Earthy Green Organic Rooibos Tea
Organic Rooibos Tea
Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) has long been enjoyed as a fruity, mild-‑avored beverage by the local indigenous people where it is grown in South Africa.
However, the recent discovery of its high antioxidant polyphenolic content has resulted in its rapid growth in popularity in the West and East as consumers seek to obtain benet from its health-giving properties.
The interesting facts about rooibos tea includes the vibrant amber colour of rooibos comes from the natural colour that develops during the post-harvest “fermentation” (oxidation) process, brought about by natural enzymes in the plant. Rooibos has no kilojoules. It ages well and can be stored for long periods without any deterioration in quality, flavour and taste.
In many countries, Rooibos is enjoyed as a hot or cold beverage without milk, with or without sweeteners. Many South Africans enjoy Rooibos as a hot beverage with milk, sweetened with sugar or honey.
Our Rooibos is harvested in the Cederberg Mountains in South Africa’s Western Cape. It has a unique sweet and deep russet colour which makes it an excellent naturally caffeine-free alternative to tea without any unpleasant side effects.
Earthy Green Organic Green Rooibos Tea
Organic Green Rooibos Tea
Green Rooibos is made from the same plant as traditional Rooibos. The only difference is in the processing. For traditional Rooibos, the green leaves and stems of the plant are crushed and “fermented” before drying. The fermentation step is actually an oxidation process brought about by enzymes and chemicals naturally present in the plant.
In the case of green Rooibos, the fermentation process is skipped, and the “green” leaves and stems are dried directly. Different processes are used to prevent oxidation.
Green (unfermented) Rooibos infusion has a lighter tan/yellow colour and a very mild “green” taste reminiscent of green tea.
Antioxidants level Green Rooibos has 10 times higher levels of antioxidants than traditional fermented Rooibos.