- Serving Size: 2.5g /cup
- Steeping Temp: 100°C
- Steeping Time: 5 mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: South Africa
- Caffeine: none
Merry Berry - Lotus Teabag Collection
Blending Red Rooibos, hibiscus, elderberries and berry essences this fruity berry rooibos blend is as refreshing as it is sweet. Great hot or iced, this caffeine free delight is a great choice for kids and adults alike.
Story, Folklore, History...
Elderberries have been used as a folk remedy for hundreds of years in North America, Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa. In some areas, the “elder tree” was thought to ward off evil influence and give protection to the community from witches. Other cultures believed the opposite, proclaiming that witches liked to congregate under the branches, especially when it is full of fruit around harvest time.
While it was originally placed in the honeysuckle family Elderberries are now classified as being a part of the Adoxaceae family.
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
Aroma: Berries, Honey
Infusion Aroma: Sweet Berries, Slightly Earthy
Infusion Color: Deep Amber
Base flavor: Berry
Infusion Strength: Medium-Light
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From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog
Red Lattes - Rooibos-based espresso! - by Safiya Motala
A rooibos latte, or red latte, is a delicious tea latte recipe that uses naturally caffeine-free rooibos instead of coffee. The result is a smooth, rich and complex latte that can be enjoyed any time of day. The natural sweetness of rooibos makes it pleasant without any added sweeteners.
Shanti Tea offers a cut of Espresso Ground Rooibos, or Roospresso, that can be made using your espresso machine! You can enjoy a shot of rooibos espresso, or use it in a latte, or however else you enjoy espresso (affogato perhaps?)
Why? Sometimes you crave a latte, but not looking for the jittery rush of caffeine. Or perhaps you don’t drink coffee, but would like an earthy, complex flavour to your tea latte. Finally, you may love espresso, and want something kid friendly so they can feel grown up and enjoy a latte or sip on Roospresso while you enjoy your espresso.
Rooibos is a wonderful tisane from South Africa, where many people consume it similarly to how we prepare black tea (with milk, lemon, honey or similar accompaniments). It comes from...