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Carmién Tea goes cycling

Ever heard of 2 boxes of flower teas becoming famous? Well, it’s something like that.

First, they became the base blends for our Carmién Rooibos gins. Then we redesigned the boxes to match our unique G & Tea experience, bought our own pyramid machine (beautiful blends need beautiful teabags), and 2 teas became a whole range of Pyramid teas. And the rest is…? Not history, but making history.

Our pyramid designs recently became cycling shirts, and socks, and took part in the recent annual Cape Town Cycling Tour, the world’s largest timed race. An eight-day celebration in our world-famous mother city where human endurance and healthy lifestyle (that’s us!) placed the humble bicycle centre stage for our visitors and inhabitants. 35 000 cyclists and twice as many spectators competed in a gruelling 109 km race (cheering from the side-lines is hard work).

Have a look at these happy participants. Our oldest cyclist on the team was 68! Very inspiring. Thank you from all of us at Carmién Tea. You did us proud. One of our participants made last minute decision to partake and really made this an endurance race by riding his fat bike.  He managed to keep up with his group and outperform many cyclists with an excellent time (3h40)!

The team were hugely complimented and encouraged with many creative ‘floral comments’ on the way. At the finish line some cyclists wanted to exchange their shirts for a Carmién shirt but the list was long and the shirts not up for exchanging! Watch this space if you were one of those wanting a Carmién shirt…

New! Carmien Pyramid Tea Range

Carmién Tea takes the art of tea drinking another step forward

 Coarse cut tea leaves blended with floral, fruity and spicy elements beautifully showcased in see-through pyramid teabags. Direct contact with hot water allows for better and quicker infusion. A taste and flavour explosion that sets the pace for a new era of tea enjoyment.

 Fresh, clean, eye-catching design too good to resist.

Floral Berry

A calming, fruity blend of rooibos, hibiscus, and rose petals with fruity forest berries. Hibiscus provides a slightly tart taste and a pinkish cup infusion. Pink rose petals and blue cornflowers add to a beautiful visual experience. A calming fruity drink.

 Citrus Chai

A popular flavoursome blend with spicy notes of masala chai and turmeric. Calendula flowers and turmeric add a rich yellow colour. An excellent anti-inflammatory tea, great for general body and heart health. An excellent tea to serve with wine and food.

Creamy Mint

A green rooibos and spearmint blend with just a touch of vanilla flavour.  Bound to become a favourite. A smooth tasting blend with a hint of refreshing spearmint. Vanilla adds extra creaminess to the classic mint taste. Green rooibos brings out this beautiful blend of flavour and taste. An excellent digestive tea and great palate cleanser before meals. A great everyday tea.

Orange Camomile

A winning flavour combination of rooibos and camomile witha subtle hint of bergamot orange. The camomile blends beautifully with the slightly perfumed flavour of bergamot orange and creamy vanilla. The tea dreams are made of. Your go-to tea anytime of the day, especially before bedtime. Calming and relaxing.

Turkish Delight

An unusually flavoursome green rooibos and rose petal blend reminiscent of Turkish Delight. A fragrant, smooth tasting blend to enjoy any time of day. Beautifully packed in see through pyramid teabags showing off the coarser cut tea leaves and pink rose petals. A lovely gift for any tea lover who also enjoys the ritual beauty of tea drinking

Tropical Burst

Tropical Burst is a slightly sweeter blend of rooibos and tropical fruits with a delicious summery hint of mango. Excellent as an ice tea .

Our pyramid range of teas lends itself perfectly to cold brewing. Simply add to teabags to 250ml cold or room temperature water, steep and enjoy. Cold brewing gives a clean fresh taste and is a convenient replacement or option to traditional hot-brewed tea. An easy way to stay hydrated and enjoy your tea on-the-go.