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Rooibos Tea

What is Rooibos Tea?

(Pronounced as Roy-bos) is made from the Aspalathus Linearis plant, which is part of the legume family.It is a small shrub with needle like leaves that can only grow in cederburg,a mountainous region of South Africa.The name ‘rooibos’ translates to ‘red bush’ in Afrikaans, referring to the bold red colour of the tea infusion.

It is completely different from the camellia sinensis plant that makes green tea, black tea and all true teas, although rooibos is processed in a similar way.The rooibos tea leaves are either dried or unoxidized to make red rooibos.

What does rooibos tea tastes like?

Rooibos Tea is naturally sweet and has no bitterness.The flavour profile is slightly nutty and toasty.

Health Benefits of Rooibos Tea

Rooibos Tea is an easy way to supply your body with healthy antioxidants and nutrients.Drinking rooibos tea may even prevent diseases and early signs of aging.Each sip supports long term wellness with better digestion, weight management and more..

How to prepare Rooibos Tea for Health Benefits

What is the best way to brew Rooibos?

For flavour,7 minutes is enough time to steep the rooibos in hot water and make a delectable tea.If you want to maximize the health benefits,I recommend increasing the steep time to 10 minutes to let all the oxidants and nutrients absorb into the water.It is also important to use boiling water to release the healthy compounds from the rooibos tea leaves..

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Nguhemen Fiona Kpagh

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