Carmen Niehaus During October, we have plenty to celebrate. Summer is finally here; the rugby world cup is in full swing, and we are still spoilt with plenty of rugby to watch and to cheer for our favourite team. The best way to relax and join the World Cup festivities or to celebrate the…

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Braai Day

CELEBRATING OUR HERITAGE Braaivleis, rugby, sonneskyn and a lekker Rover Defender. Way back this popular ad was a hit and so spot on, as it still is today, even more so now during the 2023 World Rugby Cup in France. Our blood is green and we support the Bokke all the way. This month we…

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Sunshine Tart

By Carmen Niehaus Slowly but surely, we are heading towards the change of season. On the West Coast the flowers are blooming, their faces turned to the sun, ready to welcome spring and to convert the veld into a wonder world bursting with colour. An unforgettable scenery that everybody must experience once in a lifetime.…

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10 reasons to make rooibos your favourite cooking partner in the kitchen

By Carmen Niehaus It comes as no surprise that rooibos is seen as a superfood – by now it is well-known for its health benefits due to the abundance of antioxidants. But did you know that rooibos can also be your best companion in the kitchen, as they pair well with almost any type of…

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Spicy Lentil and Veggie Soup

By Carmen Niehaus In the foodie and health world, everybody is talking about good gut health nowadays. If you are on a mission to up your gut health, this soup will tick all the boxes. With plenty of veggies, it is full of prebiotic fibre for your good gut flora to feast on. One can…

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#RooibosRecipe: Super Seed Rusks by Carmen Niehaus (Airfryer-friendly)

Recipe by Carmen Niehaus. There is no better way to start your day than with a warm cuppa tea or coffee enjoyed with a crunchy rusk for dipping. These yummy seed rusks (the best I have ever tasted when it comes to gluten-free and low carb) are not only super delicious, they are super healthy…

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#RooibosRecipe: Blueberry Coconut Cake by Carmen Niehaus

Spoil Mom with lots of love and a lovely cake you specially baked for her and enjoy it with a delicious cup of tea on Mother’s Day.   Our new Passion Peach rooibos tea from our speciality pyramid range is ideal not only for brewing the perfect cup of rooibos tea with wonderful fruity flavours,…

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#RooibosRecipe: Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb

Leg of lamb, slowly roasted to perfection, was always part of our Sunday lunch menu way back when I grew up on the farm. Salt and pepper were basically the only seasoning my mom used to flavour the meat, because a Bergendal lamb grazing in the mountains, was already well-flavoured. It was always served with…

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#RooibosRecipe: West Coast Gin and Tonic by Carmen Niehaus

The West Coast’s distinctive flora serves as inspiration for unique cocktails made with Carmién’s Floral Berry and Citrus Chai gins. Adding a bag of Carmién’s Pyramid Rooibos tea blends or even a Cold Brew one makes for an interesting twist and an unforgettable G&T experience. Ideal for the Festive season. FLORAL BERRY G&T For the…

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#RooibosRecipe: Lunch Boxes for the kids by Carmen Niehaus

Packing lunch boxes for the kids that are wholesome and lekker at the same time can be quite a challenge. With our delicious and easy recipes which are also ready in a jiffy, there is no need for panic anymore. And if all these goodies are packed in a quirky animal-printed lunch bag and water…

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#RooibosRecipe: Deluxe Nutty Wholewheat Rusks by Carmen Niehaus

There is no better way to unwind than taking a moment to sit down for a good cup of rooibos and enjoy it with a nutty rusk that you can dunk into it. Carmién Tea is known for their innovative tea blends and quite new in the range is their Calm rooibos tea – a…

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#RooibosRecipe: Piña Colada with a twist by Carmen Niehaus

Carmién’s latest cold brew rooibos tea, Coco Pine is ideal to add extra deliciousness to the worlds’ most popular drink, Piña Colada. With-in no time you can impress your guests with a tasty twist on an old-time favourite. The Coco Pine Cold Brew is just as good to drink as a natural instant cold drink…

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#RooibosRecipe: Red Velvet Berry Tea Cake by Carmen Niehaus

There is no better way of welcoming spring than with a red velvet cake decorated with vibrant wild flowers. To complement the cake, enjoy a flavorsome cup of flower rooibos tea with it. For my special flower cake, I choose the Floral Berry from the Carmién Tea pyramid tea range. RED VELVET BERRY TEA CAKE…

