Oscar-winning beauty Charlize Theron is synonymous with versatile acting, a physically-immersive approach to her roles. Not so well known is that fact that she is a proud representative of her native South Africa, which is why we can see this incredible talent stealing time to visit home. You can picture her at favorite lookout over the supremely peaceful Cape Town landscape, with a cup of rich redbush tea, a perfect Rooibos moment. The star of this year's uber-hit "Mad Max: Fury Road" knows that when the action is over, relaxation is key.
Our African Autumn scintillates with orange and cranberry hints that elevate it from simply a window-gazing tisanal to an attention-holding experience. Elegant and modern like Ms. Theron, our African Autumn would strike the perfect balance between grasslands simplicity and a rich flavor suitable for this compelling star.The unique palate of a Rooibos is often praised for the fullness of each sip's mouthfeel. Mouthfeel being the unique term in tisanals, alcohol, and coffee, denoting the precise way a particular blend savors in the mouth. Rooibos is full and lingers in the mouth but escapes with nary a lingering impression. One wants more. And curiosity for more is what drives an artist to their limit, where Ms. Theron seems most comfortable.
African Autumn represents a straight forward approach to something unusual. Like Ms.Theron it is both surprising and refined. A great tea balances sureness and quality, while allowing us to step into foreign climes. Keep it classy, try African Autumn Rooibos, and launch into a cosmic experience with "Prometheus"' Captain Holloway herself.
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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.