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How to Make Red Espresso Tea: Antioxidant Rich Rooibos Tea
Enjoy your favorite Rooibos tea in a brand new way - Espresso style!
Red espresso tea or rooibos espresso is a tantalizing tea sensation that is making it's way around the world. Rooibos tea originated in South Africa and has been used for some time in making red tea espressos and red tea lattes. Recently a company has patented the name Red Espresso and has developed a grind of concentrated rooibos tea that works perfectly for all types of espresso machines, as well as a line of signature red espresso drinks that are certainly tea-licious!
I will be providing information on how to make the best red tea espresso, what machines or processes work the best, as well as some fine varieties of rooibos teas to try (and buy) for making your own red espresso tea. Come back often to discover the latest secrets to making a fantastic red espresso tea! Welcome and Enjoy!
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Have You Tried Red Espresso Tea? - Soon to be a favorite tea drink even for non tea lovers!
Have you had a red tea espresso?
My first preference in teas is to find an organic version because it is better for me and the environment (yeah I'm an eco geek). This Organic Rooibos is a good choice because the price is actually much cheaper than other organic Rooibos and the flavor is rich and smooth
Rooibos Tea Facts:
Much more than great taste!
•Rooibos (pronounced roy-boss) only grows in one region in the world - the 110km region around the Cederberg Mountains north of Cape Town South Africa.
•Rooibos is caffeine-free; free of oxalic acid, colorants, and preservatives - 100% organic; low in tannin, replenishes iron, boosts the immune system, and is very high in anti-oxidants.
•Research has shown that the espresso form of rooibos is four times richer in anti-oxidants because of the grinding process in an espresso machine.
If you haven't tried Rooibos tea yet buying a sampler is a great way to start. This sample pack from Adagio teas starts you off with 4 varieties mango, earl grey, vanilla as well as plain 'ol Rooibos
Loose Leaf Rooibos Tea for Tea Espresso - Try making your own rooibos tea espresso!
Red Espresso is a patented pre-ground rooibos tea, but really you can use any loose leaf rooibos tea to make a tea espresso and people have been experimenting with tea espressos for years. You can use loose leaf rooibos tea or try to grind the leaves using an espresso grinder - then just brew it like you would any espresso and start making your own rooibos espresso drinks!
Try these featured rooibos teas or experiment with your own, have fun, good luck and enjoy!
If you like the traditional taste of tea you might like to start with a green rooibos as the flavor is a bit milder more like a green tea. This is another organic variety that is also Kosher plus Tea's Etc is a carbon free company so more environmental good karma
I love chai so a chai made from Rooibos tea was a great find. This Rooibos chai from Teavana is a winner - Teavana is a wonderful tea shop (we've got one not too far from our house) and this Rooibos chai with hints of ginger, cinnamon, vanilla, lemongrass and cardamom is just sublime
How to Make Red Espresso Tea
The basis for all espresso tea drinks is the double shot - here are a couple ways to make that espresso shot with various machines.
Buy Red Espresso Rooibos Online - Red Espresso Ground Rooibos Tea, 8.8-Ounce Pouches
"I used a real espresso machine and it made an excellent rooibos espresso. A very good substitute for coffee espresso if you are trying to cut caffeine."
"I used a Racillio Silvia espresso machine. I've tried making both hot (Red Lattes, Red Cappuccinos, Red Americano) and cold (Iced Red, Red Fresh) drinks with good results. My favourite so far is the Iced Red."
First, make sure your espresso machine is clean - coffee flavored tea is not the sensation we are going for here trust me.
Second, scoop 2 tablespoons (12g) of Red Espresso or your own ground rooibos into the double filter basket.
Third, Express a double shot - this is the basis for your espresso tea drink! Kapow, just like that!
Red Espresso Brewing Tips:
- Do not tamp. Just level.
- Pre-infuse by wetting the grounds and wait ~15 seconds before brewing.
First, again make sure your French press is clean - espresso tea yum, tea/coffee not so yum.
Second, scoop 2 tablespoons (12g) per cup of Red Espresso or your own rooibos into the cylinder.
Third, fill the cylinder with hot water (just under boiling for best results).
Forth, stir gently and set the french press on top of the cylinder without pushing down to retain the heat.
Fifth, allow the rooibos to brew for a few minutes, and then press down the french press slowly. Presto-chango you are ready to make your drink!
More Information on Red Tea Espresso - Satisfy your curiosity about rooibos espresso
Find Espresso grinders for sale and make your own red tea espresso - for best results look for a burr grinder so the tea is ground uniformly.
- Adagio Teas
One of my favorite places to buy tea online, they have a great selection of rooibos teas to use for making your own red tea espresso drinks.
- Red Espresso Official Website
Learn the secret to making all types of Red Espresso drinks right from the source. Eventually they will be selling Red Espresso right from the site as well.
- Whole Foods Market Store Finder
Right now Red Espresso is only found at Whole Foods Market. If you aren't the experimental type and just want to buy pre-ground rooibos tea than look for a Whole Foods near you here.
- Who is Carl Pretorius?
Carl Pretorius is the founder of South African based Red Espresso, and is gambling that the world will love rooibos espresso - I'm thinking that gamble will pay off. This is a brief article about him and his venture.
Adagio Teas triniTEA Electric Tea Maker - This is the perfect tea maker for tea espresso drinks!
Adagio Teas triniTEA Electric Tea Maker - This is the perfect tea maker for tea espresso drinks!A simple way to make loose tea or rooibos! Adagio Teas electric tea maker is the way to go. No need to have multiple tea making devices. This baby does it all - heats water, steeps leaves, and keeps tea warm to enjoy all day long. Variable timer and temperature control lets you adjust the strength of an infusion, ensuring a perfect cup of tea each time. Works well with all tea varieties.
And you know what? I'll tell you what, with this fine tea maker you can use any style of tea in your tea espresso! Just set your timer for the strength of your choice and kapow - minutes later you mix your tea latte and enjoy one heck of a tasty treat! See the video below for some great espresso tea ideas.
Red Espresso Machines for Sale - Make your red tea espresso in style!
If you are going to make your own red espresso tea you may as well do it in style with a red espresso maker - what better way to enjoy the ambiance of a fine Rooibos espresso tea! More detailed espresso machine reviews will be coming soon, but for now try grabbing a great deal on one of these currently for sale.
As always I welcome your thoughts, ideas and input. Take a bit of time and write up a hey ho how's it going. And while you're at it what is your favorite Red Espresso drink?
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