South African Wild Rooibos

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Regular price £6.99
(17p per cup)

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The real South African Red Bush. Beyond organic, this Rooibos is harvested completely wild in its indigenous habitat in the Cederberg Mountains.

Naturally caffeine free.

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RC
02 January 2021
Rachelle C.
United States United States
Robus and Sweet. Delicious!

Robust and sweet. I love coffee but can't drink too much because of caffein. I drink this Rooibos (and mix it with Rare Indian Tulsi) for a robust tea without caffein. It's a delicious treat I can enjoy anytime.

JB
17 December 2020
Jennifer B.
United States United States
Perfect for cold nights

This is a really lovely rooibos with deep caramel notes and a big flavor. Perfect for curling up on the couch with on a winter night. It's become the go-to evening infusion in my household -- even for my husband, who is not usually much of a tea drinker. Highly recommended!

MS
11 December 2020
Mrs S.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Sue S

A pure sweet taste

VC
10 December 2020
Vikki C.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Wild rooibos tea

This was fabulous, uplifting and refreshing.

SH
23 November 2020
Sareh H.
United States United States
Smooth and Bright

This is my favorite rooibos! So much flavor and such a smooth tea.

South African Wild Rooibos
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South African Wild Rooibos
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South African Wild Rooibos

Tasting Notes

A richly delicious infusion with deep earthy notes, bright red berries and cedar. Can be beautifully enhanced by the addition of a twist of lemon zest.

If you enjoy sweetening your tea, Rooibos turns to caramel with a delicate drop of maple syrup.

Quantity

Use 2.5g of leaf per 150ml of water.

Temperature

For the optimum infusion use 100°C (212°F) water.

Time

Infuse for 1 - 3 minutes, tasting regularly.

Infusions

You can infuse this tea at least twice. With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.

Cost Per Cup

17p per cup based on 2.5g of tea per 150ml of water and 2 infusions.

Cederberg
Mountains

South Africa

RED BUSH

Rooibos

HORSEBACK

Bush Tea

LOCAL HERO

Dr Frikkie Strauss

An extract from "Infused: Adventures in Tea"...

Hangover Rescue Recipe

It's our wild rooibos, sweetened with a bit of maple syrup, brought alive by a squeeze of lemon juice or a spritz of lemon zest and balanced, like a salty caramel, with a single grain of sea salt. It's smooth, deep and mellow and, goddamn it, I think it really works. Rooibos has been used for thousands of years by local tribesman in Africa to treat dehydration. The maple and the salt provide the necessary electrolytes to make it isotonic.

Use 3g of rooibos tea per 150ml of boiling water and steep for three to five minutes. Strain and stir in: half to one teaspoon of maple syrup, according to preference; a squeeze of half a lemon; and a flake of sea salt. Add a twist of lemon zest on top.

When I'm particularly crushed by a hangover, crushed so small I feel like a little girl lost in an IKEA car park in a strange city as night falls, I use vanilla rooibos.

You don't have to buy a flavoured rooibos. Some synthetic vanilla flavourings come from by-products of the wood-pulping industry and the natural ones might come from the anal glands of beavers. (Okay, the beaver bum juice is a rare one you're unlikely to stumble across, but it is a ‘natural' flavouring.) It's safer to just use vanilla pods.

Fill a glass jar, (I use one with a wired, flip-top, rubber-sealed lid) full of rooibos. Take a vanilla pod and cut it open lengthways, as if opening the belly of a fish. Stick it in the jar so that it’s entirely submersed in the rooibos (cut the pot into pieces if you need to). Put the jar in a cupboard you use regularly and leave it for a couple of weeks, giving it a shake every time you see it. You can use a zip-lock bag instead, but I’ve found glass is better at holding the flavour over time. The good stuff has so much flavour, you want to keep it at its best. And the really good stuff is wild.

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