Original Ground red espresso® - Rooibos espresso tea

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Our signature ground Rooibos

Rich, full-bodied Rooibos strength and flavour

Make South Africa’s much-loved red cappuccino® and red latte® with our signature ground Rooibos. 100% premium Rooibos tea that has been specially ground for use in coffee appliances, it delivers a strong, full-bodied Rooibos espresso that is the base for all of our red drinks.

  100% premium mountain Rooibos
  Slow grown on single estates
  Pre-ground and ready to use
  Food Review Best New Product 2006 South Africa
  SCAA Best New Product 2008 USA
  World Tea Expo Top 10 2008 USA
  Easy to make on an espresso machine using our customised RCP basket or a standard double filter basket
  Also suitable for use on an AeroPress or French Press
  Not suitable for use in super automatic machines or bean-to-cup machines
  Also available in 8g soft pods that fit into a standard pod filter basket
  View our beverage portfolio for a range of hot and cold red espresso® drinks recipes for your café
  Kosher certified
  Halaal certified

  Frequently asked questions

*free sample available for wholesale customers only - one per customer

Made from 100% Rooibos tea (Aspalathus Linearis).

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  Naturally caffeine-free
  A potent antioxidant boost of flavoursome tea
  5x more antioxidants than green tea
  10x more antioxidants than regular Rooibos tea
  CANSA Smart Choice
  Immune boosting
  No additives, preservatives or colorants
  Low in tannin

What our registered dietician has to say: "Rooibos tea is naturally caffeine-free and is a wonderful source of antioxidants which can help to reduce risk of diseases such as heart disease and cancer. The most nutritious, antioxidant-rich component of rooibos tea, however is the actual leaves. Drinking rooibos tea in the traditional way filters out the leaves and therefore only small amounts of antioxidants actually enter the hot water. The red espresso® Ground Rooibos is made from 100% rooibos tea leaves which allows you to really get all of the health benefits of this amazing tea by consuming the whole leaves in powdered form. The red espresso® Ground Rooibos can be used to make a variety of café-style beverages, such as cappuccinos, lattes or espressos and can even be used as an ingredient in desserts and smoothies."

For best results Dedicate a group head and porta handle to our ground Rooibos and use our Red Crema Plus (RCP) basketUsing a dedicated group head and porta handle prevents any coffee and tea flavours mixing. Our RCP basket ensures best extraction, flavour and crema every time by slowing the pour and removing the need to pre-infuse. Alternatively, dedicate a porta handle and rinse the group head when switching between coffee and our ground rooibos. You can also make our ground rooibos using your standard double filter basket and manually pre-infusing.

Using our RCP basket

  1. Scoop 14g red espresso® Rooibos (one level scoop) into RCP basket
  2. No need to tamp
  3. Express double shot (60ml/2oz)

View our barista rooibos® recipe card here

Using a standard double filter basket

  1. Scoop 14g red espress Rooibos (one level scoop) into standard double filter basket
  2. No need to tamp
  3. Manually pre-infuse to draw out flavour and a better crema:
  • Start expressing and stop when the pour starts
  • Wait 10 seconds
  • Express double shot (60ml/2oz)

Make it on an AeroPress

  1. Scoop 14g red espresso® Rooibos
  2. Fill with hot water
  3. Stir gently
  4. Allow to brew for 1 minute
  5. Plunge

    Make it on your French Press

    1. Use 12g (two table spoons) of red espresso® Rooibos per cup
    2. Top with just-boiled water
    3. Stir gently and allow to brew for 2 – 3 minutes
    4. To adjust the strength add more red espresso® ground Rooibos

      Make it on your Stovetop Moka Pot

      1. Fill the filter basket evenly leaving enough space for our red espresso®  Rooibos to expand
      2. Place on a medium heat and allow to percolate

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 35 reviews
      Love red espresso

      I was introduced to Red espresso while living in South Africa in 2009. It became my favorite choice of warm beverage. I suffered through several years of having to convince friends in Africa to ship it to me or bring it when they came to visit. So glad I have access to it now all the time. It is absolutely amazing.


      Original Ground red espresso® - Rooibos espresso tea

      Bridgette Kadunc
      Original Ground red espresso® - Rooibos espresso tea

      I love this amazing tea!!! Thank you for your spectacular quality, constancy and rich rooibos tea. I purchased in South Africa many years ago, fell in love and wondered if I would ever get this amazing tea without having to go back to South Africa. And Voilà! I found it! Thank you so much!! Please keeping offering this fine rooibos tea!! Thank you.

      Yavor Yanakiev
      hello from Bulgaria

      Hello is really amzing i love this taste :) thank you for the shiping to bulgaria i wanna sell redespresso here in Bulgaria can you givme some mail or something to speak with the right person for that question ?

      Hugo Alarcon
      Excelent Rooibos

      Creamy, really nice acidity taste without caffeine, it developes a similar texture as an espresso, great product.

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