- Serving Size: 2.6g /cup
- Steeping Temp: 100°C
- Steeping Time: 2 to 5 mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: India
- Caffeine: Caffeine Free
Rooibos Chai is a caffeine-free blend of organic rooibos, cardamom, and cloves, which produces a simple, lightly spiced, and excellent afternoon tea. It is a very simple blend of spiced herbal tea; but in simplicity comes great flavor. Our Rooibos Chai captures the most basic fragrance, flavor, and essence of spiced herbal tea, and thus enhances the spiced tea experience.
Story, Folklore, History...
Chai or Tea?'Chai' is the generic Hindi word for 'tea'. It has been associated with the concept of 'spiced tea' since the most popular tea in India is spiced black tea, however chai literally means 'tea' and nothing more. Those who refer to spiced tea as Chai Tea are in fact simply saying 'Tea tea' which makes no sense. We use the word 'chai' when referring to our spiced teas in acknowledgement the western evolution of the word.
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
Aroma: Fruity, spicy
Infusion Aroma: Fruity, spicy
Infusion Color: Deep Amber
Base flavor: Nutty, spicy, clove finish
Infusion Strength: Medium
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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...