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Rooibos Products

Rooibos Products

The introduction of Rooibos tea to the world was a slow process and if it hadn’t of been for one South African housewife the tea might not of ever been known to the world. Indigo Herbs has a fantastic representation of this fine tea which is bursting with vital antioxidants. Our Rooibos tea comes from the exact geographical location where Rooibos was traditionally grown and harvested by the indigenous Khoisan tribes. We hope that you’ll enjoy this refreshing premium quality caffeine free alternative to black tea.

The history of this tea is an interesting story since at several points during its past the tea has nearly disappeared into obscurity. The first people to cultivate Rooibos were the Khoisan Bushman who used to climb the mountains of the Cederburg region of South Africa and pick the spiny leaves of the Aspalathus linearis plant. They prized this bush for its fine taste and medical properties and used to crush the leaves and leave them to oxidise slightly before drying them for use as tea. The botanist Carl Humberg in 1772 noted this practice before the last remnants of the Khoisan tribe died out from urbanisation. Humberg revitalised the interest in the Aspalathus linearis plant whereupon it took on the name Rooibos from the Afrikaans for ‘red bush’. The tea again nearly disappeared until the business man Benjamin Ginsberg decided to start marketing the tea the world over as an alternative to black tea. During the Second World War it was used exactly for this purpose as Europe found it increasingly difficult to find good sources of black tea from Asia. The final step in Rooibos tea becoming well-known was in 1968 when a South African housewife named Annique Theron decided to write a book praising the medical virtues of Rooibos. After the book was published several scientific studies were conducted and soon the name of Rooibos spread throughout the world.

The Aspalathus linearis plant is a part of the legame family and is unique to the Fynbos region of South Africa. This is the only place where this special plant grows naturally. Each bush can reach up to 2 meters in height with spiky green leaves and red stems and branching. In early summer the plant produces very small yellow flowers which in turn produce one small seed each. Rooibos is able to withstand periods of extreme drought from having a very deep taproot which can be become as large as the plant growth above ground. 

 

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Rooibos Tea (Loose Herbal Tea) 100g
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Latin Name: Aspalathus linearis

  • Caffeine free
  • Full of healthy antioxidants
  • Great with lemon and honey
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  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added.
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Indigo Herbs Rooibos Loose Leaf Tea Premium grade Aspalathus linearis, caffeine free and full of antioxidants. Great with lemon and honey. Rooibos Tea can be infused in boiling water and made into a delicious herbal tea drink.

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the quality, manufacture and suggested use of this herbal tea. We are unable to advise you here on the benefits of our herbal products, however we do recommend you take the opportunity to research the many benefits of this herb. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of natures healing botanicals. Please consult an Herbalist as to how this product can benefit you.

Also known as: Red Bush, South African red tea.

Making a delicious cup of tea with loose leaf herbs is simple and easy. Brewing loose leaves is a traditional art with many different styles and varying items of tea brewing equipment on the market. There are one cup teaballs that can be filled with loose leaves, flowers, and barks and submerged straight into a boiling cup of hot water and then left to infuse. The rule of thumb with brewing loose leaves is to allow them to fully release their beneficial aromatic phyto-chemical content.

This process is lovingly called brewing and takes 5-10 minutes so a tea cosy is recommended if you are using a pot. When making a pot of tea it is advised that you use one teaspoon of loose leaf tea per person and one for the pot. Any true tea maker who truly appreciates the art would recommend heating the pot first, and of course when the tea is fully infused it is absolutely necessary that the drinker sits down and takes a minute to enjoy! For full instructions go to our How to make Herbal Tea Page.

This Rooibos Tea can be made into a hot drink by infusing the herb in a teapot or cafetiere with boiling water. Use 1 cup of boiling water per person. Let the tea brew for 5 - 15 minutes. Strain the leaves and enjoy.

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Prepare a cup or pot of tea by putting 1 teaspoon of Leaf per person. Add milk for the customary English way or with lemon and honey the South African way.

1 teaspoon equals 2 grams (1 tsp = 2g)
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  • Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs.
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
  • Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch.
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added.

Manufacture Process

Indigo Herbs Rooibos Tea comes from plants grown under strict supervision and soil checked regularly for heavy metals and toxins. When this perennial is at peak maturity the leaves are separated from the root and air dried in the shade so none of the chemical constituents are destroyed by the sun. The leaf cut is then tested again for any pollutants before being shipped. This process complies with GMP standards and has the Indigo Herbs seal of approval.

None known. It is safe for breast feeding mothers to drink.

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5 out of 5by Gayle Gang
24 July 2018
Great tasting for that real rooibos experience.
5 out of 5by Felix
21 June 2018
Very potent works well and to the desirable effectand does what its meant to do.
5 out of 5by Jayne B
20 December 2017
i love this tea and it has good flavour. i was looking a loose rooibos and found a good one.
5 out of 5by Esther Fidlin
3 January 2016
excellent flavour and you get a lot in the bag, will be buying again
5 out of 5by Mrs CHRISTINE SIBBALD
25 August 2015
Super product, will be re-ordering in the future.
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Yogi Tea Inner Harmony - Organic (17 bags). The fast pace of a day can sometimes throw o our inner balance - especially when we have many deadlines ahead of us. Yogi Tea Inner Harmony was combined to help us face the rhythm of the day in a relaxed way. The enjoyment of soothing ingredients such as gentle lemon balm, fragrant lavender blossoms and sweet cinnamon allow us a little break - at any time of the day. The essence of this tea is: 'Live the day in balance'.

