( Rooibos….pronounced RoyBus ) Rooibos contains no additives, preservatives or colorants. It is completely pure and natural and contains no caffeine.
We have stocked Spa Quality Organic Rooibos Tea for many years now (tea bags and loose by the pound) , touting not only the rich taste (we use instead of black), but all the health properties and simply love it as an ice tea! Ice Tea recipe below.
You can duplicate, perhaps improve, a cup of hot black British tea with milk and sugar using Rooibos Red Tea, a non dairy creamer, and stevia. Enjoy the perfect cup of tea and answer the call of my Scottish roots with South African Red, with tons of health benefits! This necessary cup of tea in my life (and now ice tea of course), became the quest that sent me looking for Rooibos 10 years ago. Demanding Organic, spa quality, we have been working with the same importer for years!
Rooibos is now receiving it’s due, we hear more and more people talking about all the benefits and the great taste of Rooibos all the time!
Nutrients in 200ml. of Rooibos Tea
Benefits and Uses of Rooibos Tea
Rooibos tea is the ideal drink for people with a busy lifestyle. It can be enjoyed in unlimited quantities throughout the
day. It is a great thirst quencher for athletes as iced tea, or mixed with fruit juice. For the diet conscious, who are experiencing the stress of a restricted diet, Rooibos is a soothing drink, without adding calories. Because of its lower tannin content, Rooibos is less bitter than regular tea and can be enjoyed without sugar.
Rooibos is not just for making drinks. It can also be used in baking and cooking. Rooibos can be used in any recipe. Just replace the liquid content in the recipe with ready made Rooibos tea. It may be used as base for soups, stews, marinades, and sauces. Rooibos is also a natural meat tenderizer.
Rooibos Tea for Mothers and Babies
Many desperate mothers have found that Rooibos tea relieves colic and stomach cramps in babies, when given in addition to their normal feeding. Some mothers have great faith in Rooibos tea to alleviate diaper rash. It has a soothing effect when applied to the affected area with every diaper change. Others believe it is useful in the treatment of certain skin irritations or eczema. Mothers will also tell you that this health drink relieves symptoms of allergies, hay fever, and asthma in babies and toddlers.
Japanese Research into Rooibos
Perhaps the highest testimony of the benefits of this pure and natural beverage comes from Japan, a society famous for its age-old devotion to the art of tea making. Here, Rooibos has been promoted as a healthy alternative to other cold and warm beverages.
Japanese scientist Matatoshi Nakano, has discovered that the effect of free radicals – a byproduct of normal cell function – in the process of aging and decline of the immune system is limited by the antioxidants in Rooibos. If the product is brewed/boiled for longer than 10 minutes, the antioxidant activity becomes much higher.
The Anti Aging Tea?
It has been found that Rooibos tea contains a substantial amount of a very special enzyme, Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) which is a prime preventer of Free Radical Damage. SOD also has the capability of preventing fats from changing into harmful lipid peroxide. As Rooibos tea also contains natural antioxidants, which help to remove or neutralize these toxins, there is growing acceptance that Rooibos could assist in
countering the aging process and boost the immune system. Rooibos Tea is also rich in Quercetin, the flavonol that has beneficial effects on numerous ailments. It is well known for increasing capillary strength, which aids in circulation, prevents hemorrhaging, and protects against infections.
In the late 1920’s, Dr. Nortier, a well-known medical doctor and nature lover, discovered the Rooibos and began to promote its value. Since then, Rooibos Tea has gone from strength to strength and is currently being exported to several countries such as Germany, Switzerland, England, and even Japan, a country renowned for it’s almost sacred regard for the art of tea making.
Rooibos is a Tea of Purity
Rooibos contains no additives, preservatives or colorants. It is completely pure and natural and contains no caffeine.
Rooibos Tea contains little tannin, a substance that affects the metabolism by decreasing absorption of certain nutrients like iron and protein. Growing children and especially women require added iron, so the decreased tannin can play an important role in improving the iron level of the diet.
Note: We make Rooibos Red Tea Concentrate from loose tea, and process through the Filtron Coffee Maker, liquid concentrate lasts up to a couple of months and takes hardly any storage room.
Ice Tea Recipe:
Sweet Ice Tea: Bring 1 1/2 qts pure water to a boil, add 3 Rooibos Tea Bags, 1/4 tsp conc. stevia (no aftertaste) , and simmer 15 minutes, pour over 1/2 gallon container filled with ice
Unsweetened Rooibos Ice Tea, same as above without stevia.