Rooibos Tea is known to help alleviate bronchitis, allergies, and asthma - Rooibos is best known as a 'respiratory herb', containing polyphenols which have been proven to be anti-inflammatory (good for acne), anti-viral, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-mutagenic.
There are significant health benefits with Rooibos tea. The tea is calorie-free and increases fat metabolism, blocks the formation of fat cells, and could be a weight management advantage because it increases leptin levels.
Rooibos is also recognised as a “respiratory herb” which may relieve asthma, allergies, and bronchitis. It has low tannin and oxalic acid levels and contains no caffeine.
Although it has been in medicinal use since early human history, rooibos tea only recently became as popular as your usual favourites, chamomile, English breakfast, and green tea.
The earliest records of the herb being used as a tea by Khoi-descended and European people indicate that the practice started in the Western Cape’s Cederberg region in the late 19th Century..
In addition to this, prepare herbal Rooibos tea as you would black tea. Drink it with a slice of lemon or a smidgeon of milk and sweeten it with honey or sugar. Serve it as iced tea, cappuccino, espresso, or latte, and explore its rich, dark flavour and reduced “dusty” aftertaste.
Origin: South Africa.
Ingredients: Certified Organic Rooibos Tea Leaves.
Serving suggestion: Steep 1-2 teaspoons per cup of freshly boiled water (100ºc) for 3-5 minutes to release optimal flavours, aromas, and antioxidizing action.