Tea Feature of the Month - Bourbon Vanilla Rooibos


Bourbon Vanilla Rooibos
A beautiful blend of South African Rooibos, Madagascar vanilla beans and natural vanilla extract steeps up an addictive cup of tea. 

What is it?
The plant, Aspalathus Linearis, is grown in a small area in the Western Cape province of South Africa, but during recent years Rooibos has become popular in other parts of the world as well. Blended with vanilla beans and vanilla extract our Bourbon Vanilla Rooibos has nuances of strong bourbon and rich vanilla, creating a simple but robust tea.

Who drinks it?
Rooibos has been a popular drink in Southern Africa for generations and is now enjoyed around the world. The Bourbon Vanilla Rooibos is the perfect cup of tea when you're looking to indulge. 

Where is it from? 
Rooibos is largely grown in the Cederberg, a small mountainous area in the region of the Western Cape province of South Africa. 

When should I drink it?
Bourbon Vanilla Rooibos is caffeine free, creamy and sensual. We love it with honey and steamed Almond Milk for the perfect after-dinner treat.

Why drink it?
Bourbon Vanilla Rooibos is a perfect way to relax your mind and body and is a great alternative to coffee. Rich in antioxidants and minerals, Rooibos is good for your skin, and can help relieve skin allergies and rashes. Rooibos is also loaded with Vitamin E and Iron, which is especially beneficial for women's health, as it has been known to ease symptoms of cramping and menopause. Vanilla Rooibos tea has also been known to be helpful in boosting the immune system and can relieve respiratory problems. It improves your blood circulation, lowers cholesterol, relieves stomach aches and promotes better sleep.

How is it harvested and processed?
Rooibos leaves are oxidized, and during its oxidization process the distinctive reddish-brown colour is produced and its flavour is enhanced. The vanilla beans and extracts are added to create Bourbon Vanilla Rooibus.

How to drink it
Ordinarily, it is enjoyed hot, but iced tea versions and even an espresso version made from concentrated rooibos with steamed Almond milk—or regular milk—are gaining in popularity.

Steeping Instructions:

  • 3 tsp. per 12oz
  • 195f / 90c
  • 5+ minutes will truly allow the creamy vanilla notes to escape from the diced beans

We recommend storing your tea in a light proof canister, in cool place - our favorites are the mini canisters by Dahlhaus Ceramics.

 

 

 

 

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