Rooibos is a herbal tea which has been produced in South Africa from the Aspalathus linearis for hundreds of years. It became popular with Europeans travelling or moving to South Africa or Australia (one of the few other places where it can be cultivated) as a cheap substitute for expensive black tea. It is now [...]
A very popular tea in Asia, this combines a strong Assam tea base with a blend of spices including cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and cloves.
To brew chai the “proper” way you brew the leaves and spices in simmering milk, and then strain out the leaves and add honey or sugar to sweeten the drink. We think that this tea also works well brewed in water as a more “normal” tea, and it is even quite nice without milk! A warming and robust tea for a cold day.