Daintree Chai – Rooibos
Daintree Chai Rooibos is a delicious chai combining the great taste of organic South African Rooibos and Daintree chai’s smooth spicy blend to create a caffeine- free herbal tea. Rooibos tea (pronounced ‘Roy Boss’ or is also known as ‘Red tea’ is a herbal beverage known for its medicinal properties. Rich in many minerals such as iron, calcium, potassium, copper, manganese, zinc and magnesium. This naturally caffeine free brew is a perfect winter warmer or can be iced for a refreshing cool iced beverage.
Here at The Tea Chest our teas are all hand blended made in small batches, packaged in heat sealed foil lined bags with tear off resealable zip lock enclosure to help maintain freshness. Blended and packaged in the rainforest surrounds of Far North Queensland.
The Tea Chest is a small family, and operated business producing a treasure of teas.
Caffeine Class: Caffeine Free
How it tastes: A beautiful balance of smooth and spicy. Star Anise brings a natural sweetness, Ginger and Pepper give this spicy tea a kick, whilst the cinnamon, cardamom and cloves add an earthy tone to any chai blend.
Why it’s special: Rooibos Leaf, a member of the legume family, is a shrubby African plant that is a favourite among South Africanpeople. This sweet, caffeine-free, relaxing herb supplies antioxidant and has also been traditionally used to support the immune system.
Chai Benefits: With people becoming more health conscious and the promotion on healthy living, Chai has become increasingly popular due to the health benefits and low caffeine content compared to that of coffee. Chai boosts digestion, acts as an anti-inflammatory and acts as a source of nutrients to promote overall health. With all of the ingredients combined this beverage is not only delicious it is also healthy.
Rooibos Benefits: there are many health benefits to drinking Rooibos, whether you are caffeine sensitive or wish to avoid caffeine it’s the perfect cup of tea. Rooibos contains antioxidants like all tea; however, Rooibos is also rich in many mineral contents such as iron, calcium, potassium, copper, manganese, zinc and magnesium.
To serve one: Heat 250mls of water to 95°C. Add 1 heaped tsps. of tea and allow to infuse for 3 minutes if taken black; 4-5 minutes if adding milk. Best served with your favourite milk or soy, and sweetened with your local honey if desired.
Stove Top Method
Brewing Chai on the stove top is the more traditional of way to brew chai. This method takes time but the reward is a richly brewed cup of chai allowing all the spices flavours to sing.
1. Place 3 teaspoons of Daintree Chai in a saucepan and add 300 mls of filtered water and allow to come to the boil, simmer for 3 mins.
2. Add 200 ml of milk of your choice (e.g. cows or goats’ milk, soy milk, almond or cashew milk.) Allow milk to heat through for 2 mins.
3. Strain tea into cup. Enjoy!
Tea Type: Rooibos- Aspalathus linearis