Red Bush (Rooibos) Tea
Morlife Redbush (Rooibos) Tea is made from a centuries old much respected South African herb, aspalathus linearis. It grows only in the stunning Cederberg Mountains in the Western Cape is best known for its fine needle like leaves from which the tea is made. 200 grm loose leaf
Redbush is naturally infused with health giving properties - it contains no additives, colourings, artificial preservatives or calories. Redbush is also naturally caffeine free, i.e. it does not undergo any chemical process to remove the caffeine, it is also extremely low in tannin, on average less than half that of regular black teas (Camellia sinensis).
Tannin is a substance which can affect your ability to absorb and store essential iron, which may be of particular importance to growing children or if you are suffering with anaemia, are pregnant or on a calorie controlled diet.
It also means that it lacks that bitter aftertaste present in many black teas, so you do not need to add a sweetener.
Apartheid, and the many trade restrictions this brought, kept Redbush Tea from much of the outside world, but it is now rapidly growing in popularity.
In South Africa Redbush, or literally in Afrikaans - rooibos tea, is something of a national drink. You will find it in every restaurant and coffee shop, on average South Africans drink about 5 cups a day, and it has about a 40% share of their hot drinks market. It is enjoyed everywhere by adults and children alike, not only as a refreshing beverage but also as a tasty addition to many dishes.
100% Red Bush Tea
Suggested Use: Add loose tea (1 to 2 teaspoons per cup, 250ml) to a tea pot, or infuser basket. Pour very hot water (not boiling) over the tea and let it infuse for up to 3 to 5 minutes.
For tea made from bark, roots, seeds, twigs and berries infuse with boiling water for up to 10 to 15 minutes, for maximum nutrient benefit. Strain leaves from the tea pot before pouring. Add honey or a slice of lemon to taste. Enjoy.
Keep out of the reach of children