Rooibos tea is also known as red tea or red and is made using leaves from a shrub called Aspalathus linearis, usually grown on the western coast of South Africa. Rooibos is a herbal tea that is full of powerful antioxidants.
Because rooibos tea is naturally caffeine-free, it's an excellent alternative to black or green tea.
Health Benefits of Rooibos
Rooibos tea may benefit heart health by positively affecting blood pressure. It may also lower "bad" LDL cholesterol and raise "good" HDL cholesterol in those at risk of heart disease.
Studies have also shown that rooibos tea may improve bone health, digestion, sleep, allergies, headaches and colic.
How to Brew a Cup of Rooibos
Making the perfect cup of Rooibos is quite simple.
Here are some general instructions:
Use 2 to 4 grams of leaves per cup.
Fill a kettle with cold water and allow the water to boil. Pour the boiled water over the leaves and steep for about 5 - 7 minutes.