Rooibos Green Tea

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Brewing instructions

We would recommend to brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes

 
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Description

Looking for the health benefits of green tea without the bitterness? We have our very own Rooibos Green Tea that might be the choice for you! Unlike many other Green Teas, this beverage is Caffeine-free and also remarkably low in tannins.

It is processed using Green Tea methods, with the produce remaining unoxidized and can also have higher levels of antioxidants than Red Rooibos! Lighter-bodied and milder than its oxidized counterpart. Green Rooibos Tea delivers with uniquely natural sweetness, making it a perfect choice for anyone looking to release their adventurous side!

The History of Rooibos Tea 

For thousands of years, the Rooibos shrub has grown in abundance across the mountainous Cederberg Region of South Africa. Subjected to temperatures below zero during the winter, and above 40C in the summer. Rooibos has the incredibly ability to thrive in some of the world’s harshest conditions, making it a particularly hardy plant!

Despite being nurtured by the tea industry for centuries, Rooibos is technically not a ‘tea’ at all! In fact, its produce comes from the Aspalathus Linearis plant, rather than the Camellia Sinensis plant, making this distinctive blend a herbal tea by nature.

Its name derives from the Afrikaans language, with the translation meaning ‘Red Bush’ or ‘Red Tea’ – although, by rights, this should not exactly apply to the Green variety!

The Khoisan tribes of the region were the first to experience the delights of Rooibos tea, with it originally consumed for herbal remedies within their communities. By the 18th Century, however, Dutch colonists had begun to seize much of their land, resulting in their populations dwindling.

In fact, Rooibos tea was almost lost to the ages, if it had not been for a Swedish Botanist by the name of Carl Thunberg, who rediscovered the leaves in 1772 and revived a more widespread interest in the tea-like drink, thus guaranteeing its survival for the next 150 years.

By 1904, exports in this tea-like drink were reaching out across the globe after a Russian immigrant with ties to the tea industry rebranded the beverage as a “Mountain Tea” – an herbal alternative to normal tea.

This was later boosted by the outbreak of the Second World War, which saw exports reaching record levels due to the limited availability of tea from the Asian continent.

By 1968, Rooibos Tea had already earned a name for itself, but with the publication of a new book referring to the incredible Rooibos health benefits, sales skyrocketed! Dr. Annique Theron, a South African Doctor, was behind this ground-breaking piece of literature, and now in her 80’s, she continues to support the Rooibos tea industry to this day!

Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Green Rooibos. 

Origin: The Cederberg Region, South Africa. 

Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 5 to 10 minutes.

How to Serve: Either Honey or Lemon taste delicious with this tisane, although it can also be simply enjoyed as it is.

Tasting Notes: With its delicate malty smell wafting from your cup, you can expect fresh and smooth tastes with slightly earthy undertones. 

Colour in Cup: Coppery Colour, light in tone.

Rooibos Health Benefits 

Green Tea has almost always been praised for its virtues as a healthy beverage, but combining all its finest qualities with the incredible health benefits of Rooibos tea is a match made in heaven!

When consumed alongside a healthy and active lifestyle, you can expect to see an improved digestive tract and immune system, a relief from certain allergies and even a reduced risk of diabetes! Further to this, Green Rooibos Tea is often consumed to help with weight loss!

 

Additional Info

  • Time of Day

    Breakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening

  • Country

    Africa

  • Health Points

    Detox, Digestive, Hydration, Relaxing, Weight Loss

  • Type

    Rooibos Tea

  • Options

    Loose Tea

  • Caffeine Level

    Decaff (none)

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    I've used green Rooibos tea for years as teabags, but using loose tea is far, far better. Great taste.

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    Love this tea ! . . . one of the best tasting teas I have tried to date. A much more comforting taste than the full red Roobois. Highly recommend.

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    The best rooibos green tea I have found - not too bitter :)

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    I'd never seen un-bagged greed rooibos before and was surprised that the 'leaves' weren't more like ordinary tea, Nevertheless, the flavour, whilst delicate, we excellent.

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