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What is Rooibos?

Rooibos is actually not a tea in such because it doesn't come from the tea plant Camellia Sinensis. Rooibos originates from Afrika and grows like a bush with bright green needle-like leaves. 

Rooibos is known for its red colour which develops through an oxidation process. You can also get green rooibos which hasn't been oxidised and the process is very similar to the Chinese green tea. 

 

Is Rooibos Tea Healthy?

Rooibos tea is seen as a herbal tea and has a lot of health benefits besides the moment we take to sit down and enjoy a warm cup of tea. 

 

Top 5 Benefits of Rooibos 

1. Rooibos does not contain caffeine

Rooibos is free from caffeine and is the perfect drink to enjoy in the evenings or when you need to unwind. 

2. Powerful antioxidants

 Rooibos, like tea, contains a lot of antioxidants that may  protect cells from damage by free radicals.


3. Perfekt drink for kids

Due to its caffeine-free appearance rooibos tea is great for kids. You can cold brew rooibos as an option to cordial or give them a warm cup with a dash of milk and honey to sip before bedtime. It will give them healthy vitamins and minerals and less sugar! 

4. Fantastic to cold brew

Rooibos tea is the perfect tea to cold brew, the rounded and bold flavour gives a lovely refreshing drink and you can add a bit of fruit and berries to it.  


5. No bitterness

Rooibos does not contain tannins which are the antioxidants that turn tea bitter and therefore you can let your rooibos brew as long as you want without it turning into a bitter liquid. We recommend brewing rooibos for 7-10 minutes. 

 

    How to Brew and Drink Rooibos Tea

    Rooibos tea is rather easy to brew

    Brewing Instructions:
    1. Bring your water up to boil. 
    2. Let the rooibos brew between 7-10 minutes
    3. Buy good quality organic rooibos

     

    We B Rooibos

    Do you want all of those great benefits of Rooibos? As with everything high-quality tea contains much more of those healthy nutrients discussed above.

     

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