The rarer a tea indulgence the longer it lingers on the minds and in the hearts of tea connoisseurs. When it comes to the rarity that is Rooibos (pronounced Roy-Boss), it’s only fair to expect the exceptional. The tale, the characteristics and the many Rooibos tea benefits are as fascinating as the warm, red brews it brings us.
When migrants settled in the Cederberg Mountains of South Africa in 1700, they discovered the fine leaves of a plant that brewed into a delicious tea. Local farmers learnt to chop the plants, leave them to ferment in the sun and dry naturally, before it was brewed. By 1900, Benjamin Ginsberg, a Russian immigrant from an old tea-trading family, recognized the potential of Rooibos and began marketing this new mountain tea to the world.
The fresh tea leaves are bruised, fermented in heaps, sun-dried and sifted to give you a unique naturally caffeine-free brew. With a delicately sweet taste and aroma, the tea is all set to give a tough competition to other wellness teas. Some studies suggest that Rooibos tea has 50% more antioxidants compared to Green tea - meaning that it's just as healthy for you, if not more.
Rooibos Tea Benefits For Skin:
The alpha hydroxy acid and zinc present in the tea blend brings you a treasure trove of skin and hair health benefits. It possesses the power to reverse cell damage and rejuvenate your skin, giving you a youthful glow. Its antioxidants prevent premature ageing, helping you maintain clear skin. Experience the incredible Rooibos tea benefits for acne and find yourself in awe of your own silk-like skin!
Rooibos Tea Benefits for Weight Loss:
The tisane tea is calorie-free, making it a beverage that fits perfectly into diet plans. The brews are known to increase Leptin levels in your body. Leptin is a hormone that helps you overcome your cravings by inhibiting hunger. It regulates energy balance and food intake, helping you consume food in ideal amounts. The tea may also forestall the formation of new fat cells, thereby boosting fat metabolism.
Rooibos Tea Benefits for Sleep:
The red brews can be your sweet escape from insomnia! Free of caffeine, Rooibos tea is an ideal choice for the ones who often find themselves tossing and turning in their beds, with no sleep in sight. Tea brews laced with caffeine disrupt your sleep cycle. Rooibos tea brews do just the opposite - they calm your overworked nerves. The antioxidants present in the brews restrict the movement of free radicals in the body and combat oxidative stress, allowing you to slip into a sound slumber.
How to Brew Rooibos Tea?
The deep red leaves of South Africa’s Rooibos unfurl to create an aromatic infusion; for one cup of Rooibos tea:
- - Scoop 1 teaspoon of the leaves into a teapot.
- - Pour 200ml of water freshly boiled at 95°C over the tea leaves.
- - Let the infusion steep for 6 minutes.
- - Pour yourself a hot, delicately sweet cup.
To make matters even sweeter, Tea Culture of the World is home to Vanilla Rooibos Tea Blend as well. If there’s anything that can make honey-sweet Rooibos even better, it would be the heavenly vanilla. Delectable Rooibos and rich vanilla beans from Madagascar create a luxurious after-dinner tea. With sweet and malty flavours balancing each other perfectly, the Vanilla Rooibos herbal tea offers you a moment of true indulgence, each time you crave it.
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