Weight - 125 grams
CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Flavory with a floral and fruity bouquet; perfumy lavender notes. Inspired by the ‘joie de vivre’ of France.
INGREDIENTS: Rooibos, Rosehip + Elderberry + Blueberry pieces, Lavender + Rose petals, Natural flavors
ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: Medium
CAFFEINE LEVEL: None - Caffeine Free Herb
An old French saying has it that to spend an afternoon in Provence is to spend an afternoon in heaven itself. The reason for this lies in its altitude above the Mediterranean, crisp clean air and lush foliage. Provence literally teems with gardens, pastures and woodlands. A walk down one of its many country roads will have you stopping to pick wild strawberries, herbs, spices and especially flowers. The abundance of both wild and cultivated flowers growing along the roadside gives the very air of Provence the aroma of a natural perfumery. In a word, Provence is an intoxicating and tranquil place. (Ok, that was 2 words, but it helps illustrate our next point!) That we decided to replicate the experience of a walk in Provence by developing a tea that is at once heady, full of floral character and superbly mellow. We believe that this blend of caffeine free Rooibos and fresh Lavender does just the trick. We also believe you will find it to have a certain je ne sais quois that will inspire you to sit back, close your eyes and dream of an afternoon in the sunshine. Que les jours en Provence sont belles!
IDEAL BREWING TEMPERATURE: 100ºC/212ºF
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 or 6 tea bags 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