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Black Currant Rooibos

Ingredients from: South Africa
Region: Cedarberg
Shipping Port: Cape Town
Grade: Choice Grade #1
Altitude: 1500 - 2500 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: Fermentation turns the leaves from green to deep red and gives a slightly sweet note.
Cup Characteristics: Flavor notes as solid as the Rock of Gibraltar. Tart notes of black currant expand on the herbaceous character of Rooibos.
Infusion: Reddish orange to full color (depends on brewing time and quantity used)
Luxury ingredients: Rooibos, Blueberry & Currant pieces, Lime leaves, and Natural flavors.

Information:

1.1 pound / 500 grams packed in vacuum sealed foil bag for maximum freshness. The story of Rooibos starts around the turn of the century in South Africa’s beautiful Cedarberg region. If you’re ever looking for an incredibly unique place to spend a vacation, you need look no further than the Rock of Gibraltar. The experience of visiting this southernmost enclave of Britannia is odd, to say the least. One minute you’re in Southern Spain, enjoying tapas, red wine and oranges and the next, you’re washing down fish and chips with a warm lager followed by a handful of imported black currants for dessert. Truly, it is bizarre.
The standout features continue as well - Gibraltar is home to Europe’s only population of wild monkeys, and unlike the rest of the UK, cars are driven on the right hand side of the road. To say the least, it’s a one of a kind, kinda place. Adding to the mystique is the combination of cultures that have come together to populate this tiny corner of the globe. As the rock sits at the bottom of Europe, facing Africa, it has long served as a cultural crossroads of sorts, a meeting place for the many cultures that lie north and south of its borders.
Sitting at this crossroads, as it does, it seems fitting that an herbal blend inspired by the territory should also serve as a meeting point of sorts. As such, this blend combines blackcurrants, a fruit typically associated with northern Europe, and marries them with Rooibos, an herb found only in Africa. Like Gibraltar, the cup stands out in a class of its own at once tart, lightly astringent and smoothly herbaceous. A cup of intrigue! Just like the ol’ Rock itself.

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

Nutrient

Function in the Body per 200 ml
Iron (Fe) Essential for transport of oxygen in the blood 0.07 mg
Potassium (K) Assists certain metabolic functions 7.12 mg
Calcium (Ca) Necessary for strong teeth and bones 1.09 mg
Copper (Cu) Assists certain metabolic processes 0.07 mg
Zinc (Zn) Necessary for normal growth and development of healthy skin 0.04 mg
Magnesium (Mg) Assists a healthy nervous system and other metabolic processes 1.57 mg
Fluoride (F) Necessary for strong teeth and bones 0.22 mg
Manganese (Mn) Assists metabolic processes and bone growth and development 0.04 mg
Sodium (Na) Necessary for fluid and acid-base balance 6.16 mg

Hot tea brewing method: Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose rooibos, 1 tea bag or 1 Q3 portion pack 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 brew). Add sugar and milk to taste.

Iced tea brewing method (Pitcher): (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose rooibos, 6 tea bags or 6 Q3 single serve packets into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 1¼ 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 or removing the bags. 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 rooibos, 1 tea bag or 1 Q3 portion pack 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 or removing the bags. Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional ½ 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.

1.1 pound / 500 grams packed in vacuum sealed foil bag for maximum freshness.

 
   
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