Candy Ginger Peach Flavoured Rooibos Tea
Available Sizes : 100g or 500g
The sensuous flavor combination of ginger and peach is a true delicacy of India. The two items are most commonly used to flavor chutneys, the spicy jams that accompany most Indian meals. It is from one such chutney, enjoyed by our Master Taster on a long ago trip to India, that we drew our inspiration for the fabulous herbal tea. Refreshing early summer sweet peach tones with light ginger hints. Superb bright finish that makes your taste buds come alive.  [ View more details ]
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Candy Ginger Peach Flavoured Rooibos Tea

  • Country of Origin: South Africa
  • Region: Cederberg
  • Shipping Port: Cape Town
  • Grade: Choice Grade #1
  • Altitude: 1500 - 2500 feet above sea level
  • Manufacturer Type: Fermentation turns the leaves from green to deep red and gives a slightly sweet note.
  • Cup Characteristics: Refreshing early summer sweet peach tones with light ginger hints. Superb bright finish that makes your taste buds come alive.
  • Infusions: Reddish orange to full color, highlighted with Calendula, Blackberry leaves and Ginger pieces.
  • Ingredients: Luxury rooibos, Blackberry leaves, Calendula petals, Ginger pieces, Natural flavors.


The sensuous flavor combination of ginger and peach is a true delicacy of India. The two items are most commonly used to flavor chutneys, the spicy jams that accompany most Indian meals. It is from one such chutney, enjoyed by our Master Taster on a long ago trip to India, that we drew our inspiration for the fabulous herbal tea.

After visiting the tea auctions one day in Calcutta, our Master Taster decided to wander home through the Machua Bazaar, the city’s famous fruit market. The monsoons having recently passed, fresh peaches from Himachal Pradesh (an Indian state bordering Tibet), and a multitude of fresh peach products including chutneys, were in abundance throughout the bazaar. As the story goes, our master taster bought a jar of chutney from one of the market vendors and headed home. At dinner that night, the chutney’s sweet blend of pulpy peach infused with ginger was such a hit that he decided that the following morning he would head back to the market to buy up the merchant’s entire stock. Arriving at the bazaar at the crack of dawn, he began wandering in what he thought was the direction of the chutney merchant. Now if you’ve ever been to the Machua bazaar, you’ll know that retracing your steps along it’s narrow, dusty, and crowded alleyways is no easy feat. Fixated on the savory blend of peach and ginger our Master Taster wandered the market until evening but was never able to find the merchant’s stall. With a sigh of resignation he returned home to finish what was left of the precious chutney and vowed that if he could never have that chutney again, he would have to create a tea in its honor.

And that, gentle reader, is exactly what he did. After experimenting with various teas to use as a base for this blend, he discovered that the flavor of a mellow rooibos blended with sharp ginger and sweet peach came the closest to his precious chutney. The rooibos he used is a top grade variety produced in the Cedarberg region of South Africa and is noted to be rich in many essential minerals. Like the chutney that inspired it, one sip of this brew will send you off on a daydream visit to the bazaars of Calcutta. With sharp hints of ginger offset by juicy sweet peach overtones, this is one tea you’ll never be able to forget. And thankfully, unlike the wares of the mystery chutney merchant, you’ll always know where to get more!

  Tea Ingredients

     
Luxury Rooibos Blackberry Leaves Calendula Petals Ginger Pieces      

Hot Tea Method

Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Even though milk and a dash of sugar help enhance the flavor character on this tea, it is perfectly acceptable to consume this tea ‘straight-up’

Iced Tea Method

(to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water]. Please note that this tea may tend to go cloudy or ‘milky’ when poured over ice; a perfectly normal characteristic of some high quality black teas and nothing to worry about!

 

 
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