Tea of the Week for November 2, 2015!
I’m not the biggest fan of rooibos on its own. I mean, I like it OK and I’ve been known to enjoy many a rooibos blend but I’d really prefer a honeybush over a rooibos blend. But even better than either a rooibos blend or a honeybush blend is a blend with a base of both these leaves! So here it is, folks: an organic honeybush/rooibos blend serves as the base for a sweet (think candied) pecan flavor that’s been spiced up with some cinnamon, ginger, clove, pepper, cardamom and nutmeg.
And since I’m dedicated to creating tree-nut-free teas (with the exception of coconut), there’s no pecans in this blend. Instead, I tossed in some salted sunflower seeds to bring just a wee bit of salt to the party. I can’t actually taste the salt, but I think that the presence of the salt helps emphasize the flavors of this blend.
It’s really good. Sweet and zesty with spice. My husband chugged about two cups of this tea in no time flat!
Ingredients: organic honeybush, organic red rooibos, organic spices (ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, black pepper & nutmeg), salted sunflower seeds and all-natural, organic flavorings.
Steep: 1 1/2 tsp of tea to 12 oz. 195° water. Steep 6-10 minutes. Allow tea to cool 6 minutes after brewing for best flavor.