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Lemon Rooibos

Imperial Tea Garden

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  • For over 300 years, Rooibos has been the traditional drink of the indigenous people of Cape Town, South Africa.  The locals harvested the fine needles from wild "Aspalathus Linearis" plants on the slopes of the beautiful Cedarberg Mountains.  They believed this red tea had tremendous healing powers and was regarded as a "miracle tea."  It wasn't until the early 1900's, when commercial exploitation began, that news of this elixir of the mind and body spread. Each cup of Rooibos tea is high in antioxidants contains essential minerals such as Iron, Potassium, Calcium, Copper, Zinc, Magnesium, Manganese, Fluoride, and Sodium.  To give this wonderful herb a twist we've added Lemon grass, Calendula petals, and natural lemon flavor.  Lemon Rooibos is a naturally caffeine free herbal tea that is sweet and flavorful.



  • Origin:  Cederberg South Africa

    Grade:  Choice Grade #1

    Altitude: 1500 - 2500 feet above sea level

    Manufacture Type:  Traditional process rolled & fermented

    Characteristics:  The lemon invigorates the fruity with sweet rooibos notes



  • Hot Tea Brewing Recommendations:
    AMOUNT TO USE: Put 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9 oz/200-260 ml of water in the teapot. Pour freshly boiled water over tea.

    BREWING RECOMMENDATIONS: Steep 3-7 minutes. Milk and sugar are not recommended.


    Iced Tea Preparation Recommendations:
    AMOUNT TO USE: To make 1 L/1 QT, put 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea into a teapot. Pour 1¼ cups/315ml of boiling water over tea.

    BREWING RECOMMENDATIONS: Steep 5 minutes. Fill a serving pitcher 1/4 full with cold water. Pour tea into serving pitcher straining the tea. Add ice, top-up with cold water, garnish and sweeten to taste.


  • Caffeine Level ~ NONE - Naturally Caffeine Free

     


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