African Elixir

African elixr is an herbal blend with the creamy aroma and flavor of vanilla.

$4.30 /oz

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  • The overwhelming flavor of this blend is vanilla, while rooibos and honeybush add a sweet, earthiness to the cup.

    Rooibos

    Rooibos (pronounced roy-boss) is an herb native to South Africa. The tea industry has dubbed the reddish-brown herbal infusion this herb makes ?African red tea? or ?red bush tea, even though it is actually an herbal tisane. The reported health benefits of rooibos (due to its high levels of health-promoting antioxidants) have contributed to its increased popularity as a beverage and ingredient in health-oriented products.

    Honeybush

    Honeybush (Cyclopia spp.), like rooibos is a shrub indigenous to the cape of South Africa. As rooibos’ popularity has grown, so has honeybush. As a caffeine free beverage, many think of honeybush as a calming beverage to end the day with. The plants name is a reference to aroma of its flowers. Honeybush has a smooth, lightly roasted flavor. Many feel it is slightly sweeter and more full bodied than rooibos.

    Naturally caffeine free.

    General Recommendation: Consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly is you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.****This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.****

    Ingredients

    Red rooibos, honeybush, vanilla flavoring

    Brewing Recommendations

    Teas are like people, each is different and there is no one way to prepare a cup. Use this as a starting point for brewing this tea as you explore its unique characteristics. You may find different times of day or moods, you like to use more or less tea, brew it for a different amount of time….Whatever you do, have fun discovering your perfect cup!

    Tea Brewing recommendations1 tsp/4 grams

    8 oz/237 ml

    2120F/1000C

    5-10 minutes

    Some teas are recommended for brewing with boiling water, while others are brewed at lower temperatures. Even when brewing a tea at a lower temperature, it is recommended that you first boil the water (to kill bacteria etc.) and then allow the water to cool to the correct temperature (ice cubes speed up the process). While you can certainly brew any tea with boiling water, it will change the flavor of the tea.
    This tisane was blended in the US.