Cranberry Pomegranate Rooibos Loose Leaf Tea
Although we named this mouth-watering blend Cranberry Pomegranate, perhaps we should have called it Vitioxidant Rooibos. Why Vitioxidant? This blend, besides being loaded with sweet tones of cranberry (Vaccinium Oxxycoccus) and pomegranate (Punica granatum) layered over the mellow herbaceous character of Rooibos, is also triple-barrel loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. That's right, triple-barrel loaded, (if that is indeed a word.) We'll break it down for you. 1: Rosehips have long been associated with high levels of vitamin C and has even been touted for its ability to percent plaque build-up on teeth. 2: Cranberries, while the numbers are not quite as high as rosehip, also posses rather good doses of Vitamin C & A. In recent years, studies of both cranberries and rosehips have found them to be high in free radical fighting, antioxidant producing phytonutrients. 3. As for Rooibos, the base of the blend, it's so jam packed with good stuff it gets its own write-up below! So go ahead, brew as many cups as you like. With a tea that's this good for you, and tastes like heaven on top of it all, you simply can't go wrong!
HOT BREWING METHOD:
Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz / 200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).