- Serving Size: 2.5g /cup
- Steeping Temp: 100°C
- Steeping Time: 5 mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: Various
- Caffeine: Naturally caffeine-free
Carnival ( African Carnival )
This herbal blend is a fun and colorful combination of herbs, fruit and flowers. It embodies exciting aroma and flavours that will piques your senses creating an experience that walks a fine line between excitement and relaxing escape. Have fun with it and explore it in a cocktail or as an ice tea.
Story, Folklore, History...
The well-known festival called Carnival (literal translation is farewell to meat, part of a Catholic tradition that marks the time before Lent), was celebrated in Europe during the Middle Ages and is celebrated today all over the world. It can be traced even further back to African roots, celebrations of the harvest to honour spirits that are still practised today. The spread of Europeans to the Caribbean brought the tradition of Carnival from Europe and the colourful dress, dancing, music and celebration from Africa.
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
Grade or Quality: Loose
Aroma: Honey, floral, sweet
Infusion Aroma: Sweet flowers
Infusion Color: Deep Yellow
Base flavor: Tropical
Infusion Strength: Medium-light
Have you tried Carnival ( African Carnival )? Tell us what you think!
From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog
That tea with the funny-spelled name - by Richard Isaac
ROY-bus. Though it make not look like it, next time you walk into your favorite tea shop, it’s the right way to ask for a cup of that yummy “rooibos” stuff. But the way you say it’s just the start—Rooibos, that deliciously sweet herbal blend that seems to be cropping up at every tea (and now, coffee!) shop has got a pretty sweet story, too.
Rooibos, translated from Africaans, means ‘Red Bush’, a.k.a. ‘Bush Tea’ or ‘Red Tea.’ It’s a green shrub native to South Africa, grown in a small area in the Cederberg region of the Western Cape Province. Once picked, the shrub’s leaves are oxidized, creating that distinct reddish color and signature flavour rooibos is known for. (Of course, if we’re talking green rooibos, the leaves don’t need to be oxidized. Instead, they’re processed more in the manner of traditional green tea. But more on that to come!).
Rooibos is naturally caffeine free, and has been consumed for hundreds of years by the natives of the Cape...