Rooibos, or red bush ‘tea’, is grown in the mountains of South Africa. This “wonder herb” is a soothing and naturally caffeine–free beverage. In the cup, it has notes of fine tobacco, vanilla bean, and mild stone fruit. Certified Organic.
Recommendations: Use 1 heaping tsp. (or 2-3 grams) of leaves per 6 oz. of water; heat fresh water to a rolling boil; steep for 7-10 minutes.
Health Benefits: Rooibos has been long known for its many medicinal properties: soothing upset stomachs, aiding with digestion, calming nervous tension, and providing relief from allergies such as eczema. Rooibos is an excellent source of antioxidants, which appear to reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases including cancer. Studies show that Rooibos can promote healthy skin, teeth, and bones as well as lower blood pressure and protect against heart disease. Naturally caffeine–free and rich in vitamins and minerals, Rooibos is completely safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as children.