Rooibos - Red Bush Tea
Claridges Red Bush (Rooibos) Tea Bags. Made from the apalathus linearis plant which grows exclusively in the Cedarberg mountains in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Rich in antioxidants, offering protection against the harmful effects of free radicals. It is naturally caffeine free and very low in tannin. Certified Organic Asurequality. Made in New Zealand. 30 tea bags
Directions: Add boiling water and brew for at least five minutes with occasional stirring. A longer brew times will give a fuller flavour.
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.
Red Bush. Certified Organic Asurequality NZ547. Made in New Zealand
Keep out of the reach of children. Store in a dry place.