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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Rooibos

Green Rooibos Natural
Pronounced 'royboss' this herb is extraordinarily rich in naturally occurring nutrients. Minerals including iron, potassium, calcium,...
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Honey Ginger Rooibos
Red Rooibos, ginger bits, calendula petals, flavouring,
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Honeybush Red Unflavoured
Lightly sweet, subtly fragrant tea and tastes good whether served hot or cold. Honeybush is caffeine-free,...
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Jasmine Rooibos
Jasmine flavoured Rooibos for a non Caffeine cup of tea. Simple Red Rooibos and Jasmine flavour....
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Lemon Chiffon Rooibos
One of our most popular Rooibos teas for it's refreshingly clean taste. Red Rooibos, lemongrass, calendula...
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Licorice Rooibos Organic
NATURAL FLAVOURED BLEND. Rooibos, licorice root, star anise powder, star anise, anise seed
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Mango Apple Rooibos
Red Rooibos, apple & mango bits, flavour, marigold blossoms
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