Green Rooibos Tea
Fermented red rooibos is the most popular and widely used kind. There is also a green version that isn't fermented. Green rooibos is not just rare, but also very new. It may contain more antioxidants, has a gentler and fresher flavor, and is quite simple to prepare.
It has a light body, a bright herbaceous scent, and a hint of fresh snow-pea sweetness, with a somewhat grassy taste.
Despite the fact that red and green rooibos have similar health advantages, their chemical makeup differs significantly. The oxidation process is responsible for this. To maintain the color, taste, and antioxidants in green rooibos, it is dried immediately after harvesting.
There is no caffeine in Rooibos. This makes it a safe drink to have the nights before going to bed, or even for most pregnant or breastfeeding mothers. In fact, rooibos is one of the few teas that are appropriate for both infants and children.
Rooibos (red bush) is coming from South Africa and it is quickly gaining recognition for its health properties since it contains vitamin C, antioxidants, magnesium, calcium, manganese, zinc, and iron, and it is caffeine-free.
◉ If the infusion is free of Green, Black, White, Oolong, or Mate tea, then it is caffeine-free as well.
◉ Should be stored in airtight glass containers -in a cool, dark, and dry place- to preserve the flavor, texture, and properties.
◉ Since there is so much flavor in this mixture, it could be reinfused once or twice more. ◉ Refrigerate leftover tea in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
Rooibos Tea Brewing Instructions
- Hot Brew
- Heat the water to just the point when it starts to boil.
- Add 1 teaspoon of loose tea to a tea infuser or tea bag, for every 180ml - 240ml of water. If you prefer a stronger cup, include more tea instead of a longer steep time to prevent the likelihood of a more bitter flavor.
- Pour the heated water (right off the boil) over the tea, cover your cup, and steep for 5-7 minutes or longer.
- Add milk honey, or stevia for sweetness, if desired.
- Cold Brew
A cold infusion delivers flavors that are sweeter, smoother, more complex, and can be made in a number of different ways.
The Fast Way
Follow the steps as shown in the "Hot Brew", but use less water, and perhaps even more tea, in order to produce tea concentrate.
Strain and pour over ice or cold water.
20' to 60' Ready
Add 1-2 teaspoons of loose tea to a tea infuser or tea bag, for every 200ml - 250ml of water. Pour ice-cold water over the tea, stir, cover, and steep for 20 minutes at least. Serve over ice and enjoy.
Overnight Ice Tea
Add 1-2 teaspoons of loose tea to a tea infuser or tea bag, for every 200ml - 250ml of water. Pour room-temperature water over the tea, stir, cover, and refrigerate for 6 to 12 hours.
Follow these additional steps to make the perfect cup of tea!