Rooibos Blood Orange Tea
We would recommend to brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
Quench your thirst with our very own Rooibos Blood Orange Tea, a blend so rich in flavours that you’ll feel summer has come early! Perfect as a brew to kick-start the morning or a relaxing ice tea to finish off the evening, This Rooibos tea is also low in tannins and completely Caffeine free! So why not pull out your sunglasses, sit out in the garden and enjoy this popular tisane as you immerse yourself in the delightful and luxurious aroma of citrus punch.
What is Rooibos Tea
Known as ‘Red bush’, ‘bush tea’ and ‘red tea’ within the Afrikaans language, Rooibos actually originates from the Aspalathus Linearis plant, native to the mountainous Cederberg Region in South Africa. This essentially means that Rooibos ‘tea’, isn’t a tea at all! Despite this, Rooibos has been nurtured by the tea industry with its popularity steadily growing every year.
It thrives in some of the world’s harshest conditions, with the Rooibos shrub frequently subjected to temperatures below zero during the winter, and above 40C in the summer! When cultivated Rooibos is oxidized using the same processing method as black tea, giving it a beautiful, deep-coloured leaf and rich flavour.
For hundreds of years, this unique plant has been consumed by the Khoisan tribes – the indigenous population of the region – where it was originally used for herbal remedies within the many communities. During the 18th Century, however, as European colonists began to encroach on Khoisan territories, the cultural tradition of Rooibos consumption was under threat, along with the population of the tribespeople themselves.
History of Rooibos
IIt was not until 1772 that a botanist named Carl Thunberg rediscovered the leaves and revived a more widespread interest in the beverage. Slowly but surely, Rooibos Tea steadily grew in popularity, and by the outbreak of the Second World War, its consumption in the western hemisphere exploded as importing normal tea from the Asian continent became increasingly difficult due to the Japanese occupation of many tea-growing regions.
With the war’s conclusion in 1945, it would not be until the 1960’s that Rooibos loose tea would once again garner worldwide attention. This came in the form of a book published by Annique Theron in 1968, establishing the amazing health benefits of Rooibos tea. Since then, the popularity of Rooibos tea has been steadily growing as more and more people explore this delicious and nutritious brew. Today many new flavoured Rooibos Teas are being introduced with this Blood Orange Rooibos being one of the most popular. To find out more information on how Rooibos tea can help you in your day to day life, please see the ‘Health Benefits’ section below!
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Rooibos.
Origin: The Cederberg Region, South Africa.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 8 to 10 minutes.
How to Serve: Both Lemon and Honey are great additions to this beverage, but if you prefer to keep it simple, Rooibos Blood Orange Tea is equally delicious as it is.
Tasting Notes: Bursting with flavour, this beverage is rich in the unmistakable taste of Orange! Sweet yet smooth to the last, you can expect a well-balanced and full-bodied tea with every sip.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, light in tone.
Benefits of Rooibos Tea
South Africa is home to arguably two of the healthiest beverages on the planet, Honeybush tea and, of course, Rooibos.
While studies continue to be conducted on a yearly basis, Rooibos tea consumption has been associated with aiding headaches, insomnia, asthma, eczema, bone weakness, hypertension, allergies and even premature aging!
Further to this, Rooibos is rich in many minerals such as iron, calcium, potassium, copper, manganese, zinc, magnesium, and alpha hydroxy acid. It likewise contains high levels of antioxidants, like Nothofagin and Aspalathin, which help the body combat free radicals, as well as improving cardiovascular health and even reducing the risk of Diabetes!
Rooibos Blood Orange flavoured Redbush Tea. Classic rooibos with the powerful scent and flavour of Orange. A great relaxing brew which is Caffeine free and is low in tannin. Excellent base for making iced tea in the summer time! Create your own pimms looking drink with added fresh fruit and lots of ice!
Health PointsDetox, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing, Weight Loss
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayBreakfast, Afternoon