Rooibos Tea: Sweet, Red & Caffeine-Free Wednesday, April 02 2014



Rooibos tea, also known as red tea, African red tea or bush tea, has a distinctive red color and a naturally sweet, somewhat nutty flavor.


It originates in the Western Cape province of South Africa, where the drink has been popular for generations. However, in recent years it has becoming increasingly in-demand across the world. Rooibos can now be found in cosmetics, espresso-type drinks and food, and it’s no surprise why we’ve taken such a liking to it.


With its pleasant taste and powerful antioxidant properties, wellness-minded individuals, tea-lovers and those on the hunt to hop on a new trend first love rooibos’ flavor-meets-function appeal.


Rooibos is loaded with minerals, including zinc, magnesium, calcium and iron. Plus, it has low tannin levels (especially compared to black tea), which aid in iron absorption. Some studies even show that drinking rooibos tea is excellent for the complexion and may help improve acne or eczema.


Finally, rooibos is naturally caffeine-free. Enjoy several servings throughout the day and wind down in the evening with one final cup as you relax before bed.

 

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