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Peppermint Pattie


Fair Trade
Chocolate and mint is a match made in heaven. If you didn’t believe it before, you certainly will now. Rich, full-bodied and decadent, this inspired Rooibos blend offers all of the satisfaction of a sweet indulgence without even a hint of regret.

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Peppermint Pattie makes a perfect latte when prepared with steamed milk and raw sugar or an ideal after dinner drink–with or without sweetener.

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.

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.

Rooibos is an Afrikaans word meaning “red bush”.  Interestingly, the live bush is actually green. It is the drying and oxidation process that slowly turns the harvested leaves a deep red color.

Try Peppermint Pattie with shortbread cookies–or, better yet–with Christmas cookies.

We recommend steeping Peppermint Pattie 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.

Ingredients: Organic Fair-Trade Rooibos, organic mint, organic apple, organic cacao nibs, chocolate, flavoring.


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