Ingredients From: South Africa
Shipping Port(s): Cape Town
Grade(s): Choice Grade #1
Growing Altitudes: 1500 – 2500 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type(s): Traditional process, Rolled and fermented.
Cup Characteristics: Tart Natural lemon smoothes bakey rooibos notes with a tongue tickling ginger finish – a superb combination.
Infusion: Reddish orange to full color (depends on brewing time and quantity used)
Caffeine / Antioxidant Level: Caffeine Free Herb / Low
Luxury Ingredients: Rooibos, Ginger, Pineapple + Lime + Lemon pieces, Lime & Lemongrass leaves, Calendula petals, and Natural flavors.
Information: The people of Thailand know a thing or three about finding balance in life. Why three? That’s the number of Noble Disciplines that govern Theravada Buddhism, the religion practiced by 95% of the country’s population. (The country is actually one of the most devoutly Buddhist nations on the planet.) The Three Noble Disciplines are: Discipline, Training of the Mind and Wisdom. Even the philosophy behind Thai cuisine is all about achieving harmony and balance. Thai dishes are characterized by the balance of five fundamental flavors – hot & spicy, sour, sweet, salty and bitter (optional). Only when all the flavors are in perfect balance can a recipe be considered perfect. In developing Thai Lemon Ginger Rooibos, we’ve adhered to this philosophy and the results, if we may be so bold, are indeed perfect. The blend starts with Rooibos, while not in itself salty, does possess a mellow herbal quality that like salt, accentuates the flavors of the other blend ingredients. Next, ginger adds the spicy hot component, followed by tart lemongrass for the sour component and dried pineapple for the sweet. (We left out bitter – there’s nothing bitter about this cup!) The resulting blend hits all the right notes if you’ve got relaxation on the brain. Brew a pot today and starting thinking enlightenment.