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Country of Origin: South Africa
Shipping Port: Cape Town
Grade: Choice Grade #1
Altitude: 1500 - 2500 ft. above sea level
Manufacture Type: Fermentation turns the leaves from green to deep red and gives a slightly sweet note
Cup Characteristics: Velvety chocolate smoothness with decadent notes of truffle melting in your mouth. Excellent combination of cacao and rooibos
Infusion: Reddish orange to full color (depends on brewing time and quantity used)
Ingredients: Luxury rooibos, Calendula Petals, Cacao bean pieces, Natural Flavors
There is an old saying that goes: You know your diet is in trouble when you count your blessings and chocolate is always the first one. Well, thanks to this wonderful herbal tea that no longer has to be the case. Why? The answer is simple. Rooibos, the base of the blend, is fat free! Grown in the Cedarberg district of South Africa, the Rooibos plant (Latin: Aspalathus linearis) - in English literally Red Bush - produces a tea that is incredibly high in vitamins and minerals (see our chart below). Proponents of the tea claim that it can ease headaches and soothe bodily tension. Best of all, it contains no caffeine.
OK, OK, you're probably thinking. But what about the chocolate? The Belgian chocolate to be precise? Good questions. As the name would suggest, we've blended this wonderfully smooth Rooibos with the all-natural flavoring of Belgian chocolate, a product as synonymous with Belgium as waffles. The tiny country produces 172,000 tons of chocolate per year and has 2130 chocolate shops within her borders they know chocolate. In fact, the country is so well known for its chocolate that it gets first dibs on all cocoa exports from the entire continent of Africa. We figured that if you're going to blend anything, much less chocolate, to a top quality Rooibos, it better be the best. Brew yourself a pot today and satisfy your chocoholic cravings without upsetting your grand dietary intentions! We think our decision speaks for 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 freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of Rooibos for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the pot, cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes. Pour into your cup; add milk and sugar to taste.
Iced tea brewing method (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons of Rooibos into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the Rooibos. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the Rooibos into the serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top-up with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste.