"Monkey's Smile" Rooibos Tea
Jump into a jungle of chocolate and banana flavors. Monkey's Smile is a fantastic kid-friendly brew, for any time of day. Sugar-free, yet sweet, creamy, and smooth, it makes an ideal dessert tea with a tropical touch. You'll go bananas for this brew!
Rooibos (redbush) is a naturally sweet tea that can only be found growing in the mountains near the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, swiftly gaining popularity for its taste as well as its health benefits.
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 tea blends that are appropriate for both infants and children.
It's a nutritional, zero-calorie, low-tannin tea that's been used for ages in various nations for its anti-inflammatory properties, with significant levels of minerals such as magnesium, calcium, manganese, zinc, iron, and fluoride, as well as alpha-hydroxy acid, vitamin C and a lot of flavonoid antioxidants.
This herbal tea can help you enhance your heart health, control diabetes, aid digestion, support strong bones, reduce weight and achieve satiety, cure allergies, and keep your skin and hair youthful.
Rooibos Tea, Chocolate, Banana, Flavor
◉ 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!