Ingredient Feature: Rooibos

Ingredient Feature: Rooibos 08.16.18

When we set out to create the best ready-to-drink teas, we knew we had to choose a base for each blend with both robust flavor and health-enhancing properties. Rooibos is no exception.

Find out more about the nutritive benefits of this unique superfood tea that is actually classified as an herb.

 

The Origin

Rooibos is harvested in South Africa from the Aspalathus linearis bush, which was originally used for its restorative properties. Similar to tea, the plant is dried and brewed into an herbal infusion. The fermented tea comes out reddish brown, hence why our Rooibos Red tea is close to cherry in color.

The Flavor

Rooibos has gained an appreciation among tea lovers in recent years for its distinctive flavor. It has a ruddy, sweet taste that is almost smoky. Our Rooibos Red Vanilla tea has the fewest number of ingredients out of all four 8th Wonder Tea blends, yet each sip continually surprises with a wide variety of naturally-occurring rooibos flavors.

Fresh and exhilarating, it offers a bright fruitiness that’s matched with the soothing flavor of vanilla, which offsets any residual tartness. It’s ideal for those with sensitivity to caffeine looking for an antioxidant-rich drink with top-tier taste and anti-inflammatory properties.

The Benefits

Rich in many minerals such as magnesium, calcium, zinc, potassium, copper, iron, manganese, and alpha hydroxy acid, rooibos is a nutrient powerhouse. It also contains high concentrations of various antioxidants and is packed with extremely potent and versatile phenolic compounds.

And what does all that nutrition jargon mean? Red rooibos tea was confirmed by the US Department of Agriculture to reduce cancer, heart disease, premature aging, and other serious conditions. Because it’s rich in calcium, manganese, and fluoride minerals that assist in maintaining good bone structure and stronger teeth, rooibos has been used to cure headaches, insomnia, asthma, eczema, bone weakness, hypertension, allergies, and premature aging. Drinking this tea can further ease severe stomach cramps, as well as bring relief from asthma and other related conditions. It also boosts the immune system.

 

You can have health-enhancing benefits and deliciousness all in one bottle with our Rooibos Red Tea. Stock up and buy a case of this uniquely satisfying superfood today.

 

 

 

Sources:

  1. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/rooibos-tea-benefits
  2. https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/beverage/health-benefits-of-red-rooibos-tea.html
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16927447