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Rooibos chai

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Say hello to vanilla rooibos chai tea , an herbal plant taken from the mountains of South Africa that brings numerous health goodies with sweet aroma of Indian spices in discrete flavors of cinnamon, cardamom and clove. India combined their strong spices and milk into the famous drink known as chai. Taste the satisfying flavor of this caffeine-free rooibos chai, a best replacement for black tea.

vanilla rooibos chai tea has somewhat a down-to-earth aroma and a slightly bit nutty flavor from its combined ingredients. This blend of Rooibos and spices gives warmth to one’s body. Rooibos Chai is pretty extreme for it has a cinnamon which brings Rooibos Chai a spicy flavor. Cinnamon can help you in loosing weight, lessen blood clogging, constructs your immune system, ease arthritic pain, it has a powerful antimicrobial spice, it helps you nourish your circulatory and endocrine system, it supports normal blood glucose level in your blood and a research study done in United States says that cinnamon can reduce proliferation. They also found out that just by smelling cinnamon can enhance your memory.

A DIY Rooibos Chai recipe

Rooibos Chai is rich in health benefits for it can ease severe stomach cramps, it can also ease asthmatic conditions and the likes. You can enjoy drinking this beverage without worrying for any possible side effects. Rooibos Chai’s medicinal attribute named all its health benefits aside from it is capable in reducing the risks of your body from cancer, heart disease and premature aging.

There are a lot of things that you should know about the drinks you are in love to. Knowing their health benefits is the most important one and knowing its history is just a part of enjoying this kind of beverages. So, what does the word “Chai” mean? Chai is an Indian word for tea. Usually, it is served as Chai latte with sweetener or creamer in West countries but in India, Chai is a popular drink combination of their traditional milk and spices. Unlike other typical tea, chai tends to be stronger and valiant because it is improved by its spices. And since it has no caffeine content, it is really a good natural alternative for coffee.

Thus, many people prefer to drink chai than coffee. rooibos tea or other commercial chai is offered in concentrate, powder mix or in mass leaf tea form. If you ask on what is the best preparation fo chai, it depends on the preference of the drinker. Concentrated chai is brewed under pressure so they are often taste a little bit stronger or spicier. However, buying dry mixes of chai are more convenient. Bulk tea must be prepared so it consumes a lot of time but many are still in favor on this.

Rooibos Chai can take pleasure in either hot or cold servings. Lots of industry analysts are calculating that chai will become as trendy and common as coffee latte and cappuccinos. The recognition of chai around the world is spreading quickly and has taken on some changes thereof.

This is a unique drink to quench each tongue’s thirst. Taste and see it is good

Rooibos and caffeine – the truth about it :)

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Rooibos is the new kid on the block for tisanes. You will notice that I make this clarification first and foremost, that rooibos is a tisane as it is not really a tea. If you are not familiar with this term then just take a quick gander over here to find out what is a tisane . Now going forward I will actually be referring to it as a tea… blasphemy you say. No not really, if people want to read it knowing that it is truly not a tea but a tisane then that is cool. I just don’t want to come off as one of those people in tea shops that correct you every time you ask for a chamomile tea and then they have to say actaulllyyyyy it is a tisane….  So if you know that rooibos is a tisane, cool, if not now you do. If you don’t care either way then keep on reading to find out the truth about rooibos and caffeine !

Rooibos and Caffeine

Unlike most teas, rooibos has no caffeine in it. It may be news to you, but you should know that rooibos caffeine is not merely news, it is good news. It is good and safe for everybody, for people of all ages and in all conditions. There are many rooibos health benefits to the brew and in this article we will just quickly go over the lack of caffeine and leave the additional discussion for a later day!

brown teapot on gray surface
a nice tea pot

It is more appropriate to state that rooibos is not a tea, but a tisane (an herbal infusion) since it does not come from the tea plant. Instead, this beverage comes from the rooibos plant. Rooibos is a shrub that grows only in the land of Cape Town, South Africa. Today, rooibos is gaining popularity around the world due to its unique qualities and benefits. It is also known as red tea because of the color of its leaves and the color of the resulting beverage. Rooibos is available in loose leaf packages or in teabags. It can be served hot or cold. Bottled rooibos are also available and are best served ice cold.

