What’s all the fuss about Rooibos?

Rooibos(meaning Red Bush) is grown in South Africa and then turned into an herbal tea.  This tea is becoming more popular in Western countries, particularly among health-conscious consumers, due to its high level of antioxidants such as aspalathin and nothofagin, its lack of caffeine, and its low tannin levels so it doesn’t get bitter or astringent, compared to fully oxidized black tea or unoxidezed green tea leaves.  Rooibos also contains a number of phenolic compounds, including flavanols, flavones, flavanones, and dihydrochalcones.  Rooibos tea offers 7.8 percent of the recommended daily value of copper and between 5.5 and 7.5 percent of the recommended daily value of fluoride.  It is known to assist with nervous tension, allergies and digestive problems and two flavonoids found in rooibos, quercetin and luteolin, have been known to have cancer fighting qualities.

Have this tea on it’s own or add some organic milk, cinnamon and raw honey for taste and it’s quite the treat!


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