High Level of Antioxidants - African Red Rooibos Tea
Loose Rooibos tea is becoming more popular in Western countries particularly among health-conscious consumers, due to its high level of antioxidants such as aspalathin and nothofagin. It contains no caffeine and low tannin levels compared to fully oxidized black tea or unoxidized green tea leaves. "Green" rooibos teas have a higher antioxidant capacity than fully oxidized rooibos teas.
Health Benefits: Rooibos has long been known for its many medicinal properties: soothing upset stomachs, aiding with digestion, calming nervous tension, and providing relief from allergies such as eczema. Rooibos hss an excellent source of antioxidants, which appear to reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases including cancer. Studies show Rooibos can promote healthy skin, teeth, and bones as well as lower blood pressure and protect against heart disease. Naturally caffeine-free and rich in vitamins and minerals, Rooibos is completely safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as children.
Recommendations: Use 1 heaping tsp. per 6 oz. cup; heat fresh water to a roaring boil; let steep for 5 min.