What are the benefits of Rooibos Tea?

rooibos in a tea taster box


Rooibos tea is one of the most popular loose leaf teas on the market and is often enjoyed as an alternative to black tea.

Known as red tea, because of the rust colour that the leaves become after fermentation, Rooibos is the Afrikaans name for Aspalathus linearis, meaning ‘red bush.’

But it’s not just about its great taste and captivating aromas.

With powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, not to mention a high concentration of vitamin C, drinking a cup of rooibos tea can help you stay healthy too.


It’s low in Tannins

Rooibos derives from a different plant from traditional green and black teas, meaning it has lower levels of the tannins which can often give tea an unpleasantly bitter taste.

As a result its sweet, nutty flavour is often compared to hibiscus tea and it has earthy tones that are similar to yerba mate varieties.

When brewed for longer, rooibos is full-bodied and rich, allowing its warm and woody notes to emanate from your teapot as it brews.


It’s Caffeine Free

Since it doesn’t contain caffeine, you can drink rooibos tea pretty much any time of the day or night – making it one of the most versatile teas on the market.

Many rooibos lovers prefer it as it comes, while others opt for a strong brew and a splash of milk, giving a great caffeine free alternative to a traditional black tea.

What’s more, Rooibos can also be consumed cold for a refreshing alternative during summer, or piping hot to warm you up on those cold winter days.


It’s pretty healthy too

Rooibos leaves have a high concentration of vitamin C, are naturally high in antioxidants and contain vital minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and alpha hydroxyl acid – meaning that, as well as being pretty tasty, it’s good for you too.

It also contains polyphenols that help to fight free radicals, while its powerful anti-inflammatory properties mean that drinking a cup of rooibos can help you stay healthy and ready to tackle your day.

Also, due to the fact that it is full of vitamins and minerals that help fend off invading pathogens Rooibos tea has been credited with boosting heart health and may even prevent cancer among other benefits.


rooibos tea tins and rooibos teapot


Try our range of rooibos tea

If you’re keen to discover the benefits of rooibos tea, we have a fantastic range for you to discover.

Whether it’s our traditional or green variety, or perhaps one of the many flavoured options available, we believe that you’ll see why this is one of our most popular products.

You can find out more about our range of loose leaf tea products here https://leafteashop.co.uk/.