We would recommend to brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
Our Rooibos Organic Tea looks and tastes like a traditional Rooibos blend, except it is produced using controlled bio cultivation methods. In fact, its trademark flavours can sometimes be enhanced as this beverage is guaranteed to be free of synthetic fertilisers, herbicides, and pesticides. Rooibos Organic Tea agriculture also sustains the health of soils and ecosystems whilst combining tradition and scientific innovation to benefit the environment.
Before the commercial use of manmade materials to produce this blend became common practice, Rooibos shrubs were abundant across the Cederberg Region of South Africa. Thriving in some of the world’s harshest conditions, this plant has been subjected to temperatures below zero during the winter and above 40C in the summer, for thousands of years.
Centuries before European settlers stepped foot on the African continent, Rooibos was first consumed in tea form within the many communities of the Khoisan tribes – the indigenous population of the region. These tribespeople used Rooibos Tea for herbal remedies to cure a number of ailments until Dutch colonists began to seize their land.
As other Nation’s began to rapidly spread across Africa, the Khoisans population dwindled, resulting in Rooibos tea all but fading from existence. Thankfully, in 1772, a Swedish botanist by the name of Carl Thunberg rediscovered the leaves and revived a more widespread interest in the beverage.
As Rooibos steadily increased in popularity over the course of the next 150 years, the tea industry nurtured its exports despite its produce deriving from the Aspalathus Linearis plant rather than the ‘tea’-producing Camellia Sinensis plant. This subsequently led to Rooibos tea’s demand far surpassing its availability during the Second World War, as the importing of normal tea from the Asian continent becoming increasingly difficult.
Balance would eventually be restored with the war’s conclusion, but even today, Rooibos is still a very popular beverage with worldwide demand increasing by over 50% in recent years alone. This new chapter is largely thanks to a book published in 1968 which outlined the incredible health benefits of Rooibos tea consumption. Since its publication, scientific studies have been able to identify the outstanding and proven capabilities of this wonder-brew!
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Rooibos.
Origin: The Cederberg Region, South Africa.
How to Steep Rooibos Tea: Brew using freshly boiled water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes.
How to Serve: Can be served with or without milk, soya milk is often used. The addition of a slice of lemon will give it a citrus twist. Rooibos can be chilled in the summer months to make Iced Tea.
Tasting Notes: A refreshing slightly nutty flavour in Cup
Colour in Cup: Reddish Brown liquor in Cup.
Health Benefits of Drinking Rooibos Tea: Consumed alongside a healthy and active lifestyle, Rooibos Organic Tea can offer relief to nagging headaches and insomnia, as well as aiding with asthma, eczema, bone weakness, hypertension and even premature aging! Furthermore, this beverage is rich in many minerals including iron, calcium, potassium, copper, manganese, zinc, magnesium and alpha hydroxy acid.
All Rooibos teas also contain antioxidants which can help combat free radicals in the body, as well as improving cardiovascular health and even reducing the risk of diabetes! If that wasn’t enough, Rooibos Organic Tea is caffeine free and can be an excellent alternative to coffee is you are trying to cut down on your caffeine intake.
- TypeRooibos Tea
- Health PointsDetox, Hydration, Relaxing, Weight Loss
- Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
- OptionsLoose Tea
- Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon