Pronounced "roy-boss" and means "red bush" in Afrikaans. Studies have shown this tea is comparable to green tea in the amounts of polyphenols it contains. It shows anti-mutagenic, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral activity.
The numerous benefits of this wonderful product are just starting to be appreciated outside Africa. Listed below are some of the more researched benefits of this amazing tea.
Rooibos helps to give you strong bones and teeth because of its calcium, manganese and fluoride content.Rooibos contains alpha hydroxy acid and zinc for healthy, smooth skin. This wonder tea is especially useful when applied to skin irritations like itchy skin, eczema, sunburns, diaper rash and acne.Rooibos contains magnesium which is necessary for a healthy nervous system. Rooibos increases the absorption of iron in the body. Rooibos contains potassium and copper minerals that are necessary for several metabolic functions.Rooibos makes a great thirst-quencher and sport drink. Because of its mineral content of iron, potassium, zinc, manganese and sodium, it restores the body's equilibrium after strenuous exercise.Rooibos is often prescribed for nervous tension and mild depression as it makes a relaxing sedative.Rooibos contains no oxalic acid and can therefore be enjoyed by persons suffering from kidney stones.Rooibos does not contain caffeine, and hence is even better than green tea - to reduce stress!How to use:
Rooibos is very versatile! Steep 1 tsp/ cup of boiling water for 3-5 minutes.
Drink it hot or cold, with or without milk, sugar or honey. Add lemon or mix it with fruit juices for a lovely blend. In South Africa Rooibos tea is also used in cooking and baking. It replaces the liquid content in recipes for soups, marinades, sauces, stews and cakes for added flavor and nutrition!
Our superior grade of Rooibos from the Cedarburg region of South Africa, hand picked and hand processed to retain the finest flavor. Enjoy this gift from the African deserts with bliss!