Rooibos tea is a herb which grows only in South Africa along the Cederberg Mountains. The leaves of rooibos are harvested once a year and oxidised naturally under the sun which gives it a red colour and makes it the perfect herbal tea. The flavour of rooibos is smooth, sweet and mild with hints of nut, vanilla, caramel and fruit. Rooibos is enjoyed as a hot or cold beverage without milk, with or without sweeteners. Many South Africans enjoy Rooibos as a hot beverage with milk, sweetened with sugar or honey. Rooibos can be reheated without losing any flavour or becoming bitter.
The antioxidants found in rooibos tea are 50 times more effective than green tea, it restores immune function, has anti-ageing properties, is naturally calming and great to reduce modern-day stress.
Here are the Top 5 health benefits of Rooibos tea
Rich source of antioxidants
Rooibos is a good source of antioxidants and is the only known source of a potent antioxidant aspalathin, which could play a role in combating several lifestyle diseases.
100% Natural Herb, caffeine-free
Unlike black and green teas, Rooibos is naturally caffeine-free (not decaffeinated) and therefore suitable for children, infants and breast-feeding mothers.
Loaded with health care properties
Rooibos has proven cancer-fighting properties in animal research studies, and exciting new research points towards the role that Rooibos can play in promoting heart health and preventing diabetes.
Low amount of Tannins
Rooibos contains low amounts of tannin (tannins are astringent, bitter-tasting plant polyphenols that bind and precipitate proteins and interfere with iron absorption in the body.)
No negative side effects
After centuries of use, no negative side effects of Rooibos have ever been recorded.