We would recommend to brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
Rooibos Mango and Bamboo is a tropical delight with its delicious flavours of mango, strawberry, apple, pineapple and lemon, combined with bamboo leaves, creating a delicate and refreshing cup of tea. This exciting caffeine-free tisane is the perfect choice for anyone looking to get summer kick-started, whatever time of the year it might be! Who needs to wait for the hot weather when you have the delights of a sunny day in your cup?
Rooibos tea has come a long way from its humble beginnings, when it was first used for herbal remedies by the Khoisan tribes of the Cederberg Region in South Africa. For hundreds of years, this delicious beverage remained a tribal secret until Europeans began to colonise the continent. By the 18th Century, a botanist by the name of Carl Humberg had brought about a more widespread interest in the drink and soon Rooibos was being shipped across the world!
During the Second World War, Rooibos tea was heavily relied upon as importing tea from the Asian continent became increasingly difficult due to the Japanese occupation. Soon, the demand was far surpassing the availability but it would not be until the 1960’s that Rooibos tea’s history took an incredible turn. In 1968, a South African mother by the name of Annique Theron, published a book on Rooibos tea’s amazing health benefits. After the book’s release, scientific studies were frequently conducted to discover this wonder-blend’s true potential. In fact, even today, research is still ongoing as new advantages to consuming Rooibos tea are unearthed on a yearly basis!
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Rooibos.
Origin: The Cederberg Region, South Africa.
Ingredients: Red bush tea, Chinese bamboo leaves, pineapple pieces, apple pieces, lemongrass, lemon peel, natural flavouring and freeze-dried strawberry pieces.
Rooibos Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 8 to 10 minutes.
How to Serve: With its strong and divine flavours melting on your mouth, this blend is best served as it is. Alternatively, if you want an extra punch, consider adding honey for added sweetness.
Tasting Notes: The irresistible aroma of mango wafts from your cup long before you take your first sip. As you taste this sweet nectar, savour the wonderful bursts of fruitiness, complimented by the subtle addition of bamboo leaves. This beautiful infusion will only add to the overall flavour with grassy and nutty undertones. Rooibos Mango and Bamboo’s tropical combination is also guaranteed to leave a luscious and delectable fruity aftertaste.
Colour in Cup: Golden Liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits of Drinking Rooibos Tea: We have come a long way since Annique Theron published her book in 1968! In fact, now in her 80’s, Dr. Theron continues to work closely with ongoing studies as we learn more about what Rooibos tea can truly offer! Some health benefits already established with Rooibos tea consumption include improved cardiovascular health, weight loss capabilities and even reduced risks of diabetes! Further to this, we now know Rooibos tea can fight off the early signs of premature aging, as well as reducing the symptoms of seasonal allergies. In a 2009 interview, Dr. Theron said:
“It was a long but delightful journey. And I'm so happy that I could've been the instrument to have achieved that... as far as rooibos is concerned.” But as new advantages are discovered every year, the journey is far from over!
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- TypeRooibos Tea
- Health PointsDetox, Digestive, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
- Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
- OptionsLoose Tea
- Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening