- Serving Size: 1.5g /cup
- Steeping Temp: 100°C
- Steeping Time: 5 mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: S. Africa
- Caffeine: Naturally caffeine-free
This herbal blend is an exciting combination of herbs and spices. It embodies the smells and flavours of the African festival season and piques all of your senses creating an experience that walks a fine line between excitement and relaxing escape. The carnival culture of Brazil and the Caribbean stems from African traditions, since Africans has an ancient tradition of parading and moving in circles through villages wearing masks and costumes. Festivals were believed to heal problems, calm angry relatives who died and to bring good fortune.
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.
African Carnival makes an excellent iced tea. There are two methods to prepare iced tea, tea concentrate or cold brew.
Use 1.5 tbsp of loose tea per 1L of cold, filtered water. Allow to infuse for 6-8 hours. Strain out tea leaves and enjoy over ice!
To prepare a tea concentrate, use 1 tbsp of loose tea per 250ml boiling water. Allow to infuse for 5 minutes. Strain out tea leaves and pour over ice. we suggest fillng a 1L container with ice per 250mL of tea concentrate.
Tip: Use your tea concentrate to make tasty cocktails! No need to dilute. Use 1oz or more of tea concentrate for your cocktail, along with sparkling water and your liquor of choice. We recommend dark rum or gin with African Carnival.
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
Grade or Quality: Loose
Aroma: Honey, floral, sweet
Infusion Aroma: Sweet flowers
Infusion Color: Deep Yellow
Base flavor: Honey, fruity
Infusion Strength: Medium-light
Have you tried African Carnival? Tell us what you think!
I recently discovered this tea and loved it from the first sip. It has a well balanced combination of fruity and flowery flavors. It is now on my reorder list!
Submitted by Ely
fun and vibrate tea full of flavour
Submitted by mashavoo
Fruity, floral notes - quite lovely!
Submitted by Henrike
So Good! The right balance of all ingredients, has nice and even flavour. Always on my reorder list.
Submitted by Alana
Simply everyone’s favourite for the look and taste. Kids love it and moms have to reorder often! I enjoy it the most in the summer.
Submitted by Kalaane
I received this tea as a free sample with my order and I am so glad as it is now one of my favourites! It smells heavenly and is flavourful and invigorating.
Submitted by Banting95
The flavour is hard to describe—other than “delicious.” A little fruity, a little floral, a little honey smooth….and all around amazing.
Submitted by Stormy
Flavourful tea that tastes as good as it smells!
Submitted by bdazz
From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog
That tea with the funny-spelled name - by Shanti Tea
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...