Unoxidized RAW Herb Tea from South Africa offers an innovative tea experience with twice the benefits of other teas!

What is rooibos?

Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) is a member of the legume family and only grows in the Cedarberg Mountains in the Western Cape region of South Africa. It has been enjoyed since the turn of the century when local bushmen discovered that fermenting and sun drying the needle-like leaves of this wild mountain plant produced a tasty and fortifying tea. Today, the locals refer to this tea as Bush Tea. In addition, the green rooibos base of all of these blends is sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms.

What is the difference between green and red rooibos?

Green and red rooibos come from the same plant but the difference is the curing process. Immediately after harvest, green rooibos is lightly steamed to halt oxidation, retaining the green color in the leaves (the stalks are naturally red). Red rooibos goes through a long oxidation process, fully turning the leaves reddish in color. Red rooibos has a full-bodied flavor with caramel notes and steeps into an amber-hued cup. Green rooibos has a more delicate, herbal flavor and steeps into a light orange-yellow cup.

Why is this rooibos raw?

This green rooibos is just lightly steamed at under 115ºF. It is minimally processed and does not go through any pasteurization.

What are the nutritional benefits of raw rooibos?

This raw state preserves the plant’s natural live benefits and has TWICE THE AMOUNT OF POLYPHENOLS AS OTHER TEAS – UP TO 80 MG PER 6 OZ CUP COMPARED TO 32 MG IN GREEN TEA! Studies show these health-promoting antioxidants can help protect the body from free radicals that weaken natural defenses. Green rooibos has a higher concentration of many of the nutrients found in other teas. It is rich in natural occurring elements and it also retains chlorophyll, which has cleansing properties that can help promote fresh breath.

Does it have any calories or caffeine?

All of our Green rooibos Teas are free of caffeine and calories.

What are the varieties?

The Republic of Tea offers 5 deliciously wild flavors: Natural Organic, Mango Chili, Plantain Coconut, Black Currant Cardamom and Orange Red Carrot.

How is it packaged?

Green rooibos Teas are packaged in natural, unbleached round tea bags with no strings or tags. We pack 36 tea bags into each airtight tin made of steel, which is easy to reuse and be recycled over and over again into new steel products. This reduces excess packaging and shipping costs and keeps your tea fresh. Also available in bulk bags of 250 tea bags and 1 lb full-leaf bulk bags.

How long does it stay fresh?

If stored under normal conditions (at or below room temperature and low humidity), Green rooibos Teas will retain its freshness for up to 2 years.

How is it prepared?

Heat fresh, filtered water to boiling. Place one tea bag in your cup and pour in 6 oz of the heated water. Steep for 5-7 minutes. Remove the tea bag and enjoy. For iced tea, double the amount of tea bags used, steep as above and pour over a generous amount of ice.

What are the recommended serving suggestions?

All of the flavors are refreshing served hot or over ice, with savory or sweet foods and with or without sweetener. Since they are caffeine-free, these teas can be enjoyed all day long.

What certifications does it have?

All of these Green rooibos Teas are gluten-free with the rooibos sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms. Natural Organic Green Rooibos is certified USDA Organic and Kosher.

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