We would recommend to brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
Rooibos Gingerbread and Orange Biscuit Tea is a South African Herbal Tea teeming with character and charm. Although often associated with all things Christmas, this delectable infusion makes for an excellent choice no matter the time of year. Enjoy it as a steaming hot brew in the middle of winter or a cooling Iced Tea in the summer. The choice is yours.
But what, exactly, can Rooibos, Gingerbread and Orange Biscuit offer? With delicious, exotic ingredients such as pepper and coriander, it boasts a taste unlike any other. From the very first sip, in fact, you can expect herbaceous overtones with spicy, fruity hints. Additionally, and like all types of Rooibos Loose Tea, this beverage comes with extraordinary benefits.
When enjoyed as part of an already healthy and active lifestyle, Rooibos, Gingerbread and Orange Biscuit can improve life in small yet significant ways. From allergy relief to improve cardiovascular health; weight loss promotion to a reduced risk of diabetes, this brew has it all! We pack it fresh to order here at our Kent-based factory, ensuring not only quality but also consistency.
The Story of Rooibos
Rooibos has grown exclusively in the Cederberg Region of South Africa, located in the Western Cape Province, for thousands of years. Subjected to temperatures below zero in winter and above 40°C in the summer, it’s a particularly hardy plant - known botanically as Aspalathus linearis. It’s a member of the Fabaceae (Legume) family, and has long been used to create Redbush Tea.
The indigenous Khoisan people, in particular, have applied Benefits of Rooibos Tea to their daily lives for centuries. However, the plant became all but forgotten for a time following the European colonisation of South Africa during the late 1700s. As British and Dutch settlers encroached on Khoisan land, their culture and way of life faded into obscurity - and with it, Rooibos Tea.
It wasn’t until a Swedish botanist named Carl Thunberg rediscovered the plant that it came to light once more. Ultimately, this brought about a revived and, indeed, a more widespread interest in the drink. Hundreds of years later, during the Second World War (1939-1945), Rooibos Tea became a popular alternative to so-called ‘regular’ Tea. Yet the most important moment in its history was yet to come.
Type of Tea: Herbal Tea.
Origin: Rooibos from Cederberg, Western Cape Province, South Africa.
Ingredients: Rooibos, Almond Pieces, Pistachios, Orange Peel, Coriander, Pink Peppercorns. (Contains Allergen: Nuts - Almonds.)
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 5 to 10 minutes.
How to Serve: Best served without additions.
Tasting Notes: Enjoy herbaceous flavours with spicy and citrusy notes.
Colour in Cup: Reddy-golden liquor, dark in tone.
Health Benefits of this Tea
This infusion is caffeine-free and low in tannins, making it an excellent choice for anyone looking for a ‘regular’ Tea alternative. Furthermore, it contains a wealth of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. This includes alpha hydroxy acid, aspalathin, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium and zinc.
Combined, these chemical compounds can combat free radicals in the body, the product of natural, though harmful, human oxidation. In doing so, Rooibos, Gingerbread and Orange Biscuit can reduce the risk of developing several chronic conditions.
- TypeRooibos Tea
- Health PointsCholesterol, Digestive, Hydration, Relaxing, Weight Loss
- Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
- OptionsLoose Tea
- Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon