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Made using South African rooibos flavoured with bergamot, Rooibos Earl Grey brings a delightful twist to classic Earl Grey flavours. Zesty citrus aromas and a rounded orange rind flavour result in a wonderfully refreshing tea, while a smooth, sweet texture makes it ideal for enjoying on a relaxing afternoon.
Rooibos is a naturally caffeine-free drink that is sourced from the Aspalathus linearis, a plant that is indigenous to South Africa’s Cederberg Mountains, located north of Cape Town. The name ‘Rooibos’ is derived from the Afrikaans word for ‘red bush’, a likely reference to the reddish-brown colour that the plant takes on upon oxidisation during production. Known for its distinct earthy flavours and sweet, fruity notes, Rooibos is particularly low in tannins, making for a light, well-rounded drink. Rich in antioxidants, Rooibos is also a source of polyphenols such as the compound aspalathin, which may help to protect against free radical damage, and contribute to weight loss by boosting fat metabolism.
The essential oil that gives Earl Grey tea its unique flavour is obtained from the bergamot orange (Citrus bergamia), a citrus fruit that is yellow or green in colour, and has been described as a cross between a lemon or lime and a bitter orange. It has a fresh, citrusy scent with sweet, floral and spicy notes, and tastes slightly acidic, but the flavour complements a full-bodied, black tea perfectly.
Want to learn more about fabulous Rooibos Tea? Read our article Rooibos Tea - A Gift from the Cederberg Mountains.
Luxury Rooibos, Lemon Peel, Natural Bergamot Flavour, Flavouring
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