Rooibos Tea and its Qualiteas!!

Hellllloooooo everyone!

Wow! What a super-duper summer we’ve been having – so good it‘s making up for the last two years!

rooibos teaI hope you’re sampling our tea when you pass by the store – if the weather’s hot we usually have something iced for you to try. We’ve been doing lots of rooibos combined with fruit tea – so you can give it to your children – all made with just a little bit of ginger ale – cause we like bubbles!

We have some rather sad news – did you know that if you put milk (yes, sorry, that includes cream) into your tea, you lose all the antioxidant value. Seems the caseins in milk decrease the catechins in the tea.

Bad, bad news for some of you….but the good news is that you can always use almond or coconut milk.

Happy tea-drinking

The Goodness of Rooibos
(pronounced Roy-boss, which means red bush in Afrikaans)

Rooibos has anti-carcinogenic, anti-mutagen, anti-inflammatory and antiviral activity. It’s full of vitamins and minerals, and contains similar amounts of antioxidants as tea
Naturally caffeine-free
Helps build strong teeth and bones
Contains alpha hydroxide acid, good for the skin
Helps relieve stomach ulcers, nausea, constipation and heartburn
Prescribed for nervous tension and mild depression – it makes a relaxing sedative
Mix with breast milk or formula to pacify infants with colic, stomach cramps & sleeping problems
Restores the body’s equilibrium after strenuous exercise because of its mineral content
Apply directly to the skin to help with acne, eczema and sunburn
Increases the absorption of iron in the body
Helps recovery from a hangover
Aids with insomnia

Rooibos contains a mimic enzyme “Super Oxide Dismantle” S.O.D.- an antioxidant that attacks free radicals to limit their damaging effects; thus delaying the aging process.

Rooibos is less bitter than most teas – drink it hot or cold, with or without milk, sugar, honey or lemon or mix it with fruit juices. For added flavour and nutrition, use for the liquid portion in recipes for soups, marinades, sauces, stews, cakes etc.

200 ml (7 oz/1 cup) of brewed Rooibos contains the following nutrients:

(South African Medical Research Council)

Nutrient Function in the body per 200 ml

Potassium (K) Assists certain metabolic functions 7.12 mg
Sodium (na) Necessary for fluid & acid-base balance 6.16mg
Magnesium (Mg) Assists several essential metabolic processes 1.57 mg
Calcium (Ca) Necessary for strong bones and teeth 1.09 mg
Flouride (F) Necessary for strong teeth and 0.22 mg
Copper Cu) Assists metabolic processes and bone growth 0.07 mg
Iron (Fe) Essential for transport of oxygen in the blood 0.07 mg
Zinc (Zn) Necessary for healthy skin 0.04 mg
Manganese (mn) Assists metabolic processes and bone growth 0.04mg

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