Rooibos Loose Tea

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Rooibos Loose Tea

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Item No. MSTR314708
£6.50 - £12.00

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    • Loose Tea Pouch, 100g
      £6.50
    • Loose Tea Caddy, 100g
      £12.00

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  • Description
    Malty and moreish with a smooth honey-sweetness, our herbal rooibos is deliciously flavoursome and naturally caffeine free. Most of the tea you'll taste comes from the Camellia sinensis plant, but rooibos is a whole other story: it's cultivated solely in the Cederberg mountains of South Africa where it's grown on small bushes producing green, needle like leaves. The name “rooibos” or “red bush” tea refers to the deep russet colour of the leaves after the process of oxidation, highlighting their naturally rich, treacle-toned taste.
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TEA TYPE

Rooibos

TASTE PROFILE

Malty and sweet, with a hint of honey

FOOD PAIRING

Ginger cake – spiciness complements sweet, malty flavour and notes of orange

Numerology

NO.

31

We’ve given our signature rooibos the number 31 – the temperature in Clanwilliam, South Africa, when the tea is harvested at the height of summer. It’s thirsty work!

Brew the Perfect cup

Teaspoons (2 grams)

2

1 cup

200ml water

100 degrees

time

3-5 mins

Origin: South Africa

Herbal rooibos and honeybush are unique to the Cederberg Mountains in South Africa, where they've been harvested by Khoisan tribes for centuries. The leaves are usually processed in a similar way to black tea, giving a fruity, caffeine-free infusion.

South African "Red Bush" Tea

Rooibos – a bush grown on the mountains of South Africa – has long been harvested to create a herbal infusion, with a smooth, treacle-toned taste. Seventeenth-century Dutch settlers soon developed a taste for the drink as a handy substitute for tea, but local bushmen had already passed down the secret of rooibos for generations. The leaves undergo a similar process to black tea, being oxidised for a distinctive reddish-brown colour and malty flavour. Occasionally, rooibos is produced in a more similar manner to green tea: you'll find this unusual "green" rooibos in our Rainforest Rooibos blend.