Flavory with a floral and fruity bouquet; perfumy lavender notes. Inspired by the ‘joie de vivre’ of France.
Country of Origin: South Africa
Grade: Choice #1
Altitude: 1500-2500 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: Fermentation turns the leaves from green to deep red and gives a slightly sweet note
Cup Characteristics: Flavory with a floral and fruity bouquet; perfumy lavender notes. Inspired by the ‘joie de vivre’ of France
Infusion: Reddish orange to full color (depends on brewing time and quantity used)
Ingredients: Luxury rooibos, Rosehips, Currants, Rose Petals, Lavender, Raisins, Rose leaves, Blueberry, Natural flavours
Hot 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 3-7 minutes. Pour into your cup, add milk and sugar to taste.
An old French saying has it that to spend an afternoon in Provence is to spend an afternoon in heaven itself. The reason for this lies in its altitude above the Mediterranean, crisp clean air and lush foliage. Provence literally teems with gardens, pastures and woodlands. A walk down one of its many country roads will have you stopping to pick wild strawberries, herbs, spices and especially flowers. The abundance of both wild and cultivated flowers growing along the roadside gives the very air of Provence the aroma of a natural perfumery.
In a word, Provence is an intoxicating and tranquil place. (Ok, that was 2 words, but it helps illustrate our next point!) We have decided to replicate the experience of a walk in Provence by developing a tea that is at once heady, full of floral character and superbly mellow. We believe that this blend of caffeine free Rooibos and fresh Lavender does just the trick.
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
-Fluoride (F) Necessary for strong teeth and bones – 0.22 mg
-Manganese (Mn) Assists metabolic processes and bone growth and development – 0.04 mg
-Sodium (Na) Necessary for fluid and acid-base balance – 6.16 mg