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Rooibos Tea – What is it? Find out here

Rooibos Tea – You May Know It As Redbush Tea

Rooibos loosely translates to Red Bush in Afrikaans, a tea that you may have tried already. The plant is grown on the planes of South Africa the leaves are known locally as rooibos (pronounced “roy-boss”) and it is made from the leaves of the rooibos plant, who’s botanical name is Aspalathus linearis.

Rooibos LeavesThe leaves of the plant are actually green, it is just when the leaves are dried in preparation for brewing the turn a dark red colour.

A rooibos or red bush tea will be low in caffeine and high in levels of antioxidants making it a great tea for a detox. You may have heard that herbal teas like rooibos produce a laxative side effect, but this simply isn’t true. There are no known side effects of a rooibos tea and it is in fact a very healthy drink.

Depending on the blend you would normally drink a cup of rooibos tea like you would any normal black tea, adding milk or sugar to taste. You could also try adding some lemon or honey if you’re feeling a bit adventurous.

Rooibos Tea for A Detox?

We love red bush tea, and drink it regularly however our blend of green tea is much more effective for a detox or teatox. If you like the red bush flavour and would like to have a healthy cup of tea then the rooibos is an excellent choice. If you would like a thorough cleanse of your digestive system that also removes toxins from your body helping you lose weight, get clearer skin and feel great then try our 14 Day Teatox.

Our green tea comes in handy pyramid bags, that makes the brewing process much easier and our premium green tea is infused with real strawberries and papaya for a refreshing taste.

Health Benefits of Rooibos tea

Don’t just take our word for it, many others will agree that rooibos tea is a extremely healthy drink. The underground health website have written an article called 10 Health Benefits Of Rooibos Tea. They point our that rooibos is naturally caffeine free whilst containing powerful antioxidants and has a high mineral content.