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Benefits of Rooibos

Red Tea

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.

Benefits of rooibos tea.  A tea for anytime of the day, caffeine free and its many health benefits
Rooibos Tea – Red Tea

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.

Regularly consuming rooibos tea could help prevent cardiovascular disease. The polyphenols promote good circulation.
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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.

Red cappuccino - caffeine-free cappuccino
Red Cappuccino – Caffeine-free Cappuccino

The best way to brew rooibos –

Tea – 1 teaspoon of rooibos

Water – 200ml at 100°C

Milk and sugar – absolutely not

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