For the Chocolate lovers an indulgent blend of the best herbs and only naturally the best chocolate. Great on a winter evening.
Grown exclusively on the Western Cape of South Africa in the shadow of the Cederberg mountains,
Rooibos in Afrikaans is "red bush."
In Asia. it is known as "long life tea"many believe it has anti-aging effects and is taken to soothe the body's reaction to allergy's and rashes.
A Swedish botanist Carl Thunberg first saw the people of the Cape of south Africa make a tasty aromatic drink from the needle-like leaves of the wild plants specifically the rooibos plant. After harvest the plants were chopped up with axes and then bruised with heavy implements, the leaves would left to ferment before drying in the sun.
Rooibos seeds are planted during February and March. They are tended for 18 months, Upon summer harvest the leaves of the plant are trimmed and bruised ready for oxidisation, which much like the fermentation of tea allows the leaves to develop.
A green rooibos with a lighter, drier, flavour can be made from the same plant without undergoing the oxidisation process.
200 ml (about 7 ounces) of brewed Rooibos contains the following nutrients:
Iron (Fe) Essential for transport of oxygen in the blood 0.07 mg
Potassium (K) Assists certain metabolic functions 7.12 mg
Calcium (Ca) Necessary for strong teeth and bones 1.09 mg
Copper (Cu) Assists certain metabolic processes 0.07 mg
Zinc (Zn) Necessary for normal growth and development of healthy skin 0.04 mg
Magnesium (Mg) Assists a healthy nervous system and other metabolic processes 1.57 mg
Manganese (Mn) Assists metabolic processes and bone growth and development 0.04 mg
It's just one of those combinations that on paper should not work, but it more than works its a revelation, don't take our word for it try some of this
beautiful creamy chocolaty blend that warms the soul.
Origin: South Africa
Caffeine Guide: None
Antioxidant Content: Medium
Growing Altitudes: 1500 - 2500 feet above sea level
Infusion Colour: Reddish orange to full colour
Grade: Choice Grade #1
Process: Fermentation turns the leaves from green to
Aroma: Chocolate deep red and gives a slightly sweet note.
Taste: Cocoa truffle notes
Ingredients: Rooibos, Calendula Petals, Cocoa bean pieces and Natural flavours.
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The advantages of this tea is that it is decaffeinated and it is possible to obtain a definite chocolate flavour without the calories!
We had a sample size and although we did not dislike it I am not sure we will buy more at present.
Never tried this tea before but it’s shot straight into my favourites with its rich and indulgent flavour. If you like Rooibos then you should definitely try this.
I absolutely love this rooibos tea! The smell when you open the packet is just delightful and the taste is so nice with or without milk. It is very comforting, I highly recommend. Thank you for my free jasmine green tea sample!