Rooibos tea, while delicious and bursting with antioxidants, is not a true tea at all. While true tea, think black or green the two most well-known varieties, grow on the Camellia sinensis plant, rooibos comes from the Aspalathus linearis, a plant native to South Africa.
Rooibos is enjoyed as an alternative to green tea or black tea. With its sweet, delicate yet earthy flavor, it offers an unexpected treat when you’re craving something new (and caffeine-free).
Loose leaf rooibos tea is better for you than bagged rooibos tea. Loose leaf rooibos tea utilizes whole tea leaves, fruits, herbs and spices allowing the full flavor and health benefits of each ingredient to steep into your cup. For bagged tea, the tea leaves and ingredients have to be chopped into tiny pieces in order to fit into a small tea bag. Whenever bagged tea is chopped up finely like that, it gives the leaf more surface area. And with that surface area comes more space for the health benefits and flavor to be released immediately into the air. Loose leaf rooibos tea, on the other hand, is not chopped up like that. It stays whole and therefore holds onto all of the flavor and health benefits until it unfurls and releases it into your cup. Not only do you get stronger flavor and more natural health benefits with loose leaf rooibos tea, but you also eliminate the waste of a tea bag, string, staple, etc making loose leaf rooibos tea better for you and for the environment. Once you go loose, you never go bagged.
Brewing loose leaf tea is just three easy steps. First things first, you’ll need a mug, hot water, your loose leaf tea and an infuser/steeper. Your infuser can be anything that will strain the leaves from your hot water. If you have a tea ball, tea basket, tea pot or French press, any of those work great.
We also offer a few of our favorite brewing utilities. Tea filters are our version of a DIY tea bag that are perfect for when you are on the go. For these, you simply fill them with your favorite loose leaf tea, fold over the top and drop it in your mug. The bag will automatically seal when it gets wet, so you can walk out the door and toss it in the garbage or compost while on the move.
The Brewmaster is our crowd-favorite brewing accessory. Our Brewmaster’s innovative technology makes brewing loose tea simple: just scoop your tea, add hot water, steep, and place the bottom of the Brewmaster on your mug! The Brewmaster releases your tea into the mug while holding onto all of the tea leaves. Added bonus: it is microwave safe and dish washer friendly!
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Caffeine free and DELICOUS! I had to give it a try. I can't get over how fragrant this tea is and it tastes as good as it smells. I love the chunks of fruit that come to life when you add your hot water. I feel I have to add nothing else to this tea in order to enjoy it. I look forward to trying some of the other flavors available!