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Tropical Escape

Steeping Instructions

Step 1:
Preheat mug with boiling water, discard and refill.
Step 2:
Steep 1 tsp or 3-4 grams of tea per 8 oz water.
Step 3:
Steep for 7-10 minutes as desired. Great candidate for cold brewing tea for a summer iced treat.

Tropical Escape Tisane Description:

Tropical Escape, with a rooibos tisane base, has a unique and zesty lime citrus flavor with notes of ginger and rare spices. The brilliant yellow and orange infusion glows in your cup and has wonderfully refreshing notes of tropical fruits, West Indian lime and select spices.

The unique flavor of this rare lime variety is thirst quenching. Get the juices flowing with this stimulating yet caffeine-free blend.

Want to know more?  Learn more about rooibos, where it comes from, and the many blends it provides.

Conventional TeasIngredients:

South African Organic Green Rooibos, Organic Ginger Root, Organic Lemongrass, Organic Lemon Myrtle, Organic Licorice Root, Essential Lime and Tangerine Oils

South African Rooibos Significance:

The scientific name for rooibos, which comes from Afrikaans meaning “red bush”, is Aspalathus Linearis. Coming from the legume family, rooibos is related to beans, peas, clover, and peanuts, though the family also includes over 16,000 other species. It is a shrub that grows up to 6’ in height with green, needle shaped leaves and yellow flowers.

Rooibos is only grown in one location in the world, the valleys of the Cederberg Mountain region of Western Cape, South Africa, to the north of Cape Town. Rooibos has been consumed by local Khoisan inhabitants for more than 300 years. The arriving Dutch settlers to South Africa in the 1700’s started to consume rooibos due to the high cost of imported black tea. Commercial production began in the 1930’s and more recently its anti-oxidant properties have attracted significant demand, initially from Japan but now from many other countries as well. In fact, exports have increased over 700% from 1993 to 2003.

The specific region where rooibos is grown recently was designated a World Heritage Site, yet the majority of land is privately owned, so the need for responsible land use and development practices has driven the South African Rooibos Council to develop Right Rooibos, a program to foster sustainable production practices for the industry and support production while protecting the environment.

Product Reviews

  1. Great layers of flavors 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Jan 2015

    Its hard to capture the layers of flavors that this tisane embodies. I can say that it has great balance. Not one flavor overpowers another. It is light, fruity, spicy, and yet not overwhelming. It is my favorite purchase from the site to date.