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Rooibos Tea

Tea is Serious Business!

By Arnold Bredenkamp

In England tea is taken with cream,

In Tibet it is taken with butter,

In China it has been taken for thousands of years,

And now it is time for CANADA to take tea… seriously!!

 

Why? Because tea is HUGE on antioxidants! Did you know that a cup of regular tea contained more than three times the antioxidants found in a glass of orange juice?

Everybody knows that antioxidants are terrific health news: Scientists have discovered that these natural plant chemicals shield the body from cancer! What is more, antioxidants protect your heart, since they minimize cholesterol build-up and prevent blot clots. Antioxidants limit the effect of free radicals in the process of aging and the declining of the immune system.

What are free radicals?

Molecular oxygen is essential for all life, but during respiration unbound hydroxyl, superoxide and peroxide molecules are formed. These molecules are unstable and very reactive and can cause damage to normal healthy tissue and change DNA, leading to mutations, which can be the precursors to cancer.

Antioxidants to the rescue!

The body can normally cope with the harmful effect of these freeradicals, since its antioxidant defense enzymes as well as antioxidant nutrients protects the body by combining with the free radicals orpreventing them from forming.

For example: SOD or Superoxide Dismutase is an enzyme that can quench superoxides. This enzyme is present in all animal tissues but in humans SOD production becomes less after age 40. It is believed that the three mayor adult diseases (strokes, heart attacks and cancer) are found among persons whose SOD production have deteriorated.

The Rooibos Plant  (Aspalathus linearis)

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Did you know:

 Rooibos is super-high in  antioxidants

  • It also contains unique SOD properties with more power than green teas.
  • Some scientific research   indicates that Rooibos has 50 times the antioxidant power of green tea
  • Rooibos is the world's ONLY CAFFEINE-FREE TEA
  • Rooibos is naturally caffeine free – not decaffeinated.
  • Decaffeinated green tea packs 30mg of caffeine per cup
  • And it tastes very much like Orange Pekoe Tea.
  • The tannin-content of Rooibos is as low as 1/10 of regular tea
  • Tannins in regular teas can strip you of up to one third of your diet’s iron - which can leave you with chronic fatigue.
  • Rooibos contains no oxalic acid
  • People suffering from kidney stones can freely drink Rooibos.
  • Rooibos contains absolutely no additives or preservatives
  • Rooibos is a pure and natural product produced under very high quality standards.
  • Rooibos tea is a herbal tea
  • It is prepared from the leaves of Aspalathus Linearis.

 Rooibos is unique to South Africa

  • It is produced only in the Cape of Good Hope at the Southern tip of Africa.
  • Rooibos is also known as "Red Tea"
  • Rooibos (pronounced “roy-boss”) is an Afrikaans word meaning “red bush”, referring to the garnet colour of the herb leaves after fermentation.
  • Rooibos has a WONDERFUL FLAVOUR
  • It does not taste like an herbal tea at all - only like a sweeter  version of regular teas. The flavor is completely pure and  natural.
  • Rooibos has no bitter aftertaste

 Preparing

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Quality Assurance

Our tea is Premium Quality 100%  Rooibos tea leaves – not merely Export Grade, which may contain up to 20% stalks.It was processed and packed by a leading South African company that manages Rooibos for distribution worldwide. The highest standards regarding consistent good quality product are implemented. Stringent quality control is practiced through every stage to ensure that the final product can be certified as Premium Quality Rooibos Tea.The Rooibos is organically grown under ideal conditions and is processed in a facility that is certified for organic production. The Organic certification for the tea is done by ECOCERT of Ostrode in Germany.

Rooibos has tremendous health indications FOR ADULTS

Provisional studies suggest that:

•Rooibos fights cancer

The antioxidants in Rooibos  shield the body from cancer.

•Rooibos protects the heart

The anti-oxidants in Rooibos protects your heart since they minimize cholesterol build-up en prevent blood clots. It is reported that four cups of tea can lower your risk of heart disease by as much as 69%!

•Rooibos fights insomnia and anxiety

Caffeine can be harmful to the central nervous system, causing irritability, high blood pressure and erratic sleep patterns. Sixty percent of tea drinkers experience insomnia and anxiety because of the high caffeine intake when they drink too much regular tea.

•You will feel more energized when you switch from regular tea to Rooibos  The high tannins in regular teas can strip you of up to one third of your diet’s iron - which can leave you with chronic fatigue.

•The minerals in Rooibos help to combat osteoporosis

Rooibos supplements our daily dosage requirement in terms of fluoride, calcium and manganese - minerals which combat osteoporosis.

 Rooibos is also safe and nutritious for babies &  children

In South Africa Rooibos has been used for generations as a supplement to breast milk.

Rooibos the Miracle herb from South Africa

In South Africa Rooibos tea is fondly known as "The Miracle Brew" due to the amazingly soothing effect it has on allergic babies. This phenomenon was discovered accidentally (and this is a TRUE story!) when one day a frantic mother with a screaming baby in her arms , searched for a quick way to warm her baby's bottle (this was before the microwave era).She added some warm Rooibos tea to it and fed it to her baby.To her profound surprise the baby stopped screaming and actually went to sleep peacefully and happy.To make a long story short, this mother went on to help literally HUNDREDS of colicky babies using Rooibos tea as a supplement to both breast and formula milk. She recounted her experiences in a book called, "Allergies: an amazing discovery" and became famous instantly. As did Rooibos tea!Those who were not already serving Rooibos tea for it's affordability and wonderful taste, were now rushing out to get to the ULTIMATE SOLUTION for colic and allergies!

