Earl Grey Rooibos
Ingredients: Rooibos, Cornflower petals, Natural flavours.
Country of origin: South Africa / Albania, Cederberg / Tirana
Caffeine content: Naturally Caffeine free
Antioxidant Level: High
Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, No artificial colours or flavours.
Prep: 1 heaped teaspoon of tea. 100°C for 5-7 min
Description: Natural bergamot oil enhances the flavours in this luxury South African Rooibos for a delicious twist on a traditional flavour. The citrusy taste of our Earl Grey is from the addition of natural organic bergamot oil. The bergamot orange is a type of aromatic citrus fruit that is usually grown in the Mediterranean. Bergamot oil is extracted from the skin of the bergamot fruit. We also generously decorate with blue cornflowers.
Earl Grey tea is that most British of drinks. So much so that its alleged namesake is the British Prime Minister of the time. There are several apocryphal tales as to how and why Earl Grey came to be named after a British Prime Minister, was it in thanks for removing the monopoly of the East India Company on importing tea from China? The mystery surrounding the origin of this tea only adds to its allure.
Interesting side note. We source this tea from a town called Howick, also a village in Northumberland and ancestral home of Earl Grey. Yes the town in South Africa is named after the Earl!
The ultimate in warmth and relaxation, this rooibos tea is not only delicious, its packed with antioxidants, polyphenols and essential minerals. What's more, it's naturally caffeine-free. This makes it perfect for easing into a morning, wiling away an afternoon, or settling into your evening.
The brewed cup is a soothing deep red infusion with tobacco and vanilla overtones. Low in tannins this is a very easy to drink cuppa. As this is top quality Rooibos you can get 2 brews from one scoop meaning you get 40 first infusions from a 100g pack but you can get as many as 80.
Luxury grade Rooibos (Latin: Aspalathus linearis) grows only in the Cederberg district of the Western Cape province of South Africa. It was discovered more than 300 years ago by inhabitants of the region, who found it could be brewed into a refreshing, nutritious tea. In south Africa it is often drunk for medicinal purposes. BTW we pronounce it roy-boss.
Serving Suggestion: Steve enjoys his chilled, Liza likes a sliver of lemon but it can also be drunk with milk, honey or vanilla.
For iced drinks either cold brew overnight or brew as for hot but use more tea leaves to make a more intense flavour.