- 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.
2 - 5 min, milk can be added on longer infusions
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
Aroma: Fruity, spicy
Infusion Aroma: Fruity, spicy
Infusion Color: Deep Amber
Base flavor: Nutty, spicy, clove finish
Infusion Strength: Medium
Have you tried Rooibos Chai? Tell us what you think!
This was a lovely tea. I added cinnamon chunks (from Shanti tea of course) and it made it even better. I love this tea.
Submitted on April 4, 2018 by Bluebell Rivers
I enjoy this tea with a little honey. This tea is one of my “comfy” tea…perfect for colder days!
Submitted on May 5, 2015 by Hope&Love;
This is a very popular chai, combined with vanilla and steamed milk it makes a perfect Vanilla Rooibos Fog.
Submitted on April 4, 2015 by perkscoffee
I like that this Chai tea is caffeine free, giving my customers a choice with my current Chai tea. It is very aromatic and has a nice light and naturally sweet taste. I steeped it and added nothing, as it was very enjoyable as is.
Submitted on October 10, 2014 by Lynda
From the Shanti Canada Tea 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...