Rooibos: the Little Leaf that Could

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Pronounced “roy-bus,” this tiny red leaf from South Africa is packed full of minerals and all manner of other good stuff. It also has a long list of ailments it helps treat. The bonus is, it tastes good and is caffeine free!

Rooibos contains high levels of the minerals iron, magnesium, manganese, calcium, potassium, copper, and zinc. It also has plenty of antioxidants and polyphenols. We love drinking it when digestive upset occurs because it pretty instantly soothes the whole tract no matter the cause of upset. Rooibos is also very hydrating, so it can help relieve headaches and is great for your skin.

While not a true tea, like black or green teas, these brews are gaining in popularity quickly. You can identify them quickly by their small red leaf. The leaf can also be green in color, that’s the un-oxidized version, but these are harder to find as creating them is a more difficult process.

You can check out our full selection of teas here.

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About Kelly Zajac

Kelly is passionate about tea, natural healing, whole, real foods, and teaching people to be their own guru. She owns and operates Tudor House Tea & Spice, a tea and spice retail store, and works with people one-on-one and in small groups to help them find their own personal solutions to their problems.

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