Meet the Ellis family - John, Lesley, Caitlin, Freya and Harvey. Over the course of one summer the Ellis family will travel Back in Time to discover how life has changed for ordinary working families in the north of England over the last 100 years.
Starting in 1918 they'll experience first-hand the lives of previous generations, from the food people ate to the jobs they did and how they kicked back and enjoyed themselves.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Back in Time for Tea - Rooibos - Netflix
Rooibos ( ROY-boss; Afrikaans: [rɔːibɔs]; Aspalathus linearis), meaning “red bush”; is a broom-like member of the Fabaceae family of plants growing in South Africa's fynbos. The leaves are used to make a herbal tea that is called by the names: rooibos, bush tea (especially in Southern Africa), or redbush tea (predominantly in Great Britain). The tea has been popular in Southern Africa for generations, but is now consumed in many countries worldwide. It is sometimes spelled rooibosch in accordance with the old Dutch. The tea has a taste and color somewhat similar to hibiscus tea, or an earthy flavor like yerba mate. The generic name comes from the Greek name aspalathos for Calicotome villosa, which has very similar growth and flowers to the rooibos plant. The specific name of linearis comes from the plant's linear growing structure and needle-like leaves.
Back in Time for Tea - Grading - Netflix
Rooibos grades are largely related to the percentage “needle” or leaf to stem content in the mix. A higher leaf content results in a darker liquor, richer flavour and less “dusty” aftertaste. The high-grade rooibos is exported and does not reach local markets, with major consumers being the EU, particularly Germany, where it is used in creating flavoured blends for loose-leaf tea markets.
Back in Time for Tea - References - Netflix