Rooibos Bourbon Street Vanilla


Fruity with sweet notes.  Vanilla flavoring gives the rooibos a wonderful jazzy depth. Inspired by the New Orleans' French Quarter.

History

The Totonac people, who inhabit the East Coast of Mexico in the present-day state of Veracruz, were the first to cultivate vanilla. According to Totonac mythology, the tropical orchid was born when Princess Xanat, forbidden by her father from marrying a mortal, fled to the forest with her lover. The lovers were captured and beheaded. Where their blood touched the ground, the vine of the tropical orchid grew.

In the 15th century, Aztecs invading from the central highlands of Mexico conquered the Totonacs, and soon developed a taste for the vanilla pods. They named the fruit tlilxochitl, or "black flower", after the matured fruit, which shrivels and turns black shortly after it is picked. Subjugated by the Aztecs, the Totonacs paid tribute by sending vanilla fruit to the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan.

Ingredients: rooibos, almond pieces, calendula petals, natural flavors and nut oil (almonds, hazelnut)

Caffeine Content: Naturally caffeine free.



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