Rooibos tea has gained popularity in most countries in recent years for their rich flavours and soothing tastes. The tea is best known as a herbal beverage that is acquired from the aspalathus linearis bush plant grown in South Africa.
Rooibos teas are high in antioxidants and rich in many mineral components such as calcium, potassium, copper, manganese, zinc, magnesium and alpha hydroxyl acid.
It has already become known as one of the best health drinks for those who care about their fitness and health.
Rooibos teas are completely caffeine-free and they are therefore ideally suited for people suffering from insomnia. Results have shown that a cup of “Relax” Rooibos tea by Annique soothes the mind and body and provides you with a restful sleep.
Besides all the medicinal benefits Rooibos has for the body, it is good for the skin too.
The alpha hydroxy acid and zinc of red tea are great to relieve acne, pimples, sunburns or any skin related conditions. The best part of this super plant is that it is nourishing for the skin and reduces the signs of aging. The red tea is ground into a powder form to be used in chemical peels, masks, moisturizers and body creams.
Now Annique Rooibos has gone one step further to create teas infused with herbs to help with certain ailments or needs for the body. The range includes delicious teas such as the Night Rest Tea which contains Melissa leaves, which is known for its antiseptic properties and calming and antidepressant effects to promote a more restful and relaxing sleep.
The detox tea contains ginger, which improves circulation and helps to remove toxins from organs. Ginger also promotes digestion and is ideal for weight loss.
Barosma betulina, found in the Bladder & Kidney tea, is an aromatic herb that counteracts sinus, blood sugar fluctuations and water retention, as well as relives fever. Fennel infused Rooibos tea is best suited for anyone wanting to stimulate their metabolism and suppress their desire for sweet foods.
It also reduces bloating and relaxes the intestines. The stomach tea with Rooibos contains menthe longifolia, which acts as a powerful antiseptic to soothe stomach pains and headaches. It can also be used for bronchial infections, fever, colds and indigestion.
The next time you crave a cup of tea, reach out for the rich soothing flavours of herb infused Rooibos teas, which are caffeine free, low in tannin, rich in minerals and boasts a high volume of antioxidants.
To make a cup of Rooibos tea, simply add one teabag to a cup and pour boiling water into the cup. Allow to steep for 2 to 5 minutes and then drink.
Over-boiling or placing the tea in a microwave may destroy the antioxidants.
One lucky Cape Town reader can win an entire hamper of these flavourful teas. To win, you have to be a subscriber of The Next 48hOURS. Send your name and “Lentils CPT – Rooibos” in the subject line in an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org before 12pm on Monday, November 28.