SA flavours: Rooibos

Uniquely South African, our Rooibos tea is making waves across the globe. Harvested in summer, fermented and then dried, it’s high in antioxidants and naturally caffeine free. Health-wise, that makes our little fynbos species a winner all round!

If you check out sarooibos.org.za, you’ll see that about 12000 tonnes of Rooibos are produced in one year, and that a whole lot of that is exported to countries such as Germany, the UK and the USA. It has long been believed that Rooibos has many health benefits, from reducing/preventing allergies, insomnia, nausea, cramps and skin problems, to easing digestion, and playing a role in anti-aging processes. Over the past couple of years more research has been done to truly determine its beneficial properties.

There are many ways to use a cup of Rooibos tea – here are just a few that are easy enough to try:

  • Use it as a substitute for some of the liquid when baking things like cake
  • Use it instead of water or stock to add a different but mild flavour to your stews, soups and sauces
  • Use it in your non-stick pan or wok when sautéing of stir-frying your veggies
  • It’s a great meat tenderiser…use it on steak and chicken
  • Make your own iced tea using Rooibos tea as the basis – add things such as lemon, cinnamon, ginger, other fruit teas, or simply some honey
  • For sore throats, make a strong cup of Rooibos and add some lemon juice, cayenne pepper and honey

Still, the easiest way to benefit from this great little plant is by drinking a strong cup of tea. No kilojoules, no caffeine, no need to add anything to it – simple, easy and oh so good for you!

 

3 Responses to "SA flavours: Rooibos"

  1. Marina Joubert says:

    Why don’t you sell rooibos ice tea and rooibos cappucinos at your Kauai stores? Please?

  2. Aloha Marina

    We had an Iced Rooibos Latte on offer a short while ago and it was not popular. It was removed from the menu and we have not had any calls to bring it back. Your suggestion has been passed onto our Product Innovation team. Please feel free to contact me on care@kauai.co.za should you have any further feedback or queries. – Kerusha Customer Care

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