1. Its caffeine-free
Rooibos tea is an herbal tea and its entirely free of caffeine. You can drink it anytime of the day or night and you will have no trouble falling asleep.
2. Rooibos tea is full of antioxidants
Like traditional teas, rooibos tea is full of antioxidants, which are directly linked to benefitting brain health and warding off chronic inflammation. The role of antioxidants is to ‘mop up’ damaging free radicals in the body.
Free radicals can cause oxidative stress and damage to the body’s cells. It is therefore beneficial to reduce the amount of free radicals in the system. Rooibos tea is high in antioxidants, it is great at reducing free radical damage.
3. Regularly drinking rooibos tea could help prevent type two diabetes and chronic inflammation.
The herb – rooibos is high in polyphenols, an active compound linked to fighting chronic inflammation.
Rooibos also has aspalathin which has a beneficial effect in maintaining even blood sugar levels in those who already have type 2 diabetes, It does this by stimulating glucose uptake in the muscle tissues, and by stimulating the secretion of insulin from beta-cells in the pancreas.
4. It calms stomach muscle spasms
If you’re recovering from a bout of diarrhoea sipping rooibos helps to settle your tummy.
5. It could help support the immune system
Rooibos tea is linked to having a positive effect on the immune response, a relationship that could help prevent allergies.
6. It’s good for your heart
Regularly consuming rooibos tea could help prevent cardiovascular disease. The polyphenols promote good circulation.
Tips for buying and making rooibos tea
True rooibos tea is sourced from South Africa.
Miss TeaSmith has a blend which we blended exclusively for @Allbright.
Some restaurants have started serving ‘red cappuccinos,’ This is rooibos tea that has been brewed and concentrated—almost like a shot of espresso, but made out of rooibos tea leaves—and then mixed with frothed milk.
The best way to brew rooibos –
Tea – 1 teaspoon of rooibos
Water – 200ml at 100°C
Milk and sugar – absolutely not