Rooibos EarlRegular price $6.25
Style: Herbal Blend
Ingredients: Rooibos from South Africa, Orange Peel, 100% pure cold-pressed Oil of Bergamot from Calabria
Description: Rooibos is produced from the Aspalathus linearis shrub, also known as “red bush.” The plant is native to the Cederberg Mountains of South Africa. Once plucked and collected, the leaves are processed into a tisane. After harvest, the cut branches undergo an oxidation process similar to the processing involved in the creation of black tea; This technique brings out the rich, warm red colouring of the harvest, both in the branches and in the steep, and enhances the flavour into a full-bodied and naturally sweet cup. Many people now use it as a base for tea lattés; the natural sweetness of rooibos and the colouring of the steep hold up against milk almost as well as a black tea. This makes it an excellent caffeine-free alternative for those who still want a touch of milk (or milk alternative) and honey in their cup. A truly Italian organic, oil of Bergamot from Calabria provides the classic Earl Grey ingredient, cold-pressed from the rind of the bergamot orange, or Citrus bergamia.
Tasting Notes: This tisane is our herbal take on the classic Earl Grey tea. The steep is delicately fruity and tangy with a full-mouth flavour and a gently layered savoury sweetness. The Rooibos provides an earthy, almost woodsy foundation and a lightly sweet finish reminiscent of fresh vanilla. Bright citrus notes from both the bergamot and the orange peel uplift the steep. The crisp citrus zest compliments the Rooibos to pull a greater depth of flavour from the tisane base. A classic Earl Grey tone is certainly present, but offered from a new perspective with an infusion that is a beautiful red-amber and can be enjoyed any time of day!
*Please note this tisane is not suitable for those with allergies to citrus fruits.
Brewing Instructions: 2g per cup. 100ºC water. steep 5+ minutes.
Certified Organic | Caffeine-free