From India we welcome chai in all of her cardamom-flecked glory, wrenching heat-grown spices to a dry twist. And as a base? The ineffable rusty rooibos. Herbal, ruddy, it color ready to spread throughout a cup of hot water. The two together form a rustic, plainlands kind of tea. This blend is spiced and earthy, a full collection for grown-ups, though in its naturally herbal state, it can be enjoyed by anybody. Indeed, its airy fullness will be sure to draw rooibos lovers and chai lovers alike, let alone anyone with an adventurous love for tisanals of every kind. Cinnamon, coriander, and nutmeg all also play into this typically hearty chai. With a rooibos base rather than black leaves; it's free to balance its strength with clarity and color. And just look at it: flush with its signature leafy red and aromatic from afar. If ever spiceland and flatland were to meet, mix, and arrive in high form; it would play out as a Rooibos Chai. Explore the red, gardenial blend and see what happens when chai is transported to a distant continent and is greeted wholesomely by the new land. The result is sweet, earthy, and wears its flavor collection on its sleeve. You won't be able to have just one cup.
Base leaf: Rooibos
Health properties: Anti-oxidant properties known.
Flavor strength: Full, earthy. Primary collection is spiced, gardenial, with sweet and nutty notes.
Rooibos Chai is a caffeine free tea
We generally ship via US Postal Service first class or priority mail This service can be a quick as overnight and up to 3 days in the lower 48. They even deliver on Saturdays. For 9 ounces and up the postage is $4.99 - a great value considering the price of gas and your valuable time. Since most teas are $3.50 an ounce, 10 ounces of tea will get you free shipping.
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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.