- Sweet and sultry peach notes accentuate fruity rooibos – a medley that lifts you to peach heaven.
- USDA certified organic.
- Luxury organic black tea with organic natural flavors.
- One 50 gram bag is enough for about 22 cups of this fruit tea.
The story of Rooibos starts around the turn of the century in South Africa’s beautiful Cedarberg region. It was the locals of the area who first discovered that the fine needle like leaves of the wild “Aspalathus Linearis” plant made a tasty aromatic tea and it was they who first harvested the plants, chopped them with axes and bruised them with hammers leaving them to ferment before drying in the sun. Cedarburg’s microclimate and coarse sandy soil are perfectly suited to this unique species of plant. Unique plants around the world are often only found in certain areas and it is only in South Africa’s Cape Province that rooibos grows in its natural state.
Today of course, rooibos is cultivated rather than collected from the wild and due to demand; plantations are starting up in other areas of South Africa. Rooibos is an herb that contains no caffeine and those that consume Rooibos have claimed that it has a soothing effect on headaches, disturbed sleeping patterns and digestive problems.
Rooibos seeds are planted in February and March and tended for 18 months after which they are harvested. Cut Rooibos is bound and milled to a uniform length then bruised between rollers to trigger the fermentation process, which results in the characteristic flavor and sweet aroma.
Hot tea brewing Method:
Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of Rooibos for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the pot, cover and let steep for 2-4 minutes. Pour into your cup; add milk and sugar to taste.
Cold tea brewing Method:
(to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons of Rooibos into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the Rooibos. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the Rooibos into the serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top-up with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste.