Rooibos Earl Grey Tea
We would recommend to brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
This is a combination of Rooibos Herbal Tea and bergamot oil, the classic ingredient in Earl Grey. It boasts herbaceous flavours with distinctive citrusy hints. There is nothing quite like it. ts is also caffeine-free, low in tannins, and contains a wealth of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. We pack it fresh to order here in our Kent-based factory.
What is Rooibos?
Rooibos Tea is a herb that grows exclusively in the Cederberg region of South Africa. It comes from the perennial Aspalathus linearis plant, a member of the Fabaceae (Legume) family. This plant can reach heights of up to 3 feet (0.9 metres) and has thin, needle-like leaves. It's these leaves used in the making of Rooibos Earl Grey Tea.
Indigenous South Africans have consumed this herb for centuries. The Khoisan tribes, in particular, have long had a close association with it. These people, as well as the herb itself, experience some of the harshest conditions of the African continent. Temperatures in the region can dip below zero in the winter and above 40°C in the summer.
Rooibos Tea History
The Khoisan people were the first to recognise Rooibos Tea benefits. However, their discoveries were nearly forgotten after the colonisation of South Africa. During the 18th Century, the British and Dutch encroached on Khoisan territory, leading to their rapid decline. As these tribes became less widespread across the Cederberg region, so too did Rooibos.
In 1772, a Swedish botanist named Carl Thunberg rediscovered the herb. In 1904, Benjamin Ginsberg, a Russian immigrant with ties to the Tea industry, repopularised its consumption. During the Second World War (1939-1945), the British imported it to counter the country's Tea shortage. By the 1960s, a South African mother named Annique Theron began studying Rooibos Tea benefits. Today, sales of this marvellous herb have increased by over 50%.
Type of Tea: Herbal Tea.
Origin: The Cederberg region, Western Cape province, South Africa.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 5 to 10 minutes.
How to Serve: Some add honey, some add lemon. Most, however, serve it without any accompaniments. The choice is, of course, yours.
Tasting Notes: Rooibos Earl Grey Tea has herbaceous overtones and citrusy undertones.
Colour in Cup: Ruby liquor, dark in tone.
Health Benefits of Rooibos Earl Grey Tea
This tea can provide relief from headaches, insomnia, asthma and, most famously, mild allergies. It contains high levels of iron, calcium, potassium, copper, manganese, zinc, magnesium and alpha hydroxy acid. Its beneficial antioxidants, meanwhile, include nothofagin and aspalathin, which can combat free radicals in the body.
This slows the natural, though harmful, process of oxidation, which in turn reduces the risks of developing several chronic conditions. Studies suggest it can improve cardiovascular health and even prevent colic in babies.
Health PointsCholesterol, Detox, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening