Organic Green Rooibos

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Green Rooibos is made from the same plant as traditional rooibos, however is unfermented, just as in Green Tea.

It has a less red appearance than traditional Rooibos and has a lighter more fruitier flavour, whilst still being full of the goodness found in it's fermented cousin.

To learn how to make the perfect cup click through to Brewing Techniques from the lower left menu.

Summary

TYPE: Herbal Infusions

CAFFEINE: Free

ORIGIN: South Africa

DRINK WHEN? All Day

INFUSIONS: 2

Health Benefits

Rooibos is naturally caffeine free and rich in Vitamin C.

Some studies have reported antioxidant levels 50 times that of Green Tea.

Other medicinal properties of Rooibos include the ability to lessen the body's reaction to allergies and calm stomach upsets.

Green Rooibos is a relatively new addition to the Rooibos family and more research will be needed on the benefits and concentrations of vitamins and minerals.

However, if like tea the unfermented leaf will contain higher concentrations of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, Green Rooibos should become a regular feature in the UK.

Brewing

The secret to a really good cup of tea, apart from quality leaves, lies in the quality of the water.

Wherever possible use filtered or bottled water and never over boil water as this results in flat tasting tea.

Use 1tsp of Organic Green Rooibos per person, pour boiling water over and allow to infuse for between 3 - 5 minutes depending on your taste.