Inspired by Cape Town's 300 year culinary traditions, this naturally caffeine free spiced tea perfectly fuses European and Asian influences. It is one of our most popular teas. Warming Cape Malay spices are blended with rooibos tea from Cape Town's Cedarberg Mountains. The rooibos is still cured in the traditional way and requires great skill to harvest well — one sign that it is ripe for harvest is the wild honey bees that flock to the bushes.
Try our delicious rooibos chai smoothie by steeping 4 teabags in 450ml water overnight. Then add a banana and two scoops of vanilla ice cream or 125g yoghurt and blitz.
Organically grown rooibos tea, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, chicory, cloves, black pepper and cassia oil
Use freshly boiled water. Infuse for 2-4mins according to taste
At Dragonfly Teas we consider that the way crops are grown is intrinsic to the well-being of everyone.
Working with nature to achieve the best quality with little or no chemicals involved is in our view, the way things should be.
The demands of the modern world for more; faster; better has resulted in short term exploitation of the land and the people who work it, with no thought for the future.
So we prefer to do things differently.
We believe that it is important to respect the relationship to the land of those who patiently grow our food (often under great hardship).
We are aware of the difference that the ancient country artisan traditions of food–making can make. Traditions that are thankfully still used today to create high quality teas and other foods, such as fine wines and local cheeses.
There are reputedly up to 8,000 different hand-made teas in China. They are part of a 1,500-year-old tradition. These are disappearing rapidly through mechanical and chemical intervention. The world has plenty of poor quality teas with very few of high quality on offer. This is because of lack of consumer awareness of the rich heritage of taste experiences produced by the smaller artisan tea-makers.
Dragonfly Teas is pledged to bring these teas to the discerning palate and in so doing, help to keep alive the traditions and skills that have created them.
We believe strongly in the ideals of the Slow Food movement, which is growing fast throughout Europe. We think it is important that every country has a dynamic small-scale agricultural food production sector. It ensures that rural people are rewarded for their efforts and helps to stop the depopulation of the countryside.
We also support non-political Fair Trade that campaigns to ensure we pay fairly and as directly as possible to the farmers with as few intermediaries as possible. This means that more of the profits end up directly in the hands of the communities that grow the crops.
5 out of 5
By tea lover | Posted on: 06/12/2011
Both my partner and I love this product and have been drinking it for a little while. My only complaint is that I can't buy it in the supermarket anymore.