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.
Taste Notes : Soft Bergamot Caffeine-Free
Brewing : One teaspoon per cup. Boiling water, then brew your tea, 5+ mins, a little honey or sugar, with or without milk
Ingredients : Rooibos, flavouring
Details : 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 minerals including iron, potassium, copper, zinc and fluoride.
Delivery Information : Order before 1pm for same day shipping with Royal Mail Tracked 48 service. Shipping is free for orders over £30 ( £3.50 below £30 ).
Mix & Match Any Tea Discount Any 3 x Regular Tea Pouches = £11
Have been looking for more flavoured caffeine free blends for ages (trying to go caffeine-free in pregnancy!). This one was not like a "true" earl grey - you could definitely taste the redbush too - but made a lovely change and felt like a real treat with afternoon tea scones!
I really like this tea, the balance of the bergamot is just right, and it's light, perfect for multiple cups per day. As rooibos leaves are quite small you will need a fairly fine mesh on your infuser / teapot.
I second that!
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.
Our go to brew
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!
So much better than the supermarket stuff!
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!