In South Africa it is more common to drink Rooibos with milk and sugar, but elsewhere it is usually served without. The flavour of Rooibos tea is often described as being sweet (without sugar added) and slightly nutty. Rooibos can be prepared in the same manner as black tea, and this is the most common method. Unlike black tea, however, Rooibos does not become bitter when steeped for a long time; some households leave the tea to steep for days at a time.

Nutritional Benefits

Rooibos is becoming more popular in Western countries particularly among health-conscious consumers, due to its high level of antioxidants such as aspalathin and nothofagin, its lack of caffeine, and its low tannin levels compared to fully oxidized black tea or unoxidized green tea leaves.

Rooibos is purported to assist with nervous tension, allergies, and digestive problems.

Traditional medicinal uses of Rooibos in South Africa include alleviating infantile colic, allergies, asthma, and dermatological problems. For skin treatments, Rooibos is brewed and placed directly on infected areas. Green Rooibos, especially effective for acne, rashes and other skin irritation, has a higher antioxidant capacity than fully oxidized Rooibos.

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Almond Cream Rooibos
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Blueberry Rooibos
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Blueberry Rooibos 75Gr Tin
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Bourbon Vanilla Rooibos
Flavourfull Vanilla Rooibos containing Red Rooibos, bourbon vanilla bits, calendula petal and NATURAL flavouring.
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Cappuccino Cream Rooibos
Rooibos and capuccinno go very well together complimenting each other's tastes
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Chocolate Mint Rooibos
Sweet refreshment with chocolate flavour and spearmint. Ingredients: rooibos*, cocoa husks*, flavourings, spearmint* (* Ingredients from...
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Chocolate Supreme Rooibos
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Cinnamon Apple Rooibos
Pleasant warming Rooibos blend simple but tasty. Ingredients: Red Rooibos, apple cubes, cinnamon, flavour.
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Coconut Almond Rooibos
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