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!
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: