If you like citrus you will love this South African rooibos with zest.
Rooibos is a shrubby legume that is in fact indigenous to specific mountains of the western Cape’s Cedarburg region. Rooibos grows by itself in South Africa. Rooibos is sometimes considered a red tea but it’s actually a botanical since it doesn’t come from a tea plant. Rooibos is high in polyphenols which is a rich protective plant compound. It also believed that drinking rooibos daily may help protect against the oxidative damage that is associated with diabetes. Its also very high in antioxidant aspalathin which has shown in studies to help balance or regulate sugar levels in the blood and reduce insulin resistance.ing skills.
Organic South African rooibos (Aspalathus Linearis)
Fresh, Full Bodied, some spice
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There are several ways to brew this tea. Each style brings out different flavors.
Gongfu Brewing Directions
Tea amount: 5 grams
Water amount and temperature: 6 ounces at 208 degrees
Steeping directions: 10 seconds
Resteeping directions: Resteep several times each infusion adding 10 seconds.
Western Brewing Directions
Tea amount: 1 teaspoon
Water amount and temperature: 6-8 ounces at 208 degrees
Steeping directions: 3-4 minutes
Resteeping directions: 2-3 times each infusion adding 10 seconds
Cold Brewing Directions
Tea amount: 4 grams
Water amount and temperature: 12 ounces at room temperature
Steeping directions: Place in a jar in fridge overnight or 8-12 hours
Add ice and enjoy