Caffeine during Pregnancy

Studies show that ingesting caffeine during pregnancy especially during the first three months of gestation has been linked to possible issues. Thais is why many turn to rooibos during pregnancy as there is no caffeine in the drink at all. Caffeine is present in beverages such as coffee, tea, and energy drinks. Rooibos has zero caffeine in it. Therefore, pregnant women can safely drink rooibos. Drinking rooibos has a relaxing effect for mothers and has a mild, sweet taste that can be enjoyed anytime.

Rooibos health benefits

Traditionally, rooibos has been used to treat infant colic. It is also used to alleviate constipation and remedy stomach problems such as nausea and vomiting. Rooibos can be safely taken by children, even infants. Since it has no caffeine, it does not cause palpitations and stomach irritation. Caffeine, when taken by children, can potentially cause hyperactivity which may later on cause children to develop fatigue and decreased attention span.

brown wooden round bowl on white sand
red rooibos

If caffeinated drinks can make you become alert, rooibos does the opposite. It helps you to be calm and feel relaxed. Drinking rooibos before bedtime can help you have a good night’s sleep. It could also save you from sleep disturbances and insomnia.


Moreover, coffees and teas contain tannins, chemical that block the absorption of iron. Rooibos contains very low tannins, in negligible amounts, even. Thus, rooibos can be safely drunk without having to worry about iron-deficiency anemia.

Now you’ve heard the good news about rooibos. Start making it a part of your lifestyle and share it to people who can potentially benefit from this information. Spread the good news!

And if you are ever wondering how to say rooibos don’t worry as I wrote a whole article for it so just take a read if it tickles your fancy.

Here are some of our top selling rooibos mixes so just take a look

What is Rooibos tea?

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What is Rooibos?

Rooibos, also known as “red tea” or “red bush tea” is a famous South African beverage made by infusing the leaves of the rooibos plant. The resulting beverage has a distinct reddish-brown color and has a mild, sweet, fruity taste. Solely grown in the Cedarberg region of Cape Town, South Africa, asphalatus linearis (its scientific name) has various health benefits that made it popular to many countries around the world. If you are looking for benefits of herbal teas then just take a look at that post as there are lots of other herbal mixes that can really help out your body, but enough of that this post is all about rooibos!

How do we get Rooibos?

rooibos with peach

Harvesting rooibos usually occurs in the summer. After harvesting by hand, the leaves are torn into very tiny pieces. Then, the leaves are bruised and allowed to ferment. After fermentation, the leaves are left to dry and then sifted to create high quality leaves.
Rooibos can be brewed from tea bags or from loose leaves. In making the perfect cup of rooibos, boiling water is necessary. The resulting beverage can be drunk plain, sweetened with your choice of sugar or honey, and can be added with milk. It is also great served ice cold and is perfect when mixed with other fruit juices and in creating cocktail mixes. In fact, bottled rooibos preparations are available in stores which are ready to drink.

Does Rooibos have caffeine?

Unlike other herbal teas, there is no caffeine in rooibos mixes. Therefore, it can be drunk at any time of the day, even at night or right before bedtime. It is also safe to be drunk by children and you can drink rooibos while pregnant . In fact, it is used by the South Africans as a treatment to infant colic.

Beverages which contain caffeine mostly contain tannins. Coffees and true teas contain certain amounts of tannins, chemicals which block the absorption of calcium. rooibos is very low in tannins; therefore, it does not block the absorption of calcium in the body. Rooibos is also rich in antioxidants, a potent chemical which help fight cancer and prevent aging. It also helps prevent chronic diseases associated with aging.



With its unique qualities and numerous health benefits, rooibos is truly one of a kind. When it comes to natural herbal teas, now you know who the boss is. It’s rooibos!