Red Bush Chai
Blend: The Tao of Tea
Introduction: A caffeine free blend of South African Rooibos and uplifting spices.
Afrikaans for ‘Red Bush’ (pronounced ‘Roy-Boss’) is a member of the Legume family of plants. It grows exclusively in the Cedarberg Mountains and around Clanwilliam in South Africa.
The Ancient San Bushmen are believed to be the earliest users of Rooibos. Large-scale cultivation and industrial processing of the plant began during the 1930s.
The leaves of the Rooibos bush are harvested, bruised, finely chopped, moistened and fermented in mounds. The result is a rich flavor and distinct red colored thin leaves.
Rooibos is free of caffeine and contains Aspalathin, a flavonoid present in medicinal herbs used to treat skin and circulatory disorders. It is also known to contain traces of Fluoride, Calcium and Manganese which help boost the immune system.
We hand blend organic Rooibos with organic cloves, cardamon, cinnamon and spearmint.
Flavor Profile: Full bodied flavor, slightly spicy, cooling and sweet flavor.
Ingredients: 100% Organic Rooibos Leaves, 100% Organic Cinnamon, 100% Organic Spearmint, 100% Organic Cloves and 100% Organic Cardamon.
Certified Organic by: Quality Assurance International (QAI)
°F (°C) Quality of Water Quantity of Leaf
(tsp / 8oz water) Steep Time
(93°C-99°C) Best with Spring water 1 4-6 1
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Our Chai blends can be prepared in either of two different methods – steeping or the traditional boiling method.
For steeping, simply infuse one teaspoon of leaf/spices per 8 ounces of boiling or near boiling water and steep 4 to 6 minutes (the longer infusion time is needed if you wish to add milk). Add milk and sweetener and enjoy.
For more traditional style, boiled chai:
Use one to two teaspoons of Red Bush Chai for eight ounces water. Bring to full boil for three minutes. Add whole milk / soy milk (in ratio of 1/4th milk to 3/4 water), and let boil another two minutes. Strain and sweeten to taste.