Rooibos Long Cut Organic
Great alternative for those looking to move away from caffeinated tea or coffee.
High in antioxidants known for mitigating oxidative stress, can help protect the body against illness and disease. In some cases, antioxidants can even contribute to preventing certain cancers and neurodegenerative conditions.
Still ongoing studies are showing that rooibos may have beneficial properties for people at risk of cardiovascular disease. Drinking rooibos tea is a simple way to give your heart a little boost.
How to prepare:
quantity: 15 - 20 g/l (approx. 4.5g per cup)
temperature: 100 C
brewing time: 7 to 10 minutes
Multiple infusion: could hold 2
Food pairing: Pairs well with blue cheese and chicken. Lightly salted snack items also balance beautifully with rooibos tea.
Ingredients: Rooibos natural long cut.
ROOIBOS AND ITS BENEFITS FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS
Is it safe to give Rooibos tea to a baby? The answer is without a doubt, yes, from the age of 6 months old! Rooibos tea has many health properties and is a completely caffeine free herbal tea without any side-effects I feel confident to give it to my own children as a healthy alternative to water
It is safe for babies and older children. Do not add any sugar or milk as a baby’s sensitive gut cannot tolerate it. Your baby will soon love the natural sweet taste of Rooibos or flavoured rooibos teas.
From weaning time (around 6 months) you can feel free to give rooibos without milk and sugar as a drink between milk feeds. A tip of a teaspoon of xylitol (low glycemic index and completely natural) or a small amount of apple juice can be added from around to sweeten it slightly. This is however not necessary as your baby will drink what he/she is introduced to, so keep the sugar away if possible.
For toddlers and older children, homemade ice tea or ice lollies is a healthy alternative to fruit juices. Make a milky rooibos and sweeten with xylitol or add a small amount of juice or fresh fruit like strawberries or lemon and xylitol to make your own ice tea.
BASIC ROOIBOS ICE TEA RECIPE
Make 1liter of Rooibos tea
Leave in fridge overnight
Remove tea leaves the next morning
Sweeten or flavour your Rooibos ice tea with honey, sugar or your favorite fruit juice
Add fresh fruit such as berries, oranges or lemon
Warning: Please note that honey should not be given to babies under 1 year of age.