Rooibos, on it's own, has a subtle, earthy flavor, like the smell of your backyard just after it rains. This subtle flavor makes a marvelously malleable base upon which a skilled hand can craft remarkably imaginative flavors. Flavors like Bourbon St. Vanilla.
Bourbon St. Vanilla: Hailing from Cederberg, South Africa, this Roibos-based tea brings a sense of discovery to its calming herbal blend. Long known in South Africa for its antioxidant properties and its calming effects on the mind; Bourbon St. Vanilla's name speaks to its well-traveled origins. Roobios' ability to blend is exemplified in the natural vanilla flavoring that rides on top of delicate notes sifted into the tea's almond layers.
A medium-flavored "red" tea, Bourbon St. Vanilla will delight the collection of those familiar with Roobios. For the tea-lover looking to become acquainted with the Roobios branch of tisanes: Bourbon St. Vanilla offers a flavor-focused entry point into this healthy tea's neighborhood.
Add a sense of discovery to your voyages into the world of tea. Try this quality Roobios tea for a taste of healthy sun-fed African relaxation.
Base leaf: Roobios
Health properties: Anti-anxiety effects reported. Antioxidant qualities known.
Flavor strength: Full, notable. Primary collection is fruity. Lighter almond and vanilla tones.
Melty and managerial.
Allergen Alert: Contains Almonds
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1 teaspoon per 8 oz of water. Fluffy leaves like some Oolongs, use 2 teaspoons. For stronger tea use more tea.
There is no hard and fast rules on steeping except over steeping may make tea bitter. If you are unsure, try cooler water and shorter steeping times.
Below are general steeping instructions. For best results, follow the steeping instructions that came with your tea.
To estimate water temperature use a thermometer or wait a 2-3 minutes after the water stops boiling. Then the water temperature should be about 165- 185 F. You can gauge water temperature by looking at the bubbles forming at the bottom of the tea kettle. When pin size bubbles form, the water temperature is about 185F. To take the guess work out of water temperatures, try our electric tea kettle.
|Tea Type||Steeping Temperature||Steeping Time|
|White Tea||170-185 F||1-3 minutes|
|Green Tea||170-185 F||2-3 minutes|
|Oolong Tea||170-190 F||2-3 minutes|
|Black Tea||200-212 F||3-5 minutes|
|Tisanes||212 F||4-7 minutes|
Fruit and herbal teas are also referred to as tisanes.