This week's selection is perfect for this spring-summer transition period when one day is blistering hot and the next is quite brisk.
Scarlet Rose Infuse Tea
Origin: Herbal Blend
Ingredients: Organic currants, organic hibiscus flowers, organic rosehips, organic rooibos, organic blueberries, organic orange peel, organic cranberries, natural blueberry, passion fruit and mango flavors.
Tasting Notes: A deep red infusion that is tart with natural notes of blueberry and cherry
Water Temperature: 212°F (boiling)
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 4-5 minutes
Scarlet Rose lends itself exceptionally well to different modes of preparation. This tart yet sweet berry-floral blend is excellent iced or hot, by itself or with just a whisper of honey. Chock full of real fruit-including the slightly sharp taste of cranberry smoothed out by the nectar-like sweetness of rooibos and slightly floral rosehips, Scarlet is great for winding down after a long day at the office (or just out and about)
As a rooibos based blend, Scarlet Rose also provides many of the health benefits associated with this plant. Rooibos is bursting with antioxidants, far more so than blends that include tea leaves, and possesses anti-inflammatory properties. It also aids in digestion for those with stomach cramps, indigestion, or problems with overall digestion. It is suggested that customers consume rooibos based teas 30 minutes before a meal in order to maximize the effectiveness of its digestive properties.
Who should we recommend this tea to? Scarlet is great served hot at tea parties or iced for a relaxing afternoon in the sun with a nice book by the lake. As with other herbal blends, its great for expectant and new mothers or those monitoring their caffeine intake.