Do you know the benefits of #rooibostea? 📸 @kamilekave Via Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT
Rooibos (pronounced ROY-boss) tea is a red herbal tea that comes from the fermented leaves of the Aspalathus linearis shrub, a plant native to South Africa.
Many people enjoy it as an alternative to green or black tea. Unfermented green rooibos tea is also available.
Rooibos tea has a sweet, delicate, and earthy flavor. It contains several antioxidants, which may help explain some of the tea's health benefits.
Research into the effects of rooibos tea is limited. However, based on existing studies, the health benefits may include:
2. Low in tannins
Red rooibos tea contains very low levels of tannins. Tannins are naturally occurring compounds present in many plant foods, including black tea, green tea, and red wine.
3. Rich in antioxidants