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Red Rooibos flavored with the natural essence of ripe mango and fresh guava. Safflower, marigolds and cornflowers add a light floral note to this tropical infusion.

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Grown only in South Africa, Rooibos is a botanical rich in antioxidants, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Although it is brewed like tea, Rooibos does not actually contain any portion of the tea plant and is often mistakenly referred to as “red tea”.  It’s naturally sweet with notes of honey and caramel and contains no caffeine. Guava fruit is known for being an incredibly rich source of Vitamin C.

South Africans have been drinking Rooibos for centuries, often with milk and sugar, but it is only recently that Rooibos has been consumed so vigorously outside of Africa.  Rooibos is becoming increasingly popular in the United States due to its mild flavor and purported health benefits.  Not only does it contain a high concentration of antioxidants, but several new scientific studies have linked Rooibos to the relief of allergy symptoms and to helping aid digestion.

Author Alexander McCall Smith’s beloved character Mma Precious Ramotswe, featured in his No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, is often described drinking bush tea.  Bush tea is another name for Rooibos.  The series takes place in Botswana where Rooibos has been popular for generations.

Why pair it with food when you can mix it with rum?  Use 2 parts Guava Guava (already steeped) to 1 part pineapple rum and 1 part simple syrup. Shake it over ice and garnish it with a sugared rim.

We recommend steeping Guava Guava for 5 minutes at 208°.  Because Rooibos does not contain any portion of the tea plant, it is less prone to bitterness and, therefore, difficult to over-steep.

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