Refreshing and honey sweet herbal from South Africa. Warming, light and distinctive with a beautiful amber colour. Rich in antioxidants and good for the cardiovascular system. A great caffeine-free alternative to tea.
Rooibos is known to relieve hypertension, boost the immune system and balance blood sugar levels in diabetics.
To brew Western style use 1 heaped teaspoon for every 350ml of water. Place tisane in a spacious filter and infuse in boiling water for about 1-2 minutes. Remove tisane from water to prevent stewing and save them for up to an hour to re-infuse. The temperature of water depends on the type of tisane but generally nearly boiling water is suitable for most tisanes. Can be infused up to 3 times simply by adding fresh water.
To brew Gong Fu style use 2 heaped teaspoons per 200ml of water and reduce your brewing to 15-30 seconds. The brew will become richer and release its flavour in stages for your enjoyment. You are not wasting the tisane because you can reinfuse the tea many times, just add about 10 seconds extra for each infusion.
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