Bourbon Street Vanilla Rooibos
Fruity with sweet notes. Vanilla flavoring gives the rooibos a wonderful exotic jazzy depth. The Rooibos produces a reddish orange, full colored liquor.
HEALTH PROPERTIES: Low in anti-oxidants
CAFFEINE LEVELS: Caffeine Free
TEA SOURCING: South Africa Rooibos
INGREDIENTS: Rooibos, Almond pieces, Calendula petals, Natural flavors (Organic Compliant). Contains Nuts.
ETHICS: Ethical Tea Partnership and GMO free
THE STORY OF BOURBON STREET VANILLA ROOIBOS
Is there any other street in the United States that conjures up as many exotic images as does Bourbon Street in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter? From Voodoo to Jazz and Burlesque to Mardi Gras, Bourbon is the street where anything can, and does, happen. (Don't believe it? Pick up a copy of "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole - considered by some to be the most accurate depiction of the French Quarter ever written. And it's hilarious!) Or if you prefer, take a trip to New Orleans and experience the street for yourself.
It was during one such visit that Metropolitan Tea's Master Taster came up with the idea for this blend. While perusing the shops of the French Quarter one evening, he caught a whiff of toasty Vanilla drifting from an alley. The smell was so hypnotizing he felt compelled to follow it and soon discovered that it was coming from a small makeshift voodoo shrine someone had constructed. He decided to capture the enticing character he had experienced and blend it with pure, caffeine free, South African Rooibos to reflect the African roots of the voodoo he had stumbled across. The result is an exceptionally smooth herbal tea with mysterious character and subtle notes of fresh vanilla. Enjoy a cup today. (Or we'll turn you into a goat!)
BREWING INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOT TEA: Infuse one slightly heaping teaspoon for each 8 ounce cup with water brought to a rolling boil (85 degrees Celcius) for 3-7 minutes.
Infuse 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of tea with 1 1/4 cups of boiling water for 7 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water, and add the infused tea, straining the leaves, to the pitcher. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Add lemon and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water.
Infuse 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea with 6 ounces of boiling water for 7 minutes. Add the tea to a 12 ounce glass, filled with ice, straining the leaves. Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the tea or removing the bags. Add lemon and sweeten to taste.
NUMBER OF CUPS: 15-20 cups from each 50 grams of tea, with a single use of the leaves. Loose leaf tea is traditionally infused 3 times, with a different flavor profile following each infusion. Accordingly, each 50 gram bag can make up to 60 cups of tea.