Rooibos (30 g)
Rooibos tea, “red tea” or “mother wonder” is made from fermented, dried and ground leaves of the South African plant Aspalathus linearis.
- is caffeine-free
- is rich in antioxidants aspalatins and notophanins
- is rich in minerals, iron, calcium, potassium, copper, fluorine, manganese, zinc and magnesium
- hydrates your body
- has a beneficial effect on metabolism
- has a beneficial effect on the gut microflora
Tea is not only drunk for the sake of enjoying the ritual, but there are also many healthy reasons for this beverage. Polyphenols, a type of antioxidant contained in teas, greatly contributes to the well-being of the whole body. The Rooibos plant is specific because it can only grow in South Africa, requiring temperatures between 40 and 45 degrees during the day and 20 degrees at night, and clean air without dust and industrial debris. Rooibos tea is also known as a mother’s wonder. It has been prepared in southern Africa for almost 300 years and its leaves are needle-like and grow on red shrubs. It is also known as “mountain tea” or “African red tea”. Unlike regular black tea, Rooibos tea does not contain caffeine, so it can be drunk before bedtime as it has a soothing effect. In addition, it is an excellent way of hydrating the body, it is low in calories and has almost the same effect as water. And children can drink rooibos tea too. You can drink this tea in unlimited quantities. As with green, white and oolong tea, rooibos tea is also not made in boiling water but at 80 degrees. It should be dipped for 5 minutes. Oolong tea is best stored in a cool, dry place in an airtight container or even in a refrigerator. Cooling is recommended which enhances the taste of the tea and extends its shelf life.