Rooibos is a shrub like plant grown only in South Africa, which produces needle-like leaves that have long been infused into a flavorful herbal drink. Similar to traditional tea processing, these leaves are harvested by hand, oxidized to allow for flavor enhancement, and then dried for preservation. Despite these similarities, the drink is not a true ‰ÛÏtea‰ ‰ÛÒlike green or black, as it does not come from the camellia sinensis tree ‰ÛÒas such it does not contain any caffeine. This, more properly called, ‰ÛÏherbal tea‰ has a refreshing mildly-sweet taste and has long been celebrated for its medicinal properties. Today the herb is know for being loaded with nutrients and minerals like zinc, magnesium, and calcium and has been linked to helping with a range of issues like insomnia, headaches, and asthma. Perhaps most widely celebrated is the tea‰۪s high amount of antioxidants, specifically in the potent form of polyphenols, that are known to play a powerful roll in the prevention of degenerative diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Brewing at home
Our certified Organic Rooibos Tea is most often enjoyed as a naturally caffeine-free version of traditional tea and is generally prepared in a similar fashion. To create the perfect cup, just add 1.5 tsps. of our premium rooibos tea leaves to 8oz of boiling water and let steep for 5 minutes -then add an optional touch of milk or sugar. The great thing about this healthy herbal tea is that, unlike green or black tea, it does not contain tannins, so a bitter taste won‰۪t result from over-steeping -in fact, many South African‰۪s soak their rooibos tea for days. While our premium rooibos tea is delicious on it‰۪s own, popular variations include sweetening with honey or adding a twist of lemon. Once you get use to this mildly sweet herb, you‰۪ll find it blends seamlessly with a variety of spice and fruit flavors, and is quite versatile in its uses. Try making a batch of fruit infused rooibos ice tea or the famous ‰ÛÏCape Town fog‰; it‰۪s hard to go wrong with this deliciously nutritious herbal drink, so don‰۪t be afraid to get creative!
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