Rooibos can be drank with lemon or on its own, sweetened or unsweetened, cold or hot. It is also very popular with milk added as a substitute for the 'usual black' cup of tea.
A bonus is that rooibos tea has no caffeine unlike green tea and oolong tea. and so can be drank frequently and won't keep you awake at night. Rooibos tea can now be bought in a variety of flavours so you need never be bored!
Rooibos has a lower content of tannin than green tea. Tannin can cause iron deficiency so care needs to be taken if drinking a lot of green or black tea.
Rooibos contains the minerals magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese and fluoride which are good for strengthening bones and teeth.
THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF ROOIBOS TEA
- Lowers blood pressure
- Aids digestion
- Relieves constipation
- Relieves nausea
- Aids skin from within, and can be applied topically to help eczema, dry itchy skin and blemishes.
- Has a calming effect on the nervous system
- Aids in the prevention of heart disease
- Boosts the immune system
Rooibos is gaining popularity for its health benefits, zero caffeine and low tannin levels, also the taste is catching, especially with new flavours being introduced, perfect for a drink when following a fitness program or diet.