Rooibos Tea is a traditional South African drink with amazing health benefits which is becoming more popular here as it contains high levels of antioxidants.
Strictly speaking however, rooibos isn’t actually a tea as it is not related to the camellia sinensis family and is actually considered a herb. It is often called Red Bush’ and pronounced ‘Rooibosch’
Rooibos contains no caffeine and low tannin levels as opposed to fully oxidized black tea or unoxidized green tea leaves. (Tannins can affect the metabolism by decreasing absorption of certain nutrients like iron and protein)
In South Africa it is common to drink rooibos with milk and sugar, but elsewhere it is usually served without. The flavour is often described as being sweet (without sugar added) and slightly nutty.
Preparation of rooibos tea is essentially the same as black tea and the flavour is improved by longer brewing. The resulting brew is a reddish brown colour, perhaps explaining why it is sometimes referred to as “red tea.”
As well containing no caffeine, Rooibos Tea contains no colours, additives or preservatives, making it a natural and healthy beverage.
Rooibos contains the following minerals: copper, iron and potassium, calcium, fluoride, zinc, manganese, alpha- hydroxy (for healthy skin) and magnesium (for the nervous system) are also components of this tea.
Rooibos is a great thirst quencher and is an excellent beverage for active people, including children.
Most children will drink Rooibos without added sugar or sweeteners.
What are Rooibos health benefits?
In South Africa pregnant women and nursing mothers drink Rooibos due to the zero caffeine level.
Our Rooibos is always fresh and ready to ship in stay fresh resealable foil pouches so we can ensure that your tea arrives with you as fresh as when it was packed.
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