We would recommend to brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
Bora Bora Mango Rooibos is an aromatic, tropical-tasting Tea named after the island of Bora Bora. Many know this island, located in the South Pacific Ocean, as 'The Jewel of Polynesia'. This Herbal Tea, on the other hand, is one of the jewels of The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company.
Rooibos is a herb that comes from the Cederberg region of South Africa, located in the Western Cape province. To this, we add mango pieces, pineapple pieces, blackberry leaves and calendula petals for a beverage like no other.
Why choose Rooibos Tea?
Herbal Teas have become increasingly popular among those who're health-conscious in recent years. They're often touted for their health benefits, and Rooibos is no exception. In fact, it goes above and beyond on many counts.
When consumed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle (which means frequently exercising and eating 'healthy' foods), Rooibos Tea can improve one's everyday way of life in a manner of ways. Most famously, it can combat allergies, as discovered by Dr Annique Theron (1929-2016).
Dr Annique Theron and Rooibos Tea
On April 8th, 1968, Annique Theron, a South African mother, tended to her 14-month-old daughter, Lorinda, who suffered from severe allergies and colic. After many sleepless nights, Theron decided to warm her milk with Rooibos Tea in an attempt to ease the child's insomnia.
Much to Annique's astonishment, Lorinda slept for three straight hours. Her allergies symptoms likewise eased. Just one year later, Theron published her book entitled "Allergies: An Amazing Discovery".
Since those days, sales in Rooibos Tea have risen by over 50%. This, in turn, has given rise to Flavoured Rooibos Teas such as Bora Bora Mango Rooibos. Dr Annique Theron, who received her doctorate in alternative medicine later in her life, passed away in 2016 aged 86. Her legacy, however, lives on through Bora Bora Mango Rooibos and Teas like it.
Type of Tea: Rooibos Tea.
Origin: The Cederberg region, Western Cape province, South Africa.
Ingredients: Rooibos with Mango pieces, Pineapple pieces, Blackberry leaves and Calendula petals.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 5 to 10 minutes.
How to Serve: We recommend serving this Tea with honey or lemon, maybe even sugar. Most, however, choose to drink it as it is.
Tasting Notes: Bora Bora Rooibos has a rich aroma of mango, which transcends in taste. This is, of course, just the beginning as the brew then goes on to boast other tropical notes.
Colour in Cup: Deep orange liquor, dark in tone.
Benefits of Drinking this Tea
So, how and why did Annique's daughter feel better after drinking Rooibos Tea? Researchers believe that quercetin, an antioxidant, in Rooibos has antihistamine properties. This blocks the release of histamine from mast cells to curb common symptoms of seasonal allergies.
Furthermore, Rooibos Tea can lower blood pressure, according to the latest scientific research. In fact, in the May 2010 issue of the journal, "Public Health Nutrition", one study suggested that Rooibos Tea could have an overall positive effect on cardiovascular health.
- TypeRooibos Tea
- Health PointsDetox, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
- Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
- OptionsLoose Tea
- Time of DayLunchtime, Afternoon, Evening