Rooibos Loose Leaf Tea
The nutty fox.
The rooibos plant is endemic to a small part of the western coast of the Western Cape province of South Africa. This woody and nutty South African wonder herb offers a great combination of flavour and vitality. Also known as Red Bush or Rooibosch, our Rooibos tea is enjoyed as an alternative to black tea. You can drink it as it comes or add milk and sugar or even a slice of lemon and honey.
Rooibos leaves have a high concentration of vitamin C, are caffeine free and are naturally high in antioxidants, offering endless health benefits include helping the symptoms of headaches, insomnia, asthma, eczema, bone weakness, hypertension, allergies, and premature ageing. Win win!
Fun fact: The leaves are green but turn red as part of the oxidation process which also enhances its nutty, smoky flavour.
Hit me with your best pot. Our tips to make the perfect cup of Rooibos tea
Step 1: Use one teaspoon per cup.
Step 2: Use freshly drawn boiled water. Like black tea, Rooibos leaves can take the full heat!
Step 3: Avoid oversteeping, we recommend 90 seconds. Taste it and then decide if you’d like to steep a little longer.
Step 4: Add milk, sugar, lemon, honey or simply enjoy as it is
Arghhhh my worst nightmare, you’re out of stock!
Tea monsters, don’t fret if you find we’re out of stock, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll let you know when this delicious tea is back in stock. It is also available at Ocado and we’re always working on finding additional stockists.
We’re a nation of tea monsters consuming over 165 million cuppas every year and growing. To keep up with the worlds growing love affair with tea in a socially just and environmentally sustainably way, the Ethical Tea Partnership was formed. Working with individual tea estates, we help producers & smallholder farmers raise their performance against international social & environmental standards to produce ethical tea, as well as address key issues holding back tea sustainability in the global tea producing regions. Funded by us and the other members, this training and support is free for the tea producers (yay).
Last year we were in the office discussing single use plastics and knew that we had to address this in any way we could. We coined the umbrella term guilt-free sipping to cover all our commitments to the environment going forwards. One of the biggies is removing pesky plastic from our packaging completely this year, we already have 100% biodegradable and compostable teabags and takeaway cups.
Ingredients: Each box contains 75g of Rooibos leaves
Storage instructions: Keep away from moisture (until it lands in your cup!) We recommend you store your rooibos tea in an opaque, airtight container. It might look pretty in glass, but the light damages the tea leaves and subsequent taste. Nooooooo!