Rooibos (ROY-boss) is a South African herb, native to the Cedarberg region. Many people refer to it as Red Bush or Red Tea even though just like Yerba Mate it is not part of the tea (Camellia sinensis) family. Rooibos is processed much like the tea plant. The Red variety is oxidized in the sun and the green is simply dried in its natural state. This herbal tea is naturally caffeine free that has a sweetness that only one can experienced by drinking. Rooibos has a settling benefit and may also aid in seasonal allergies to those that drink it.
Today, a similar process is used to produce both green and red rooibos tea, although it is more advanced. After the rooibos leaves are gathered, they are cut and fed through rollers for bruising. The bruising method promotes oxidation, which changes the color of the leaves from green to reddish-brown, enhancing the flavor. Afterwords the
leaves are spread out over large drying yards to dry in the sun. Although green rooibos does not go through the oxidation process, it
still retains its flavor.
Rooibos herbal tea has become very popular because it is naturally decaffeinated. Research confirms an endless list of rooibos health and medicinal benefits. Because red and green rooibos is naturally caffeine-free, it can be steeped for long periods of time without tasting bitter. In fact, rooibos increases in sweetness and flavor the longer it steeps. The
nutty-flavored tea, has a distinctive, sweet aroma, and can be served hot with a wedge of lemon or cold with milk.
Rooibos herbal tea is a delicious, satisfying drink with many advantages. It can be enjoyed in unlimited quantities and is safe for all ages. I am sure you will find one or two you'll enjoy with our vast selection.
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