One of South Africa’s traditional home grown teas that has been consumed there for centuries, is now gaining popularity around many parts of the western world.
Its name you ask?
Rooibos aka “Red Tea” (for its reddish color).
I have to be honest, this is one of the most distinctive tasting teas that I have tried because of the earthy taste that it provides.
Rooibos tea is an herbal non-caffeinated tea that comes from the shrub Aspalathus Linearis. Experts believe this tea isn’t the most vitamin or mineral heavy tea available; however, it is known to be packed full of powerful antioxidants. As a reminder, antioxidants help protect cells from free radical damage; therefore, Rooibos is a potentially good choice when looking for a non-caffeinated tea that has some protection against free radicals.
Final Wrap Up
As always, we look at everything from a tea & juicing perspective; however, this isn’t the only way that this herb can be consumed. Some people have been known to use Rooibos in iced teas, espressos, cappuccinos, and lattes. We look forward to seeing how Rooibos continues to grow and how its taste becomes more acquired around the world.
Roots and Crops Team
*Always consult with your doctor before drinking any tea or using tea as an alternative product*