‘Chateau Rouge!?’ I hear you say. You are probably thinking I am somewhere in the heart of France enjoying afternoon tea in a Château. I wish I was – I love tea and I love châteaux. In actual fact Chateau Rouge is the name of a luxury tea company based in London. A few weeks back I received a parcel of teas from Chateau Rouge Tea and what magnificent teas they were. Each package beautifully wrapped, I almost didn’t want to open them.
But once I carefully unwrapped the crisp white tissue paper sealed together with an elegant Chateau Rouge sticker, I found three lovely silver packages staring back at me. As you can see each package is well labelled and the packaging is 100% biodegradable resealable foil pouches. They are available in sizes as little as 10 grams.
These packages here are 50 grams each. To find out more about Chateau Rouge’s luxury tea please do click on over to their wonderful website where they have detailed information on the different types of teas on offer as well as videos on how to make their teas.
Chateau Rouge’s Vanilla Rooibos Tea is part of their Tisane range, this means it’s part of their ‘herbal tea’ range.
Rooibos means ‘red bush’ in Afrikaans and it is only grown in the Western Cape province of South Africa. For hundreds of years the Africans have used rooibos tea both for medicinal reasons and because of its pleasant, slightly sweet and nutlike flavour. If you lived in South Africa ‘Rooibos’ would be very familiar to you but in recent years Rooibos tea is becoming increasing popular around the world due to its many benefits. Rooibos tea contains no caffeine and very little tannin so it is an ideal substitute for coffee and conventional black teas. Upon my research about rooibos tea I found that it has many health benefits, some of which are:
I tried all three teas sent to me by Chateau Rouge Luxury Tea and each one has their own beautiful distinct characters but the first one I wanted to bake with was Vanilla Rooibos tea.
The herbal tea has a calming aroma and a very smooth pleasant flavour. Like normal tea, some prefer to drink it with a dash of milk and sugar whilst others prefer it on its own. As for me you can see I prefer it on its own and in a cupcake so why not try some for yourself?
Review thanks to: The Charmed Cupcake - Dedicated cupcake blog where 'cupcakes are an important part of a balanced diet'