We would recommend to brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
Can’t wait for the summer to come? Why not ready yourself with our very own Rooibos Stracciatella Ice Cream Tea? Bringing the South African sun to your morning cup, this blend can offer more than just a reminder of warmer weather! With its gorgeous aroma of creamy vanilla and chocolate, it doesn’t matter if you are splayed out on the beach on a hot summer’s day or tucked up in bed on a cold winter’s night – this blend is guaranteed to delight!
Rooibos loose leaf tea has been growing steadily in popularity as tea drinkers across the world explore its delicious and nutritious value. The term ‘Rooibos’ is Afrikaans for ‘Red Bush’, a South African shrub only grown in the Cederberg mountain region of South Africa. Commonly referred to as ‘red bush’ or ‘red tea’, Rooibos is commonly mistaken as a product from the Camellia Sinensis plant. In fact, Rooibos originates from the native Broom Like Aspalathus Linearis plant, meaning it is, in fact, not a tea at all! Despite this, Rooibos Tea has been nurtured by the tea industry over the course of centuries, allowing it to thrive on its own accord.
Its story begins with the Khoisans – a group of indigenous tribes found within the region. Before European settlers first stepped foot on the African continent, Rooibos was used for herbal tea remedies and later progressed to be a choice drink among the many tribes. As the Khoisan people began to dwindle with colonial intervention, it seemed the Rooibos story might end.
It was not 1772 that botanist, Carl Humberg, rediscovered the leaves and revived a more widespread interest in the tea-like drink. By the Second World War, Rooibos exploded onto the market as importing tea from the Asian continent became increasingly more difficult. Rooibos loose tea was sold as an herbal alternative, but even so, retailers still had problems due to the high price of rooibos seeds, which rose due to the plant’s scarcity during this time. Later in 1968, Rooibos Tea took an incredible turn with the publication of Annique Theron’s book on the health benefits of this incredible beverage. This led to countless scientific studies conducted over the course of the past 40 years, with demand for rooibos tea since increasing by more than fifty percent. From its humble beginnings in the mountains of South Africa, Rooibos Tea’s popularity has now spread across to other African, Asian, European and even American countries.
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Rooibos Tea.
Origin: The Cederberg Region, South Africa.
Ingredients: Rooibos Tea, marshmallows, cocoa peel, white chocolate pieces, natural flavouring and white cornflower blossoms.
Brewing Guide: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 8 to 10 minutes.
How to Serve: Best served without milk. Can be chilled to create a delicious summertime Iced Tea.
Tasting Notes: Very fragrant Aromas and Tastes of Vanilla and Chocolate.
Colour in Cup: Bright dark red liquor in cup
Contains Allergens: Soy Lecitin, Milk Powder.
Health Benefits of Rooibos Tea: Renowned for its outstanding health benefits with many scientific studies conducted every year. Consumed alongside a healthy and active lifestyle, Rooibos leaf tea can offer improved cardiovascular and bone health, Antispasmodic properties, and even lower risks of premature aging! Rooibos Herbal Tea also said to contain rare nutrients like Quercetin and Bioflavonoids that assist in good blood circulation and obstruct haemorrhaging.
- TypeRooibos Tea
- Health PointsDetox, Digestive, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
- Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
- OptionsLoose Tea
- Time of DayBreakfast, Afternoon, Evening