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"Heart Opener Rooibos" Botanical

"Heart Opener Rooibos" Botanical

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Heart Opener Rooibos is a botanical blend of heart-opening cacao nibs and cacao-dusted rose petals.  Cacao gives the sensation of the heart opening, filling with love, and opens our connection with ourselves and others.  Rose and cacao are herbal aphrodisiacs, bringing about feelings of pleasure and bliss.  Coconut nibs and heart-shaped strawberries sweeten the palate, vanilla and rose add pleasure to the mood, and ginger and spice warm the body. 

Cacao contains theobromine, a substance that is released into the blood stream and increases blood flow to the brain.  Focus and awareness are piqued by the ample oxygen provided by the abundant blood flow.  Theobromine positively influences mood and state of alertness. 

In addition to having a positive effect on moods, cacao is known to have high levels of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, and vitamins and minerals.   

Heart Opener Rooibos can be enjoyed at any time of day, but it makes a great segue from dinner to bedtime.  Infuse it as a hot chocolate-type beverage, or top it with steamed and frothed milk for a heart opening latte (see Brewing Recommendations).

Tea Specifics

South African Long-Cut Rooibos, Strawberries, Cacao Nibs, Rose Petals, Coconut Nibs, Organic Ginger Root, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Organic Madagascar Vanilla Bean, Cacao Powder, Rose Powder, Granulated Honey

Heart Opener Rooibos contains a low amount of caffeine. All items included in this blend are caffeine-free except for cacao. One teaspoon of cacao powder contains 6.6mg of caffeine, and one teaspoon of cacao nibs contains 4.6mg of caffeine.

Tasting Notes

Dark Chocolate, Dark Red Fruit, Floral, Spicy, Sweet, Woody

Brewing Recommendations

Serving Size: 6-7g (3-4 tsp) per 150ml (5oz) purified water.

Ideal Brewing Vessel: Glass Ethoz Tea Brewer; Glass Lotus Easy Gaiwan; Porcelain Easy Gaiwan; Glass Tea Pot With Infuser; Porcelain or Ceramic Tea Pot With Strainer; Tea Sachets

Steeping: Boil water to 212F/100C. Steep for 4-6 minutes before pouring the liquor into a tea cup. Add sweetener if desired.

Latte: Prepare as above using half the amount of water (2.5oz or 75ml) and pour steamed milk into the cup. Top with frothed milk.

For added flavor, sprinkle with cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and granulated honey.

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