Ground rooibos tea 250g
Our signature ground Rooibos
Rich, full-bodied Rooibos strength and flavour
Make South Africa’s much-loved red cappuccino® and red latte® with our signature ground Rooibos. 100% premium Rooibos tea that has been specially ground for use in coffee appliances, it delivers a strong, full-bodied Rooibos espresso that is the base for all of our red drinks.
Ideal if you’re looking for a healthy alternative to coffee or if you prefer your Rooibos tea stronger.
Naturally caffeine-free with 10 x more antioxidants than traditionally brewed Rooibos, it is perfect for the whole family to enjoy anytime of the day or night.
✓ 20 servings
✓ Food Review Best New Product 2006 South Africa
✓ SCAA Best New Product 2008 USA
✓ World Tea Expo Top 10 2008 USA
✓ Easy to make on an espresso machine using our customised RCP basket or a standard double filter basket
✓ Also suitable for use on a French Press, AeroPress and stovetop espresso maker
✓ Not suitable for use in super automatic machines or bean-to-cup machines
✓ 100% premium Rooibos tea
✓ Slow grown at highest altitude as close to nature as possible
✓ Halaal certified
✓ Kosher certified
✓ Frequently asked questions
Made from 100% Rooibos tea (Aspalathus Linearis).
✓ Naturally caffeine-free
✓ A potent antioxidant boost of flavoursome tea
✓ 5x more antioxidants than green tea
✓ 10x more antioxidants than regular Rooibos tea
✓ CANSA Smart Choice
✓ Immune boosting
✓ No additives, preservatives or colorants
✓ Low in tannin
What our registered dietician has to say: "Rooibos tea is naturally caffeine-free and is a wonderful source of antioxidants which can help to reduce risk of diseases such as heart disease and cancer. The most nutritious, antioxidant-rich component of rooibos tea, however is the actual leaves. Drinking Rooibos tea in the traditional way filters out the leaves and therefore only small amounts of antioxidants actually enter the hot water. The red espresso® Ground Rooibos is made from 100% Rooibos tea leaves which allows you to really get all of the health benefits of this amazing tea by consuming the whole leaves in powdered form. The red espresso® Ground Rooibos can be used to make a variety of café-style beverages, such as cappuccinos, lattes or espressos and can even be used as an ingredient in desserts and smoothies."
How to make
It’s so easy to make our ground Rooibos at home on your coffee appliance. Pre-ground and ready to use.
Make it on your home espresso machine
- Fill the double basket with 12g (two table spoons) of red espresso® Rooibos
- Make a 60ml/2oz shot
- Enjoy as an espresso with honey or lemon
- Or add foamed milk for a red cappuccino® with a drizzle of honey and a dusting of cinnamon
Not for use in automatic machines
Make it on your AeroPress
- Scoop 14g red espresso® Rooibos
- Fill with hot water
- Stir gently
- Allow to brew for 1 minute
Make it on your French Press
- Use 12g (two table spoons) of red espresso® Rooibos per cup
- Top with just-boiled water
- Stir gently and allow to brew for 2 – 3 minutes
- To adjust the strength add more ground Rooibos
Make it on your Stovetop Moka Pot
- Fill the filter basket evenly leaving enough space for our red espresso® Rooibos to expand
- Place on a medium heat and allow to percolate
I am an avid tea drinker and my palate likes the effect.
So I have made and enjoyed it in the evenings as a Rooibos cappuccino. Delicious. And great for people who simply do not like coffee and otherwise always have to depend only on a teabag in the cup. I will buy again.
I first had this when my mom bought me a "Red Cappuccino" from a Woolworths cafe. I was intrigued as I had honestly never had this or even heard of a Cappuccino made South Africa's very own rooibos plant. Well calling it delicious does not even begin to describe the taste, mixed with honey and cinnamon, this drink has a reminder of coffee without the accompanying jitters and anxiety after having a cup or two too many. The taste is smooth and velvety, almost creamy and can easily replace coffee any day. 5/5 would drink again.
My daughters do not consume fruit juices or cold drinks. They have only had water, rooibos and a few home made herbal teas from a very young age and were quite particular about which rooibos they would drink. They preferred five roses and one or two others when it came to the tea bags but once I started brewing red espresso for them, they say that the tea bag versions are too weak and that it doesn't even taste like Mum's rooibos unless they get a red espresso cappuccino at a restaurant...then they are happy. It is our go to drink for any ailment they may complain about. I do hope that with rising prices of everything that we will always be able to afford our red espresso as it is packed with goodness that you can feel. I have to get a bigger brewing pot soon for the whole family.
Cannot imagine starting my day without it :)