A bright yet earthy tisane with rich, jammy flavours.
Use 3g of tea per 150ml of water.
For the optimum infusion use 100°C (212°F) water.
Infuse for 90 seconds minimum, depending on the strength you want. It will not become bitter with long infusions.
You can infuse this blend at least twice (with short infusions).
Cost Per Cup
18p per cup based on 3g of tea per 150ml of water and 2 infusions.
A caffeine free Afternoon Tea
Rooibos and Rosehip makes the perfect decaffeinated Afternoon Tea. The flavours marry deliciously with scones and clotted cream, cakes, and sandwiches. It is robust enough to hold its own beside the richest chocolate cake, and yet so elegant it won’t overpower a delicate cucumber sandwich.
It can also welcome a drop of milk, whether nut, seed or cows. For those who enjoy milk and would rather a decaf tea - we recommend this blend as a naturally caffeine free alternative. This also makes it excellent for children, perhaps with a drop of honey.
Health Benefits of Rooibos and Rosehip
In clinical trials rosehip has been shown to be an evidence based herbal medicine for inflammation and arthritis.
The ancient Chinese, Persians, Romans, and Greeks all enjoyed infusing rosehip tea and the people of the Cederberg Mountains of South Africa have been enjoying rooibos for thousands of years. Both are very ancient herbal remedies.
Although dried rosehips are not quite as rich in vitamin C as fresh, they are rich in phenolic compounds that have been shown to have significant antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Rooibos is not only rich in flavonoids but also contains calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, sodium, potassium and zinc.