Lovely alternative to a traditional black leaf bergamot blend
A lovely alternative to a traditional black leaf bergamot blend. Quite sweet in taste, low in tannin and caffeine free, it's delicious hot or cold - try serving in a jug of crushed ice for a fantastic summer drink.
Brewing the best cup. 1 teaspoon per cup. Boiling water, then brew your rooibos, 5+ mins, try rooibos on its own the first time and then if you prefer, add milk or sugar to taste.
Rooibos, or Redbush Tea, the national beverage in South Africa. It's caffeine-free, low in astringency when compared to black or green tea leaves and contains minerals including iron, potassium, copper, zinc and fluoride.
I agree with Rachel B. I love the Rooibos Earl Grey and reuse the same infuser or teapot of leaves several times each day. I usually buy my teas at the Tugboat shop in Truro ( I buy tea from nowhere else now) and this was the first time I used the online/delivery service - Covid 19 seems to have caused several changes in lifestyle that may become permanent - and the delivery and service were spot on. But I do love the shop so, when I may, I shall return to the Truro shop and the friendly service we get there.
Fantastic flavour - soft and bright and refreshing - caffiene free, less waste/packaging, can refresh the leaves for multiple teapots from same infusion/strainer. When we run out and have to go back to the supermarket bags it makes you realise what a fantastic red bush/rooibush earl grey this is :-) and tugboat are fantastically speedy with your order too :-). Keep up the good work tugboat teas!
This is light, refreshing and just the balance of sweetness and fragranced. So much better than the supermarket version. Of course it’s also teabag free so you can feel virtuous and refreshed!
Just tried this tea - very light and refreshing as promised. A good caffeine free alternative to traditional earl grey.
Surprised by how much I love this tea, because it does not deliver a huge bergamot hit. The flavour is a more delicately scented version of the original black one. Caffeine free, it's a great alternative drink for late afternoon and evening.