Reduces Blood Pressure. Relieves Allergies. Antioxidant Rich.
The red bush tea from South Africa.
Rooibos tea is a smooth and naturally honey flavored herbal tisane made from a plant called rooibostee or rooiboshtee, which translates to "red bush tea." The bush only grows in the Cederberg Mountains of South Africa and has long, deep roots to reach water in the arid and dry climate. The Khoisan peoples, native to the area, used the shrub as an herbal tea and a remedy for various ailments. Rooibos is known for its anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties.
Read more on the health properties of rooibos tea
- Rooibos tea may benefit heart health by positively affecting blood pressure. It may also lower “bad” LDL cholesterol and raise “good” HDL cholesterol.
- Certain antioxidants in rooibos tea have been shown to kill cancer cells and prevent tumor growth in test tubes.
- Traditional use of rooibos tea as medicine in South Africa includes the treatment of allergies. Most likely, the quercetin in rooibos tea acts as a natural antihistamine.
The more you know:
Rooibos oxidizes much like red and green chile! Red rooibos goes through a long oxidation process, fully turning the leaves a red color. Red rooibos has a full bodied flavor with caramel and honey notes and steeps into an amber-hued cup of tea. Green rooibos has a more delicate, herbal flavor and steeps into a light orange-yellow cup of tea.
Some red and green rooibos tea blends for you:
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