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Ground rooibos tea 1kg

R 319.93

(Incl. VAT)


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.

  100% premium mountain Rooibos
  Slow grown on single estates
  Pre-ground and ready to use
  71 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 an Aeropress or French Press
  Not suitable for use in super automatic machines or bean-to-cup machines
  Also available in 8g soft pods that fit into a standard pod filter basket
  View our beverage portfolio for a range of hot and cold red espresso® drinks recipes for your café
  Halaal certified
  Kosher certified
  Frequently asked questions


Health benefits

  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

For best results Dedicate a group head and porta handle to our ground rooibos and use our Red Crema Plus (RCP) basketUsing a dedicated group head and porta handle prevents any coffee and tea flavours mixing. Our RCP basket ensures best extraction, flavour and crema every time by slowing the pour and removing the need to pre-infuse. Alternatively, dedicate a porta handle and rinse the group head when switching between coffee and our ground Rooibos. You can also make our ground Rooibos using your standard double filter basket and manually pre-infusing.

Using our RCP basket

  1. Scoop 14g red espresso® Rooibos (one level scoop) into RCP basket
  2. No need to tamp
  3. Express double shot (60ml/2oz)

View our barista Rooibos recipe card here

Using a standard double filter basket

  1. Scoop 14g red espresso® Rooibos (one level scoop) into standard double filter basket
  2. No need to tamp
  3. Manually pre-infuse to draw out flavour and a better crema:
  • Start expressing and stop when the pour starts
  • Wait 10 seconds
  • Express double shot (60ml/2oz)

Make it on an AeroPress

  1. Scoop 14g red espresso® Rooibos
  2. Fill with hot water
  3. Stir gently
  4. Allow to brew for 1 minute
  5. Plunge

Make it on a French Press

  1. Scoop 14g red espresso® Rooibos per cup
  2. Fill with just boiled water
  3. Stir gently
  4. Allow to brew for 2-3 minutes
  5. Press plunger down slowly

    Make it on your Stovetop Moka Pot

    1. Fill the filter basket evenly leaving enough space for our red espresso® Rooibos to expand
    2. Place on a medium heat and allow to percolate

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 14 reviews
    Dané Durandt
    This changed my life

    I cant believe they’ve been hiding this tea from us. Ive always wanted something stronger in flavour than regular tea bags.
    This is also perfect for iced tea

    Michael Allen Smith
    Red Espresso is Espresso Style Rooibos

    Red Espresso is a finely ground version of pure rooibos, which makes it possible to pull espresso shots. As a fan of rooibos and an espresso fanatic, I was excited to try this product. It delivered. I pulled several shots of espresso experimenting with dosage and tamping. Only tamp enough to level out the shot. You are not packing it like regular espresso. Because you aren’t packing the shot, don’t overfill. It just needs to be level. Red Espresso was able to deliver the rich, full, espresso-like taste with rooibos. I made shots for several rooibos fans, most of whom were not coffee drinkers, and they all enjoyed the rich flavor. It was a hit. Before completing my tests, I decided to pull espresso shots of regular rooibos tea that had not been ground as fine as Red Espresso. It was a mess and failed to yield the same rich flavor. Stick with Red Espresso. I am a fan of rooibos and espresso. Now I am a fan of Red Espresso. It brings the depth of espresso taste to rooibos. And the fact that it has no caffeine makes an ideal drink for late in the day.

    Rudi Botha
    Red Tea

    Also red hot service

    Thank you so much Rudi :) We aim to serve not only the best hot drinks but also the best service!

    best alternative to tea or decaff coffee

    I sell mostly coffee and red cappuccinos at my markets and events. I have seen – that if I don’t provide normal teas – people LOVE when I offer Red Americanos or Red Cappuccinos as alternative to tea or decaff coffee

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