Depending on where you're from, you may either say 'car-a-mel' or 'CAR-mel.' Any way you put it, though, this naturally caffeine-free treat with rich notes of caramel flavoring (that is sugar-free!) is sure to have you saying, 'wow! that's good!' Soft and satiny, like a melty caramel. Rounded, sweet and mellow finish.
This tea contains no caffeine | Steep at 212° for 5 minutes.
Our teabags contain the same high-quality tea as our loose-tea offerings. Their pyramid shape gives the leaves plenty of room to unfurl and infuse, placing more flavor in each cup. Enjoy the superior flavor of gourmet tea with the convenience of a disposable bag.
15 full leaf pyramids
Ingredients & Lore
blended with rooibos tea & natural caramel flavor
Caramelization is the result of removing water from sugar, using heat. The sugar is heated slowly to about 340F, and the molecules break down and re-form into compounds with a characteristic color and flavor. You could also start with a mixture of sugar and water if you're concerned about the sugar browning too quickly. To make the caramel sauce, heavy cream is added near the end and quickly whisked to integrate it into the dark syrup and prevent burning.
Questions and Answers
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Does this tea have any sugar in it?
Asked by Michael Adler
on April 16th, 2016
Meet our rooibos farmer, Niklaas Jakobus Slinger
To ensure the best quality and value, we import our teas directly from the
countries in which they are grown, working closely with the farmers who tender
them. Our Roots Campaign connects our customers with the rich stories and the farmers
behind some of our most popular teas.
How long have you been growing tea?
“32 years. I started working as a laborer on a neighboring Rooibos Farm and for the past 14 years I have been growing Rooibos on my own farm.”
What got you started in the tea industry?
“I grew up on a Rooibos Farm. After I left home, I worked on different farms producing a wide variety of agricultural products, but my love for Rooibos and the area in which I grew up brought me back home. Since I was a small boy, I dreamed about owning my own Rooibos Farm and 14 years ago my dream came true with the help of my previous employer who helped me to loan money to purchase my own Rooibos farm.”
Can you describe a typical day out in the field? How many hours would that be?
“During Harvesting season (January - April), I leave home at 05:00 in the morning to turn the Rooibos fermentation heaps on the drying yard. I then go to the fields and start harvesting the Rooibos. At 10:00 I return to the drying yard to open the fermentation heaps and spread the Rooibos thin and evenly to dry. I then continue harvesting till we break for lunch at 12:30. After lunch (14:00) I take the harvested Rooibos to the drying yard for further processing. After cutting and bruising the tea is put into fermentation heaps around 18:00. After that we collect the dried Rooibos from the drying yard. My day ends at around 19:30. A typical working day is around 13 hours during harvesting season.”