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Wasteland - Dark Red Rooibos

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Wasteland - Dark Red Rooibos
Cederberg Mountain, West Cape, South Africa

Native to the mountains of South Africa, rooibos is prized for its great flavor. Naturally caffeine-free, rooibos is also known as red bush and has a deep and dark red infusion with a full body and sweet finishing flavor.

The Wasteland is a perfect example of traditional red rooibos. It exudes a flavor comparable to an Assam or Ceylon (Sri Lankan) black tea, dark, malty, rough, almost desert-y with strong astringent notes. It bites back to let you know its there in the best way.

Brewing Suggestions

  • Use 7g (≈1 tbsp) of leaf per ½ liter (≈17 oz) of water.
  • Use boiling (100°C/212°F) water
  • Steep for 4 minutes, strain leaves, and enjoy!
    • Don't forget to try for multiple infusions! Just add time to each steep.
      • For under 2:00 steep times, add 30 sec.
      • For 2:00 to 4:00, add 1 minute.
      • For over 4:00, add 2 minutes or more.
    • Like milk in your tea? Steep an extra minute!
    • Too strong? Take off a minute, or use 5g of leaf instead!
    • Too light? Kick it up another minute, or use 10g of leaf instead!
    • Wanna do a tea latte?
      • Use 11g (≈1½ tbsp) of leaf per ½ liter (≈17 oz).
      • Steep 2 minutes in ¼ liter (≈8 oz) boiling (100°C/212°C) water
      • Add ¼ liter (≈8 oz) hot milk, steep another 3 minutes.
      • Strain leaves, add sugar if you like (1 tsp usually does it), and enjoy!

Ingredients

  • Organic South African red rooibos

Shipping

We are a small independent operation, and as such we operate inside of our retail space, the Phoenix Pearl Tea Tavern in Red Lodge, MT. We bag teas for orders while also serving in-store customers, including making cups of tea, making food, and selling bulk and retail purchases. Our employees work as quickly as they can, but we don't have a warehouse to operate out of with dedicated employees. As such, orders may take anywhere from 1-5 business days to ship. Thank you for understanding.