Discover Rooibos Tea & Moroccan Mint Tea
Yearning for your next tea-venture and in love with bright flavors that have little to no caffeine? Meet Rooibos tea and Moroccan Mint tea. Here’s why we are delighted with these two blends and think you would be too!
Introducing Rooibos Tea
You don’t get much more sunshine soaked than the naturally caffeine free flavor of Rooibos (pronounced roy-boss, FYI). This copper tinted herbal infusion has been enjoyed by South Africans for hundreds of years, and now its refreshing, earthy flavor is getting the recognition it deserves from tea drinkers the world over. Rooibos is an incredibly unique herb that’s traditionally only grown in one place on the planet—the stunning Cederberg mountains north of Cape Town, where it thrives beneath the blistering South African sun. It’s an infusion that has a taste similar to dried fruits, with hints of sweet honey and earthy notes. We think it makes a wonderfully versatile alternative to regular tea and coffee—perfect for all you adventurous sippers out there.
Tea time ideas: Rooibos Tea
Red Rooibos tea’s uniquely earthy, slightly sweet taste is surprisingly versatile, pairing just as marvellously with savoury foods on the fragrant and spicy end of the flavor spectrum as it does with sweet treats. If you’re a sucker for savoury, we think a cup of Rooibos works wonderfully alongside something hearty and aromatic, like a chickpea stew or vegetable curry. Got more of a sweet tooth? Try those earthy flavors with a lovely fresh cinnamon swirl. In short: it’s a tea to enjoy as much with your mains as it is with your dessert!
Getting the best from your brew: Rooibos Tea
To unlock its full flavor potential, Roobios tea benefits from a solid brew time. We suggest letting the bag steep for a good 4-5 minutes, so go put your feet up and have a quick thumb through what’s new on Instagram. After that, the brew should have developed a beautifully bright copper-brown color, think the dusty shades of an African sunset, and a good clarity. Roobios is also one of the only herbal infusions that works just as well with a splash of milk as it does plain!
Introducing Moroccan Mint Tea
Drunk far and wide across the countries of northwest Africa, but particularly in Morocco, ‘Magrebi’ is more than just a type of tasty, mint flavored green tea—it’s a symbol of national Moroccan identity. Served several times throughout the day, with or without food, it’s a uniquely zesty take on green tea that saturates the entire social fabric of Moroccan tradition and history. This tealightfuly minty drink tastes so deliciously refreshing, reinvigorating and revitalizing that you’ll happily be able to put away cup after cup.
Tea time ideas: Moroccan Mint Tea
If there’s a more refreshing tea choice than a cup of Moroccan tea, we’ve yet to find it. Across the temperature spectrum, from hot to cold, it’s an invigorating and revitalizing spearmint blast that’s guaranteed to shake up your senses and excite your taste buds. In Morocco it’s served anyplace, anytime, and we couldn’t agree more, 24 hours a day it makes a delicious alternative to your traditional cup of tea.
If you’re looking for tasty food pairings, we think those crisp, fresh flavors work wonderfully with spicy foods. We suggest brewing up a pot of fresh Moroccan mint tea to go alongside a lively Moroccan meze platter. Think falafel, hummus, pitta, and lots and lots and lots of hot chilli sauce.
Getting the best from your brew: Moroccan Mint Tea
Hot or cold, Moroccan Mint benefits from an infusion time of around 2-3 minutes in boiling water that’s been left to cool slightly. Check out this recipe to make your own Moroccan Mint tea at home! We think its lovely golden yellow color is as pretty to look at as it is to drink. Though it’s traditionally served with sugar, we think it’s basic flavor is wonderful all by itself.