Rooibos tea (Aspalathus Linearis) is a wonderful import from South Africa where it grows exclusively. Rooibos tea is widely known to be loaded with antioxidants and because it has no tannins or caffeine, it is a wonderfully smooth nighttime beverage, either hot or iced. Popularized in the book series by Alexander McCall Smith, "The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency," Rooibos tea is a bush tea which has been well received in the U.S. and can be found in most cafes.
Rooibos tea is also used in South Africa as a folk medicine for colic in infants, and has also been used to treat some allergies, and asthma. Its shelf life is remarkable, so customers can leave it on the shelf to enjoy anytime. It is disputed whether green Rooibos tea ( Paradise ) or red Rooibos tea ( Rooibos Chai ) has more antioxidants, though studies show that there is less activity than we would see in green tea. Rooibos tea is reported to be great for digestion.
The reason we love it here at Teasy is because it is so versatile. It tastes good with just about any flavor, be it chocolate, mint chai, or fruit, and not since the tea leaf (Camellia Sinensis) has there been such a good compliment to your health and taste buds. The art of the craft will reveal itself in your cup of our popular Rooibos tea.
Rooibos tea can be steeped 3 minutes or overnight and will never get bitter. Use water that is at a full boil.