Earl Grey Flavoured Rooibos Tea
Available Sizes : 100g or 500g
For the herbal tea drinker who has everything. A delicious Earl Grey and Rooibos combination. Like all great Earl Grey teas, this tea is flavored with all natural Bergamot oil. Brew yourself a pot and note how well the citrus character engages with the mellow herbal character of the Rooibos. The taste is truly sublime. Long live the Viscount! I mean Earl. I mean 3rd Earl of Grey! One of the world’s most interesting Earl Grey blends.  [ View more details ]
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Earl Grey 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: For the herbal tea drinker who has everything. A delicious Earl Grey and Rooibos combination.
  • Infusions: Reddish orange to full color (depends on brewing time and quantity used).
  • Ingredients: Luxury rooibos, Cornflower petals, Natural flavors


Although Earl Grey is normally associated with England and good strong Ceylon and Chinese teas, this unique variety is closely tied to South Africa, in particular the town of Howick. The reason for this is two fold. For one, the Rooibos that forms the base of this blend is grown near the town. The second is that the town is named after Earl Grey himself. In fact, History tells us that Henry George Grey, the 3rd Earl of Grey was also known as British Colonial Secretary Viscount Howick. Howick lent his name to the new town as it was being formed near the Mgeni River in KwaZulu Natal back in the 1800’s. The town developed as European settlers moved to the country and began to populate the more remote corners of the territory. Howick accommodated the needs of the droves of settlers and wagon-drivers that crossed the river as they went looking for farmland. The weary travelers would stop for refreshment, supplies and a well needed break from the trail.

It seems fitting that this tea share its name with a man whose name – or one of them at least - became synonymous with repose and refreshment. Interestingly it was Howick, the 3rd Earl of Grey who first conceived of the idea of allowing free trade between England and her colonies. Like all great Earl Grey teas, this tea is flavored with all natural Bergamot oil. Brew yourself a pot and note how well the citrus character engages with the mellow herbal character of the Rooibos. The taste is truly sublime. Long live the Viscount! I mean Earl. I mean 3rd Earl of Grey! One of the world’s most interesting Earl Grey blends.

200 ml (about 7 ounces) of brewed Rooibos contains the following nutrients:

Iron (Fe) - Essential for transport of oxygen in the blood - 0.07 mg per 200 ml.

Potassium (K) - Assists certain metabolic functions - 7.12 mg per 200 ml.

Calcium (Ca) - Necessary for strong teeth and bones - 1.09 mg per 200 ml.

Copper (Cu) - Assists certain metabolic processes - 0.07 mg per 200 ml.

Zinc (Zn) - Necessary for normal growth and development of healthy skin - 0.04 mg per 200 ml.

Magnesium (Mg) - Assists a healthy nervous system and other metabolic processes - 1.57 mg per 200 ml.

Fluoride (F) - Necessary for strong teeth and bones - 0.22 mg per 200 ml.

Manganese (Mn) - Assists metabolic processes and bone growth and development - 0.04 mg per 200 ml.

Sodium (Na) - Necessary for fluid and acid-base balance - 6.16 mg per 200 ml.

  Tea Ingredients

       
Luxury Rooibos Cornflower Petals Natural Flavours ( Bergamot Oil )        

Hot Tea Method

Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of rooibos for each cup i

Iced Tea Method

(to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons of rooibos into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the Rooibos. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the Rooibos into the serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top-up with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste.

 

 
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