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#RooibosRecipe: Calming Moon Milk

Suffering from stress and insomnia? Take a new look at a cup of warm milk. An age-old remedy for new generation stress. Many of us grew up with a glass of hot milk and honey in the evening to help us sleep better. Forward a decade or more and milky drinks are once again a…

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#RooibosRecipe: Espresso Date Balls by Carmen Niehaus

I can hardly think of anyone who does not like a good old date ball from time to time. Nowadays I often see them in farm stalls and I am always tempted to buy some. But now I have taken that recipe and given it a bit of a facelift, no more margarine and sugar…

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#RooibosRecipe: Sponge Dumplings by Carmen Niehaus

Sponge dumplings or sponskluitjies bring back a bit of nostalgia and good memories to me. I remember the sponskluitjies my mom used to make for us frequently during the wintertime for Sunday lunch’s pudding. It was my grandmother’s, Ouma Carmen’s, recipe that she always used. The sponge dumplings were carefully spooned into a super-sweet cinnamon…

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#RooibosRecipe: Braai Sauce by Carmen Niehaus

Make sure your next braai is an unforgettable one by marinating your meat in this flavoursome sauce. Not only it will give a wonderful flavour to the meat, but will also tenderize it. ROOIBOS BRAAI SAUCE The combination of various Carmién Tea infused rooibos teas help to create an interesting flavour profile to this versatile…

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#RooibosRecipe: Citrus Chai Old Fashioned

In celebration of Father’s Day on the 19th of June, we asked our team to come up with the perfect cocktail for dad – the ultimate Old Fashioned, the Carmién way. First you’ll prepare a Citrus Chai Rooibos & Honey Syrup: 3 Citrus Chai teabags 2 tablespoons Citrus Honey 200 ml Water Boil 200 ml…

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#RooibosRecipe: Overnight Tiramisu Oats by Carmen Niehaus

These overnight oats are ideal to have on hand if you are in a hurry and do not have enough time to prepare breakfast. All the ingredients are thrown together and soaked overnight. Carmién Red Mocha rooibos tea with its real coffee bean nibs adds a wonderful coffee-like flavour to the oats while the Carmién…

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#RooibosRecipe: Energy Seed Bars by Carmen Niehaus

These bars are packed with almonds and a variety of seeds, ideal for a quick on-the-go energy booster and the perfect lunch box or work-out treat. A big bonus is the rooibos powder with its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which add extra goodness to the bars by helping to boost the immune system. The added…

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#RooibosRecipe: Portuguese Custard Tartlets by Carmen Niehaus

This is my take on the popular Portuguese tartlets that are quite similar to our very own South African milk tart, except they are flavoured with a sweet syrup slowly added to the filling before it is baked. I prefer using phyllo pastry and make the syrup with a Zesty Lemon rooibos tea syrup, brand…

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#RooibosRecipe: Braaied Chicken with Pap by Carmen Niehaus

Chicken is very popular to braai as is the krummelpap to serve with it. This no-cook braai sauce is popular in South African households. INGREDIENTS NO-COOK BRAAI SAUCE 6 Carmien Revive green rooibos (with ginger & chilli) 500 ml (2 c) boiling water 45 ml (3 T) oil 250 ml (1 c) chutney 200 ml…

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#RooibosRecipe: Green Smoothie

Our brand new, innovative green rooibos powders are the perfect daily dose of immune boosting superfoods to add to your favourite drinks or snacks. It’s an ideal instant mix for shakes and smoothies or simply sprinkle over your cereal. Great for baking or cooking too! Here’s delicious, easy to make smoothie recipe for you to…

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Velvet Butternut Soup

Sweet potato added to this butternut soup gives it a slight sweet taste that works beautifully with the hint of orange and curry. Makes about 3,5 litre soup Preparation time; 10 min Cooking time: 45 min INGREDIENTS 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed oil 15 ml (1 T) roasted masala 1 kg butternut chunks…

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#RooibosRecipe: Citrus Chai Hot Cross Buns

Celebrate Easter the right way – try these delicious Citrus Chai Hot Cross Buns! Ingredients 1 cup water 3 Citrus Chai teabags 1 pack instant dry yeast 3 tbsp sugar 4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1/3 cup milk 1 egg 1 tsp salt 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground nutmeg 1/2…

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