As we head into the holidays, I’ve been wanting to share some of my favorite, seasonal teas with you.
These days, I find myself reaching for rooibos tea more often then not. Of course, I love my black and green tea, but rooibos has the added benefit of being caffeine free. And now that it’s a little chilly outside, I want a warm cuppa by my side all day long … without the caffeine jitters.
So, let’s talk about the health benefits of rooibos for a second:
- I already mentioned it’s caffeine free – So it’s a great option to drink all day long.
- It’s super rich in minerals such as magnesium, calcium, manganese (which helps maintain strong teeth and bones), zinc and iron.
- It’s full of antioxidants.
- It has anti-inflammatory properties and can help relieve hypertension.
The list definitely goes on and on … Rooibos definitely falls into the superfood category.
So, the rooibos that’s at the front of my cabinet right now is Annique. I’m new to this brand, and I’m definitely glad I found it! Rooibos is an inherently South African tea – Annique harvests their product from the Cape of Good Hope. It’s preservative free, all natural, and doesn’t contain any colorants.
Rooibos is known for having an interesting flavor profile. Some people think it’s fruity, other say it can have a smoky aftertaste. In my experience, it has a delicious and very unique flavor. I love to drink it with a little soy or almond milk. And if you want to take it to the next level, try a Rooibos latte, but adding steamed milk and a spoon of raw honey. Annique Rooibos is perfect for all-day drinking, especially if you want to avoid caffeine.
I really encourage you to integrate rooibos into your health practice this winter. You can learn more about Annique below, and of course you can read about my other tea coverage here.