All our tea is inspected and tested by the Perishable Products Export Control board of South Africa and is certified as Super Grade Rooibos.Each batch of tea is also certified by the Directorate of Health and Quality and a Phytosanitary Certificate is issued before export takes place.

 

Rooibos the Miracle herb from South Africa

In South Africa Rooibos tea is fondly known as "The Miracle Brew" due to the amazingly soothing effect it has on allergic babies. This phenomenon was discovered accidentally (and this is a TRUE story!) when one day a frantic mother with a screaming baby in her arms , searched for a quick way to warm her baby's bottle (this was before the microwave era).She added some warm Rooibos tea to it and fed it to her baby.To her profound surprise the baby stopped screaming and actually went to sleep peacefully and happy.To make a long story short, this mother went on to help literally HUNDREDS of colicky babies using Rooibos tea as a supplement to both breast and formula milk. She recounted her experiences in a book called, "Allergies: an amazing discovery" and became famous instantly. As did Rooibos tea!Those who were not already serving Rooibos tea for it's affordability and wonderful taste, were now rushing out to get to the ULTIMATE SOLUTION for colic and allergies!

 Natural Sun Oxidizing

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 Dried Rooibos

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Rooibos Tea is a herbal tea:

It is prepared from the leaves of the herb Aspalathus Linearis.

• Rooibos is unique to South Africa:

It is produced only in the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.

Rooibos (pronounced “roy-boss”) is an Afrikaans word meaning “red bush”, referring to the garnet   colour of the herb leaves after fermentation.

• Rooibos is known as the New Miracle Brew:

Black and Green Teas were much acclaimed for their wonderful health indications, but now Red Tea (Rooibos) is the New Miracle Brew!
Rooibos has
50 times the anti-oxidant power of green tea!
The health benefits of Rooibos for both adults and children are quite remarkable!

• Rooibos contains NO caffeine:

Even decaffeinated green tea has 30mg of caffeine per cup!

• Rooibos has a wonderful flavour:

It does not taste like a herbal tea at all - only like a sweeter version of regular teas. Rooibos has no bitter aftertaste - no matter how long it is left to brew!

• Rooibos is an everyday / anytime beverage:

It can be enjoyed throughout the day - primarily because it is an excellent thirst quencher - the health benefits are a bonus!
Rooibos can be served with cream and sugar, according to your usual preference.
Served as iced tea, it is absolutely delicious!

• Rooibos is very versatile.

• Rooibos has been used in Africa for many generations.

 

Rooibos and Health

Rooibos is widely used for its refreshing taste, and many people believe that it has beneficial effects on health. It first gained popularity as a health drink in South Africa when it was discovered that Rooibos had a soothing effect on babies suffering from colic and restlessness. More and more evidence is now coming to light that Rooibos has favorable medicinal effects.

Beneficial in the treatment of diabetes, high blood pressure, irritability, headaches, stomach cramps disturbed sleeping patterns, insomnia, nervoustension, mild depression or hypertension, liver diseases,

allergies, cataracts, skin irritations and other conditions (especially when applied directly to the affected area), mellitus, atherosclerosis, and colic and feeding problems in infants.

The list continues:- nausea and vomiting, constipation, stomach ulcers, heartburn. etc.

 

 Packaging

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Nutrient Chart

NUTRIENT FUNCTION IN THE BODY PER 200ml

Iron (Fe)   0.07mg

Potassium (K)     7.12mg

Copper (Cu)   0.07mg

Calcium (Ca)  1.09mg

Manganese (Mn) 0.04mg

Fluoride (F) 0.22mg

Zinc (Zn)  0.04mg

Magnesium (Mg)   1.57mg

Sodium (Na)  6.16mg

 

Anti-oxidants in Rooibos tea

Eugenol, Caffeic acid, Protocatechuic acid, Ferulic acid, Quercetin, Isoquercetrin, Rutin, Isovitexin, Luteolin, Ascorbic acid, - Coumaric acid, p - Hydroxybenzoic acid,  Vanillic acid and Syringic acid.

 

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Rooibos Tea  Certified Organic        

Premium concentrated tea’s.

20 Bags - 50 g    $7.00

T100 Rooibos   Regular         T101 Honey bush

T102 Lemon

  Loose Leaf - 150 g        $15.00  

    T304  Okanagan                 T305 Orange        T306  Green                       T308 Carmel

 

Instructions For Brewing Rooibos

We recommend that Rooibos tea should be steeped or brewed for a minimum of 5 minutes to the flavor and the valuable antioxidants and minerals.
Experts suggest that brewing Rooibos for 10 minutes or longer will increase the antioxidant content of the tea by 30%.
After this, the tea can be used immediately or stored.
It can be reheated or cooled without any effect, as the tea is very low in tannins and will thus not turn bitter as normal coffee and tea would.

One Rooibos tea bag contains 2.5 grams of leaves and will make 1 liter of Rooibos tea that can be served hot.

Two bags will make 1 liter of strong Rooibos that can be served cold or mixed with other drinks or foods.

 

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