Earthy, nutty, and smooth, Rooibos tea is a naturally sweet full-bodied tea. Having originated in Africa, Rooibos tea is now enjoyed by tea drinkers across the globe. Since it is not from the Camellia sinensis family, Rooibos tea has different characteristics from regular black or green teas. Unlike black or green tea — where if brewed too long it can give off a “bitter” taste — Rooibos tea will always taste sweet and smooth, regardless of how long it is brewed!
- African Red Bush (Rooibos)
- Blue Mallow Flower
- Orange and Vanilla Flavor
Traditionally, Rooibos tea has been used in Africa as an all-purpose remedy. Rooibos tea is filled with antioxidants, minerals, vitamins. It has also been used to help relieve joint inflammation and high blood sugar. To learn more interesting facts about Rooibos tea and how to brew it, click here.
Benefits of Rooibos:
- High in minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants
- Has been used for hypertension, high blood sugar, and cell overgrowth
- May help with joint pain and inflammation
Rooibos tea is not related to green or black tea, but is instead a herbal tea, meaning it can be brewed cold or hot depending on your preference. While brewing it hot will extract a stronger flavor from the leaves, if you are looking for a lightly flavored tea brewing it cold may be your best option.
At META, we recommend using 1 teaspoon per 8 ounces of water. Throw your leaves into a teabag, mug, or water bottle. If you are brewing it hot, we suggest a water temperature of 212° Fahrenheit (or 100° Celsius). Once your leaves are in, steep them anywhere between 5 – 7 minutes to maximize the teas earth and smooth flavor. If you are brewing it cold, we recommend putting your tea leaves into ice water and leaving it in the refrigerator for hours, or even over night.
Contains no caffeine.