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Almond Rooibos

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The nutty flavor of almond is combined with the clean taste of red rooibos to create a wonderful combination that is a great all day drink. A nice caffeine free drink that is great at any time of the day.

Best if steeped for 5 minutes at 212°

Ingredients: Red rooibos infused with almond flavors.

Roasted Apple and Cinnamon Rooibos

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Like a warmed up apple sprinkled with cinnamon straight out of the oven this rooibos mix delivers the warm and inviting flavors of an apple pie with the sweet taste that only rooibos could provide. Similar to a warm apple cider this drink is best served piping hot on a cold day.

Best if steeped for 5 minutes at 212°

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 !

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!

vanilla infused red rooibos

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.

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.

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.

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

Rooibos and caffeine

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Let me tell you about Rooibos caffeine: there is none because it is caffeine-free! You might be surprised upon hearing this but unlike most  true tea (white, green and black tea ) rooibos is absolutely and naturally caffeine-free. It is not decaffeinated, it simply does not contain caffeine. So, is it good or bad news for you? I guess that depends on what you are looking for!

Rooibos is an herbal plant exclusively grown in the mountainous Cedarberg Region of North Cape Town, South Africa. It has a naturally mild sweet taste and a fruity flavor. Its leaves are reddish in appearance and so is the resulting drink when rooibos is brewed. This is why people sometimes call the brew Red Tea, even though it does not actually come from the tea plant…

Its scientific name is Asphalatuslinearis. Rooibos does not come from the same plant as white green and black tea (the camellasinensis plant or tea plant) which explains why it has different components than the teas mentioned. This explains why ROOIBOS CAFFEINE never generally go in the same sentence as it is not from the same plant as the true teas, that contain caffeine.

Rooibos might have zero caffeine but like other teas, it is rich in antioxidants. It has the same antioxidants in green tea, polyphenols, which help fight cancer and slows aging. Polyphenols oxidize free radicals before they bind in our body’s cells. Free radicals are those molecules which is responsible for cell degeneration. Therefore, having antioxidants in your diet helps you fight against certain diseases and make your body younger for long.

Check out this video that goes over all the benefits of this caffeine free drink :

A tasty treat that combines the natural flavor of rooibos with a mixture of spices known generally as chai.

Teas and coffees contain tannins, chemicals that prevent the absorption of some minerals in the body such as Iron. Iron is an essential mineral needed in the body for the production of red blood cells. Red blood cells are necessary to prevent anemia and promote good oxygen distribution in the body. Good thing rooibos contains very low amounts of tannins, so, you don’t need to worry about iron deficiency. To the left you will see a new flavor that we have just added which is Chai rooibos and has been a great hit. It combines the natural rooibos flavor with the tanginess that we generally call chai. This includes hints of vanilla, cloves, and other exotic spices that is sure to waken your senses, even without caffeine!

clear drinking glass with red rooibos
caffeine free red rooibos

If you are pregnant, suffering from hypertension or frequent headaches, then it is high time to cut back on your caffeine intake. But, since drinking tea has become a routine for most of us, it can be a hard habit to break. If this is so, then rooibos is your new hero. You can now enjoy the refreshing taste of tea and enjoy the same cleansing effect on the body without unwanted palpitations, insomnia and stomach problems. Did you know that rooibos is also good for your tummy? Yes, rooibos is traditionally used to treat infant colic. For adults, rooibos can prevent constipation and indigestion. So if you are looking for a drink during pregnancy  drinking rooibos while you are pregnant is something you might want to look into.

Rooibos is definitely good news for everybody. It might not be the one you want to increase your alertness, but it’s the one you need to relax and renew your mind and body. So if you are looking for a drink with no caffeine then rooibos might be your new best friend. If you don’t mind we will introduce you to some of our oldest and bestest rooibos friends here:

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!

Rooibos health benefits

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Introduction to Rooibos and its health benefits

Is Rooibos good for you? You bet it is, just keep reading to find out all the awesome health benefits that rooibos has.

Tea is probably one of the most popular beverages around the world. It is drunk anytime, anywhere, in various preparations, in any occasion, and in any mood. There are many kinds of tea: those that come from the tea plant itself, camella sinensis, are the white, green, and black teas, and those that come from other plant sources such as the red tea or rooibos tea, which comes from another plant source, named as asphalatos linearis.

What is Rooibos?

Rooibos, also known as the red bush tea or red tea has many health benefits. Read along and you will find out things about this drink that will surely amaze you.

Does Rooibos have caffeine?

Do all teas contain caffeine? Majority of them do. But did you know that rooibos does not contain caffeine? In fact, rooibos is a central nervous system relaxant. It helps improve disturbed sleeping pattern and prevents insomnia. Drinking a warm mug of rooibos at bedtime gives you a good night’s sleep. And because it has no caffeine,you can drinking rooibos during pregnancy without any worries of caffeine related issues . Plus, it does not give you unwanted palpitations and hyperactivity that, in large amounts, coffee and other caffeinated drinks can cause. This is a good thing as no one really enjoys heart palpitations!

Rooibos contains vitamins and minerals. It contains vitamin C, Zinc, calcium, and phosphorous. Vitamin C and Zinc is responsible for a healthy immune system, which protects you against certain diseases. Calcium and phosphorous are needed to build strong bones and teeth. Also, rooibos has very low levels of tannins, chemical which block the absorption of iron. Therefore, your body can produce the iron needed in your body, preventing anemia caused by iron deficiency.

Is Rooibos healthY?

Does rooibos contain antioxidants ? Certainly it does! It has almost the same antioxidants found in green tea. It helps fight against free radicals and thus, it help slows aging and fight against cancer.

Rooibos is also proven to treat allergic reaction such as asthma, and skin irritations. It can even be applied topically. Just use a concentrated brew of rooibos or apply a used teabag to the affected skin areas. Drinking rooibos gives you clearer, smoother skin, the natural way!

Red is the color associated with love and bravery. Now, with its sweet distinct taste, calming effects and health benefits, you can now associate this color with health and beauty. If you are wondering how to say rooibos just take a look over there and you will find out it is not that hard to say rooibos the right way 🙂

Try some of our most popular Rooibos drinks here: http://theteacupany.com/category/rooibos/ or these two personal favorites:

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