Indigo Herbs has selected some of the best dietary supplements, teas & snacks from other leading health brands to complement our own extensive range of nutritionally dense superfoods, wholefoods, herbal powders and loose leaf teas. As well as being of the highest quality we believe these products directly relate to Indigo Herbs mission to offer our customers the best possible range of life enhancing health and nutrition supplements.

Lemon balm, rooibos, liquorice, cinnamon, cocoa shells, basil, peppermint, chamomile flowers, rosemary, black pepper, fennel, lavender flowers
Yogi Tea Organic Bedtime Rooibos Vanilla (17 bags)
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  • Delicious blend of sweet creamy rooibos, gentle chamomile and mellow lemon balm.
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Yogi Tea Bedtime Rooibos Vanilla - Organic (17 bags). Yogi Tea Bedtime Rooibos Vanilla Organic Tea contains a delicious blend of sweet creamy rooibos, gentle chamomile and mellow lemon balm. Rich cocoa shells, sweet vanilla and a hint of nutmeg add a soothing, warm flavour.

Indigo Herbs has selected some of the best dietary supplements, teas & snacks from other leading health brands to complement our own extensive range of nutritionally dense superfoods, wholefoods, herbal powders and loose leaf teas. As well as being of the highest quality we believe these products directly relate to Indigo Herbs mission to offer our customers the best possible range of life enhancing health and nutrition supplements.

Rooibos, chamomile, cocoa shells, liquorice, vanilla extract, cinnamon, cardamom, lemon balm extract, nutmeg, rose petals, ginger, cloves, black pepper - - All Certified Organic
Heath & Heather Organic Rooibos (20 bags)
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  • The South African Rooibos plant, also known as Redbush, is a member of the legume family. This particular shrub produces needle-like leaves which are renowned worldwide. A naturally caffeine-free alternative to tea or coffee with a smooth taste and natural sweetness. Can be enjoyed with or without milk.
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  • Brew Instructions: Add one Heath & Heather teabag to 200ml of freshly boiled water, then simply infuse for 3-5 minutes before consuming.
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Heath & Heather Organic Rooibos (20 bags) The South African Rooibos plant, also known as Redbush, is a member of the legume family. This particular shrub produces needle-like leaves which are renowned worldwide. A naturally caffeine-free alternative to tea or coffee with a smooth taste and natural sweetness. Can be enjoyed with or without milk.

Indigo Herbs has selected some of the best dietary supplements, teas & snacks from other leading health brands to complement our own extensive range of nutritionally dense superfoods, wholefoods, herbal powders and loose leaf teas. As well as being of the highest quality we believe these products directly relate to Indigo Herbs mission to offer our customers the best possible range of life enhancing health and nutrition supplements.

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Yogi Tea Organic Rooibos (17 bags)
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Yogi Tea Rooibos - Organic (17 bags). Sweet, warm and sunny, rooibos tea radiates rich African folklore. The addition of traditional Yogi Tea spices, such as cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, clove and a hint of black pepper brings rooibos's mild, earthy aroma to life, while carob and vanilla round out this sweet, friendly tea. The essence of this tea is: 'Rising from the embrace of Mother Earth'.

Indigo Herbs has selected some of the best dietary supplements, teas & snacks from other leading health brands to complement our own extensive range of nutritionally dense superfoods, wholefoods, herbal powders and loose leaf teas. As well as being of the highest quality we believe these products directly relate to Indigo Herbs mission to offer our customers the best possible range of life enhancing health and nutrition supplements.

Rooibos, cinnamon, ginger, carob, roasted chicory, cardamom, cloves, black pepper, cinnamon oil, ginger oil, cardamom oil, vanilla extract
Heath & Heather Organic Slim Tea (20 bags)
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  • A rich infusion of green yerba mate and rooibos (redbush), enhanced by Amazonian guarana and organic psyllium.
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  • Brew Instructions: Add one Heath & Heather teabag to 200ml of freshly boiled water, then simply infuse for 3-5 minutes before consuming.
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Heath & Heather Organic Slim Tea (20 bags) A rich infusion of green yerba mate and rooibos (redbush), enhanced by Amazonian guarana and organic psyllium.

Indigo Herbs has selected some of the best dietary supplements, teas & snacks from other leading health brands to complement our own extensive range of nutritionally dense superfoods, wholefoods, herbal powders and loose leaf teas. As well as being of the highest quality we believe these products directly relate to Indigo Herbs mission to offer our customers the best possible range of life enhancing health and nutrition supplements.

Organic Rooibos (18%), Organic Green Mate (15%), Organic Lemon Balm, Organic Orange Peel, Organic Spearmint, Organic Blackberry Leaves, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Fennel, Organic Lemongrass, Organic Blond Psyllium (3%), Organic Guarana Seeds.

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