Sunshine Lemon Rooibos,4oz, Loose Herbal Tea Blend
Item# SunshineLemonRooibos4oz
$7.99

Description

Sunshine Lemon Rooibos Loose - Flavored Rooibos Tea

CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Lemon invigorates the rooibos taste. Simply wonderful hot or iced and dressed with a slice of lemon.

INGREDIENTS: Rooibos, Lemongrass leaves, Calendula petals Natural flavors (Organic Compliant).

INGREDIENTS FROM: South Africa / Thailand / Egypt

REGION(S): Cederberg / Petchabun / Nile Delta River + Fayoum

SHIPPING PORT(S): Cape Town / Bangkok / Alexandria

GROWING ALTITUDES: 1500 - 2500 feet above sea level

GRADE(S): Choice Grade #1

MANUFACTURE TYPE(S): Traditional process, Rolled and fermented

ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: Medium

CAFFEINE LEVEL: None - Caffeine Free Herb

VEGETARIAN: Yes

VEGAN: Yes

ARTISANAL NOTES: Small batch blended and packed in Canada.

INFUSION: Reddish orange to full color

INFORMATION: Lemons. All refrigerators have them. Most of us don't give them much thought. Not so Nobel Prize winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. In his poem "Ode to a Lemon", he describes the juice of the fruit,

Unrefined gold
. the most intense liqueur
of nature, unique, vivid, concentrated

We couldn't have said it better ourselves. The juice of lemons is at once sour, piquant and as it was so eloquently put, intense. So what do you think we do when we encounter a fruit with a flavor profile as complex and powerful as that of the lemon? We blend it into a tea of course! These times we've taken the natural essence of sun kissed lemons and blend it with a pure South African Cederberg Rooibos. The result is a caffeine free delight. The cup presents lemons, exceptionally smooth Rooibos tones wonderfully offset by the tart citrus edge of the fruit. Were Pablo Neruda alive today there is no doubt he would have composed a poem about this tea. It may have gone something like this:

Wow, that's yummy stuff.

STEEPING TIME
TEA CUP 8oz (237ml) 10oz (296ml) 12oz (355ml)
AMOUNT 1 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon" 1 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon" 1.5 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon"
MILD 2-3 min 2-3 min 2-3 min
MEDIUM 4-5 min 4-5 min 4-5 min
STRONG 6-7 min 6-7 min 6-7 min
We recommend 6-7 min

TEA POT 18oz (532ml) 36oz (1064ml) 48oz (1419ml)
AMOUNT 2 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon" 1 heaping teaspoon of "Pot of Perfect Tea Spoon" 2 heaping teaspoon of "Pot of Perfect Tea Spoon"
MILD 2-3 min 2-3 min 2-3 min
MEDIUM 4-5 min 4-5 min 4-5 min
STRONG 6-7 min 6-7 min 6-7 min
We recommend 6-7 min.

SERVING RECOMMENDATIONS:
MILK SUGAR LEMON MINT
OK OK NO NO


IDEAL BREWING TEMPERATURE: 100C/212F

HOT BREWING METHOD: Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz / 200-260ml of fluid volume in 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).

ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Pitcher): (To Make 1 Liter/Quart): Place 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose rooibos into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 1 cups/315ml over the rooibos. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the brewed rooibos into your serving pitcher straining the rooibos. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced rooibos is to increase the strength of the hot rooibos brew since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water.

ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Individual Serving): Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose rooibo into a teapot for each serving required. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 6-7oz/170-200ml per serving over the rooibos. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Add hot rooibos herbal tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the rooibos. Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional serving. Sweeten and/or add lemon to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced rooibos is to increase the strength of hot rooibos since it will be poured over ice and diluted.

FOOD SAFETY ADVISORY: We strongly recommend using filtered or freshly drawn cold water brought to a rolling boil when brewing all types of tea. Today's water has been known to carry viruses, parasites and bacteria. Boiling the water will kill these elements and reduce the potential incidence of water-borne illnesses.

RECOMMENDATION: We recommend the use of our '1 Cup of Perfect Tea' measuring spoon for best results. Please contact us to place an order.

ANTIOXIDANT BENEFIT: For a greater antioxidant benefit brew longer and use more tea.