Rooibos Tea, also known as red tea, or red bush tea, is made using leaves from a shrub called Aspalathus Linearis, which is usually grown on the western coast of South Africa. Rooibos is an herbal tea, and not specifically related to the green or black tea category. Traditionally, rooibos is made by fermenting the leaves, which turns them a red-brown color. However, you can also get green rooibos that’s not fermented. The unfermented green rooibos tends to be grassier in flavor than the traditional version of the tea.
Naturally-sourced Red Tea Brewed for Your Healthy Living
Our South African Rooibos is harvested from high-grown shrubs in the Cape Province of South Africa. The herb is caffeine-free and is thought to have numerous health benefits. Additionally, it has an inviting flavor that makes it irresistible when served naturally. You should start your day energized, focused, and motivated with a cup of Rooibos tea every morning. It’s also a perfect way to de-stress after a hectic day.
Origin of Rooibos Tea
Rooibos tea or red tea is of South African origin and has been used by the locals for various health solutions for centuries. The tea is grown in the Cape Province of South Africa. Over the years, its popularity has grown rapidly in Britain and is a tea of choice for thousands of people across the world.
- Organic South African rooibos
The brewing process is rooibos tea is straightforward. Follow the following steps to prepare your nutritious red tea:
- Heat fresh, filtered water to 212° F (100 ° C)
- Add 1-2 tsp. of tea to an infuser, or straight into an 8-oz. mug
- Pour the heated water into the mug
- Steep for 5-7 minutes
- Strain tea leaves, or take out the infuser
- Sip and enjoy your organic tea!
Health Benefits Of South African Rooibos
Rooibos Tea Contains Antioxidants
Rooibos is associated with good health due to its high concentration of health-promoting antioxidants. Antioxidants may help protect cells from damage by free radicals. The long term effects of antioxidants may reduce your risks of serious health conditions such as heart disease and cancer.
Rooibos Tea May Boost Heart Health
The abundant presence of antioxidants in rooibos is linked to a healthier heart. Drinking red tea may have beneficial effects on blood pressure by preventing angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE). Angiotensin-converting enzymes indirectly increase blood pressure by causing your blood vessels to contract. Also, there’s more substantial evidence that rooibos tea can improve cholesterol levels, thereby protecting you against various heart conditions, including heart attacks and strokes.
Rooibos Tea May Reduce Cancer Risk
The antioxidants quercetin and luteolin, which are present in rooibos tea can kill cancer cells and prevent tumor growth. While efforts are still ongoing to determine whether the tea packs enough of these two antioxidants, it’s believed that regular consumption of rooibos tea can inhibit growth of cancerous cells in the body.
Rooibos Tea Can Help With Weight Loss
When you think of teas for weight loss, green tea is often the first that comes to mind. However, herbal tea, rooibos, specifically may be just as effective when it comes to burning fat. Like green teas, rooibos tea is caffeine-free, and contains catechins like epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a compound in green tea linked to burning fat.
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