Smooth South African Rooibos with a zesty orange kick
Infused with rich, succulent orange flavour, This redbush is a wonderfully flavoursome, caffeine free infusion. Quite sweet in taste and low in tannin, it's delicious hot or cold.
Try chilling, then serving in a jug of crushed ice with orange segments for a fantastic summer drink.
Brewing the best cup. One teaspoon per cup. Boiling water, then brew your rooibos, 5+ mins, try this rooibos on its own the first time and then if you prefer, add sugar to taste.
The word Rooibos is from Afrikaans, literally meaning ‘red bush’. Although The bushes themselves are green and the leaves that are quickly dried after picking are sold as green rooibos most rooibos that is consumed has a distinctive orange red colour and gives a sweeter taste that develops during the post-harvest “fermentation” (oxidation) process, brought about by natural enzymes in the plant.
It's caffeine-free, low in astringency when compared to black or green tea leaves and contains very high levels of antioxidants, as well as minerals including iron, potassium, copper, zinc and fluoride.
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Last year I took afternoon tea at Edinburgh Castle. Being allergic to caffeine, I ordered the Blood Orange Rooibos. It opened my eyes to what a good quality rooibos was. Fruity, with so many subtle flavours and yet reminded me of the times I could drink a cup of builders tea. I’ve tried since then to find a blood orange rooibos that achieves the standard set that day, and failed repeatedly.
However the blood orange rooibos from Tugboat is as good, if not better, than that from Edinburgh Castle. I now look forward in anticipation to my daily pot of blood orange rooibos.
As an aside, the Tugboat experience is perfect; great communication, fast service, excellent packaging and the hand-written note with free sample is just the icing on the cake.
This is so nice and refreshing. I had it hot but would think it would be lovely ice cold
First time buyer the blood orange tea is fantastic the best i have ever tasted ,also free sample was appreciated plus a personalised message from Jess made even better.
have already ordered more tea plus a coffee as well
Delicious refreshing tea. Originally recommended whilst buying coffee in your shop in Truro sometime ago. I can thoroughly recommend!
Not only is the blood orange roobios lovely - so was the message that arrived with it - a reminder to ‘stay safe’ which was simply wonderful.