Frosted Carrot Cake Honeybush
formerly Olaf’s Song Rooibos Tisane
classic carrot cake flavor in a rooibos and honeybush blend accented with orange candies
Inspired by everyone’s favorite loveable snowman, Frosted Carrot Cake Honeybush Rooibos Tisane is a perfect blend of rooibos, honeybush, green rooibos, raisins, carrots, cinnamon, white chocolate bits and safflowers highlighted with snowman confections and carrot candy sprinkles. Flavor so rich, you’ll forget this tea is good for you!
Olaf’s Song is an excellent choice for those wanting to serve children a naturally caffeine-free tisane. Not only is the name inviting, but the flavor is very child-friendly. Frosted Carrot Cake Honeybush Rooibos Tisane makes a great introduction to the world of tea…and tisanes.
The overall cup of Frosted Carrot Cake Honeybush Rooibos Tisane is sweet, smooth and utterly delightful and comforting.
As a rooibos tisane, Frosted Carrot Cake Honeybush is naturally caffeine free.
This blend also contains high levels of antioxidants with the most coming from the rooibos and honeybush.
For more information on the amazing benefits of rooibos, please read our blog post Why You Should Drink Rooibos Everyday and a Note on Who Shouldn’t. (Yes, there are some folks, specifically those undergoing chemotherapy treatments, who should speak with their medical care provider before adding rooibos to their diet.)
As a rooibos, this tisane is naturally caffeine-free and contains soothing properties to aid relaxation.
Rooibos and green rooibos (unfermented rooibos—think black tea which is fermented vs. green tea which is not) both provide antioxidant benefits. Studies show the regular consumption of rooibos in either form may help fight cancer, protect against heart disease and may positively affect blood sugar.
Honeybush is a lesser known tisane that is rising in popularity. Closely related to the rooibos bush and also indigenous to South Africa, honeybush is equally beneficial. It is naturally sweet and has honey-like aroma and notes—hence its name. The leaves, bark and stems of this bush contain a variety of minerals including calcium, iron and zinc as well as other plant compounds with antioxidant benefits.
Cinnamon bark is full of beneficial compounds that may help improve heart health and reduce inflammation and sugar levels and even alleviate menstrual cramps.
Frosted Carrot Cake Honeybush Rooibos Tisane is excellent served hot or iced; plain or sweetened with sugar, honey or other sweeteners. Milk may also be added or follow this directions below to make this a creamy treat.
The warmth of cinnamon and sweet notes of vanilla and honeybush, make this tisane a wonderful base for a latte style beverage we call "lattea-s."
To prepare a lattea using our flavorful Frosted Carrot Cake Honeybush Rooibos Tisane,
- Prepare tisane according to the traditional hot tea method below.
- Sweeten one cup to taste if desired.
- Heat one cup of milk in a saucepan being careful not to scold.
- Using a whisk or aeroater, froth the milk.
- Pour the tisane into a large mug, leaving room for the frothy milk.
- Pour the milk over the tisane in the mug.
- Spoon the remaining milk foam over the top of the beverage.
Traditional Hot Tea
Measure one heaping teaspoon of tea leaves per one cup water into a tea filter or into an infuser of your choice. Keep in mind, the infuser you choose must be large enough to allow the tea leaves to swell and unfurl. This allows the tea leaves to release their full flavor. Place filter into teapot or mug. Bring filtered or freshly drawn water to a boil then pour into teapot or mug. Infuse 8-10 minutes. Remove the filter and discard or remove infuser and discard tea leaves. Garnish as desired with sugar, honey, sweetener and/or lemon slices.
Measure six heaping teaspoons of tea leaves into a tea filter and place into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Bring 2 cups of filtered or freshly drawn water to a boil. Immediately pour boiled water over filter into teapot or heat-resistant pitcher. Infuse 8-10 minutes. Remove filter and sweeten tea with ½ cup sugar if desired. Add 2 cups of filtered or freshly drawn water to a serving pitcher. Pour in prepared tea and mix well. Add 2 cups ice and stir. Serve immediately or refrigerate.
Measure four teaspoons of tea leaves into a tea filter and place inside a clean glass jar or small pitcher. Position filter so that the tea leaves will be submerged and the top hangs over the side of the jar or pitcher so that leaves do not spill out once water is added. Pour four cups of filtered or freshly drawn water over the filter. Cover with lid or plastic wrap. Refrigerate 8-12 hours (or overnight).
*Cold-infused tea has higher levels of antioxidants.
Store Frosted Carrot Cake Honeybush Rooibos Tisane in a cool, dark place away from light and moisture. If stored properly, this tisane will stay fresh for up to two years.
Ingredients: rooibos, honeybush, green rooibos, cinnamon bark, raisins, carrot bits, white chocolate morsels, safflower petals, candied snowman, orange confections