About Cape Town Rooibos:
Rooibos is a member of the legume family of plants, and is commonly used to make a tisane (herbal tea). It belongs to the Aspalathus genus of plants, which consists of more than 200 species originating in the Cedarberg mountains of South Africa. Rooibos grows exclusively in the Cedarberg Mountain region and around Clanwilliam and Citrusdal.
During summer and early autumn, the branches are hand-harvested and cut into smaller pieces. The raw Rooibos is then moistened with water, thoroughly bruised, then placed in heaps and allowed to oxidize for 8 to 24 hours. After oxidation, the herb is spread out in a special yard to dry naturally in the sun. Our handcrafted blend of Superfine grade organic Rooibos with fragrant herbs makes a golden-red brew.
Ingredients: 100% Organic Rooibos (Aspalathus Linearis), 100% Organic Chamomile, 100% Organic Spearmint, Red Rose Petals, 100% Organic Orange Peel, 100% Organic Lemon Verbena.
A combination of sweet, fruity, floral and minty flavors.
Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.
|Water Temp °F (°C)||Steep Time (minutes)||Number of Infusions||Quantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)|