"Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane." – Honore de Balzac
This was our very first blend and it holds a special place in our compassionate hearts reminding us to take it easy on ourselves and others. In 2011 we had the great privilege of presenting this as a gift for His Holiness The Dalai Lama at the Kalachakra in Washington DC. The overwhelming fragrance of fruit transports us back to a time living in Hawaii when life was filled with sunshine, rainbows and tropical blue water. Enjoy this blend brewed hot or pour over ice.
Ingredients: South African Rooibos, honeybush, mango, pineapple, dates, rose petals, dried orange peel, rosehips, blue cornflower, crystalized ginger and papaya.
Directions: Heat 6 -8 oz of fresh water to a rolling boil (212ºF preferred) over a heaping 1-2 teaspoons of tea. Steep 7+ minutes, strain and serve immediately.
HOW TO MAKE HERBALS + ROOIBOS "TEA"
Herbs, fruit, spices and rooibos are techincally NOT tea. They are called Tisanes or infusions.
Water: Fresh filtered water is preferred. Do not use distilled water. Depending on your area, tap water may contain chemicals or high levels of minerals which may affect the taste of the tea.
Temperature: No need to worry about temperature! Herbals + Rooibos love a good rolling boil so crank up the temperature to 212˚ F!
Time: You can steep any herbal or rooibos until the cows come home. They will never get bitter or tannic! You can walk away from them and come back to a perfect cuppa. In many cases, the longer you steep the more flavor you get out of it!