• Rooibos and star anise jelly is a curious cross between jelly and punch, but it’s certainly delicious. The natural sweetness of Rooibos is delicious with slightly more bitter star anise, and the two make a lovely soft pudding. This is a great dessert for a summer evening. 

    Rooibos and star anise jelly

    Serves: Makes 500ml
    Cooking Time: 20 mins


    • 2 rooibos teabags
    • 500ml (2 cups) boiling water
    • 6 star anise
    • 10ml (2 tsp) pink peppercorns
    • 2 cinnamon quills
    • 15ml (1 tbsp) honey
    • 6 (10g) gelatine leaves
    • salt, to taste



    Place the teabags and water in a jug to brew. Set aside for 10 minutes.


    Pour the rooibos tea into a pot over medium heat and add the star anise, peppercorns, cinnamon and honey. Bring to a gentle simmer and season.


    Soak the gelatine in water to soften, drain and add to the simmering liquid. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and pour into sterilised jars. Refrigerate to set.