A love letter to rooibos tea❤️

The caffeine-free tea you're going to fall head over heels for

Rooibos tea is a red tea made using leaves from Aspalathus linearis from the western coast of South Africa. It’s typically consumed like a black tea but if you’re feeling adventurous, why not try it like an iced tea, latte or espresso? It’s so versatile it’s perfect for however you like to prepare your tea.

Hear me out, rooibos tastes like sitting outside on a sunny day (like today funnily enough). It tastes quite mild, has woody and earthy notes, and can transport you to tea paradise. You can enjoy your tea plain, or we sell a wide range of flavoured rooibos, from vanilla and almond to chocolate … you’ll have to try them all and let us know what you like best!

It’s the perfect alternative to green or black tea as it’s caffeine-free, so whether you’re avoiding caffeine, or just want to mix it up a little… rooibos is the one for you. You can enjoy a cup at any time of day without the caffeine, making it the ideal cup before bed if you enjoy winding down after work with tea. Or, if you’re entertaining guests, simply prepare a big pot of tea and you don’t need to worry about how many cups you have because you’re guaranteed not to have a caffeine rush!

If you’re anything like me, you always need a cup of tea firmly fastened in your hand. But what do you start the day with? Personally, if I begin with green tea I feel a bit nauseous. I’m sure that some of you reading will have the same experience, and it’s because of the tannins. But, rooibos is low in tannins so it’s perfect for those who have digestive problems following the consumption of tannin-rich drinks.

If that wasn’t enough, rooibos tea is packed to the brim with antioxidants. These protective plant compounds may help protect you from damage that leads to conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.

Who would’ve thought tea would be so good for you in so many ways?

To prepare your rooibos tea hot, steep it for five to seven minutes depending on how strong you like it, then enjoy your cuppa. If you fancy it cold, prepare your tea how you usually would, then place in the fridge overnight to enjoy over ice the next day.

If you don’t want any tea bits in your tea, simply strain it twice before drinking!

If you try one tea this year, make it a rooibos tea and you won’t regret it. We recommend our scarlet red tea with apple and pear for first-time triers as it’s sweet, tasty and the perfect summer treat.

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