Selby Select Rooibos Tea

Selby Select Rooibos Loose Leaf Tea is our custom blended Rooibos with orange peel and dried yogurt pieces. Created to celebrate the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, this is our perennial best seller. Each sip releases the aroma of sweet ripe oranges, followed by creamy notes on your tongue. You will think you are drinking Florida sunshine in a magnificently serene garden. Savor and enjoy!

Selby Select Rooibos is one of the teas offered in the Celebrating Sarasota Collection of Teas.

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FLAVOR, INGREDIENTS & BREWING

Selby Select Rooibos Loose Leaf Tea is our custom blended Rooibos with orange peel and vanilla. Created to celebrate the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, this is our perennial best seller. Each sip of Selby Select releases the aroma of sweet ripe oranges, followed by creamy notes on your tongue. You will think you are drinking Florida sunshine in a magnificently serene garden. Savor and enjoy!

Our Selby Select Rooibos Tea is the first tea created to celebrate the many special places at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida.  There are many magical events held at Selby every year.  A few examples include the Garden Music Series, the All American Cookout on the 4th of July,  and the holiday extravaganza, Lights in Bloom.

For the 9 years we managed the Selby House Cafe, Selby Select was requested and served at all of these events.  You can still find Selby Select hot or iced most days at the Selby House Cafe.   And on your way out of the gardens, stop in The Garden gift shop for a packet.  This tea makes an excellent gift.

You will remember this tea, we hope with the same fondness you may have for the Gardens. Enjoy!

ROOIBOS

Naturally caffeine-free. Rooibos is a direct translation from Afrikaan meaning “red bush” and is a natural herb which grows around 1500 to 2000 feet above sea level in the Cederberg Mountains of the Western Cape of South Africa.

Rooibos seeds are planted during February and March and then tended for 18 months. The entire bush is harvested, cut and milled to a uniform length before bruising between rollers which triggers the oxidation process. This turns the tea from green to its characteristic reddish brown color and develops a natural sweet aroma.

Rooibos has a soothing effect on headaches, disturbed sleeping patterns and digestive or colic problems.  Many of our daily recommended nutrients can be derived from hot or iced cups of Rooibos, such as Iron, Copper, Zinc, Magnesium, Fluoride, Manganese and Sodium.  In other words, healthy skin, teeth, bones, blood and metabolic functions.

Does this all sound too good to be true? We don’t think so, and we drink a ton of Rooibos at Local Tea Co. and we are all very healthy specimens! 20 to 25 cups of tea can be made from 2 oz of loose leaf rooibos. Steep our Rooibos multiple times for even more cups of great tea.

BREWING INSTRUCTIONS for Selby Select Rooibos Tea

Prepare like tea, these gems contain no tea leaves. All rooibos blends are caffeine-free.  Use boiling water and steep for up to 10 minutes depending on personal preferences. Rooibos is sold in 2oz packets.  Unless noted, 20-25 cups of tea can be brewed from this amount.

Store in a dry place.


4 reviews for Selby Select Rooibos Tea

  1. Bernard Clark

    We love the Selby Select tea. Every morning we brew it up and pour over ice all day.
    No sugar needed at all.
    Bernie

  2. Bernard Clark

    We love the Selby Select tea. We brew it up every morning and pour over ice all day. No sugar needed!.
    Bernie

  3. Kenneth Rohla (verified owner)

    Selby Select and Mote Beach are my two favorite Local teas; I often bounce between them depending on my mood, and they are the two flavors I always serve to guests. Guests ALWAYS want to know where I got these teas because they are so delicious and unique. Selby Select smells like an Orange Dreamsicle, and with a touch of sweet yogurt flavor, tastes a bit like one too. I find plain liquid Stevia sweetens this tea better than honey or maple syrup since it allows the tea’s flavors to come through better. Being caffeine free, I can have it in the evening and not worry about it affecting my sleep, and rooibos is good for digestion and health as well.

    Selby Select was the first Local Tea Company tea I had at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, FL in 2005. It wowed my taste buds so much I bought it and several other Local Teas and I have been buying them online ever since.

    Whomever is crafting these flavors is a master at flavor combining. I have found one other company that had ONE tea of their many blends comparable in flavor to these teas. Local Tea has a fantastic and varied line of teas. I’m not a coffee drinker so I can’t comment on their coffees, but I suspect they are superb as well.

  4. Erin B

    The best tea! It’s great any time of the day!

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