Country of Origin: South Africa
Leaf Appearance: small, reddish and woody
Ingredients: rooibos, lemon grass, lemon flavor
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser
Liquor: deep reddish brown
Etsy seller Ashleigh Wilson recently connected with me on Twitter and offered me some samples to try. I’m not a big fan of rooibos or herbal teas but sometimes even I need something caffeine free for late night sipping. It was woodsy, earthy and sweet. The lemon flavor was strong but not overpowering. Sometimes rooibos blends make me nauseous because they are so cloyingly sweet but I’m happy that did not happen with this one. I can see myself reaching for this when I’m feeling under the weather because the lemon was very throat soothing. In addition to their line of herbal teas, eatdrinkme also offers customized porcelain mugs. Although they are based in the UK, their shipping rate and prices are very reasonable. I wish Ashleigh the best of luck in the future. She is off to a great start.
You can find out more about this tea here.