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(recipe, Liz Scott)
Rooibos, meaning “red bush,” is a plant native to South Africa that’s used to make herbal tea. Its high levels of antioxidants and its somewhat sweet, nutty flavor have contributed to its recent popularity. Nearly all tea manufacturers now make some type of rooibos tea, sometimes flavored with other herbs or fruit. Look for the plain rooibos so as not to interfere with the complexity of flavors in this recipe. Delicious on its own as an iced tea, here rooibos combines with a medley of bold fruit juices and a hint of pepper and vanilla to replicate the characteristics of Spanish Rioja wines. This makes a wonderful accompaniment to beef and other hearty meals.