Amsterdam Tea Room

Ginger Rooibos

ginger-rooibos

Tasting Notes: Bright clean taste with superb ginger notes. Has a palate refreshing character combined with a fruity touch of spice.

Ingredients: Luxury rooibos, Calendula petals, Ginger pieces, Natural flavours

Country of Origin: South Africa

Region: Cederberg

Caffeine Content: Caffeine free

Water Temperature: 212 F/ 100 C

Steep time: 3-6 minutes

Suggested Serving: 1 tsp / 8oz

Ginger, (Latin: Zingiber officinale), is one of the oldest known spices in the world. The sharp flavoured root has its roots, pardon the pun, in both India and China, but gets its name from an ancient Indian Sanskrit term stringa-vera, which translates into English as “body like a horn”. The spice is mentioned in the works of Confucious, the Koran, and various European Medieval cook-books. Ginger grew in popularity because it kept for a long time and was able to survive long trading voyages. The spice subsequently became a frequently traded commodity and at one point was usually offered along with salt and pepper.
Now don’t worry, we haven’t unearthed, again sorry the pun, a centuries old storehouse of ginger for this tea – we’ve used a freshly grown variety. And what a tea it is! Blended with the mellow character of South African Rooibos and hints of fruit, the ginger lifts spicy notes that warm the mouth and cleanse the palate. (Incidentally, its palate cleansing qualities make it an excellent alternative to green tea when eating spicy Asian dishes.)

Price: Starting at $9 / 50g