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ROOIBOS TEA
How do I store my rooibos tea?

  • Keep tea away from moisture until you are ready to steep it.
  • Once opened store your tea in an airtight container.
  • Keep your tea away from heat.
  • Keep your tea away from sunlight and intense interior lighting.
  • Keep your tea away from strong odours.

How to get the most out of your cup of Rooibos tea?

  • Add boiling water to teabag in a cup.
  • Brew for 4 to 5 minutes. Tip: Keep a fresh pot of Rooibos warm for hours; it won’t lose its flavour or taste.
  • Reheat cold Rooibos several times; it won’t develop a bitter after taste like black Ceylon teas.
  • Keep cold Rooibos in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Rooibos for your home

  • Use cold, left-over Rooibos tea and/or leaves to feed pot plants.
  • Use Rooibos tea bags for cleaning the leaves of household plants. Since plants absorb the tea through the leaves, they get a real treat.
  • Steep used tea bags in room-temperature water until it slightly changes colour and then pour the liquid over the plants. This provides them with extra nourishment.
  • When potting a new plant, use Rooibos tea leaves or tea bags (dried or steeped) in the drainage layer at the bottom of the pot. Since tea is highly absorbent, it will help. Absorb water that will then get released slowly back into the plant.
  • Feed plants by scattering steeped tea leaves into the top layer of the plant’s soil.

Rooibos for first aid

Rooibos has been used for years to treat a number of ailments and there is much anecdotal evidence (stories) of how well they work. While some of these treatments have not been proven in the lab, they are safe to use and worth a try:

  • Add a few Rooibos bags to your bath water to soothe a sunburned skin.
  • Treat itchy skin by wiping the affected skin areas with a face-cloth dipped in a strong solution of lukewarm Rooibos. Press very gently to dry, as rubbing would make the problem worse.
  • Apply strong Rooibos tea to the skin to relieve eczema, rashes and diaper rash. You can even bath your pet in a Rooibos solution to treat skin problems.
  • Chilled used Rooibos tea bags can be effective in treating and refreshing sore or red eyes. The anti-inflammatory properties of these teas may help to reduce any swelling or inflammation that accompanies irritated eyes. Also wonderful to treat puffy or black-ringed eyes.

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red espresso®

How to make the prefect red tea espresso?

Stove top mocha pot method (our recommended way) 

  1. Ensure your stovetop espresso maker is clean. 
  2. Unscrew the bottom portion and fill with cold water (to just below the valve).
  3. Fill the steel filter basket with red espresso® Rooibos.
  4. There is no need to compress the tea.
  5. The red espresso® Rooibos expands in hot water so do not overfill the basket!
  6. Screw on the top portion.
  7. Place on medium heat on stovetop.
  8. Wait until red espresso® Rooibos is fully extracted to the top chamber of the mocha pot.

French Press method

  1. Ensure your French Press is clean.
  2. Scoop 14g (2 tablespoons) red espresso® Rooibos per cup.
  3. Add more red espresso® Rooibos to adjust the strength of the brew.
  4. Fill the cylinder with hot water (water should be just below boiling point).
  5. Stir gently.
  6. Set the plunger on top of the glass cylinder without pushing down to retain heat.
  7. Allow red espresso® Rooibos to brew for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Press down plunger slowly.
  9. Enjoy as is or with your favourite milk or plant-based milk and sweetener.

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NOMU 

Here are some pro tips you should know to store your NOMU spices, rubs and herbs and to season your food like a pro!

Tip # 1 Storing your spices, rubs and herbs
Use the right containers for herbs & seasonings
Keep away from direct sunlight and heat
Store them in a cool dark place.
Always check your spices for smell and taste

Tip # 2 Revive aging spices
Did you know ground spices can last about six months and whole spices can retain their flavour for up to five years?

Simple tip: You can revive the flavour of aging spices by heating it up a little in the skillet for one to three minutes until the spice gives off its signature aroma

Tip # 3 Over seasoned food?
Have you ever over-seasoned your food until it ruins the taste of your dish?
Fret not! Here are some tips to adjust your seasonings!

  • Too salty? Add an acid or sweetener (vinegar; lemon or lime juice; sugar, or honey)
  • Too sweet? Add an acid or seasoning (vinegar or citrus juice)
  • Too spicy or sour? Add a fat or sweetener (butter, cream, sour cream, cheese, or olive oil; sugar, or honey).

Tip # 4 Seasoning your dishes
Cooking chicken, leg of lamb, rack of lamb, or steak? Season your proteins ahead of time so the salt, pepper and spices have time to do their magic.

Apply dry herbs at the early stage and fresh herbs at the end
Cold dishes require a bit more seasoning than warm dishes.
While preparing your dish, remember to taste as you go so you don’t over season!

Tip # 5 How to use NOMU Spiced Rubs
Apply rubs several hours before cooking. Refrigerate the coated meat until you are ready to cook.

Rubs are also great when you sprinkle them on the meat surface just before grilling or roasting.

Flavours become more pronounced the longer the rub is on the meat.

When rubs are left on tightly wrapped roasts for 12 to 24 hours the meat will develop a distinct and somewhat cured flavour.

Psssssssst….The rubs work great sprinkled on roast veggies too or as dips with NOMU Extra Virgin Olive Oil and freshly baked bread!