Rooibos Tea & The Wonders of Aspalathin

The scene is South Africa, about 200 miles north of Cape Town. Here stands the breathtaking mountain range called Cederberg, along with its most famous export: a diminutive shrub called Rooibos.

When this plant is harvested, its leaves are bruised, dried, minced, and steeped to make a smooth, refreshing beverage of a vibrant red color (“rooibos” is Afrikaans for “red bush”) that’s loaded with vitamins. Rooibos is unique in that it contains a signature antioxidant called aspalathin.

Aspalathin has been linked to a decrease in blood sugar in patients, and it has also been known to have antioxidant and antimutagenic properties. The Green Teahouse carries a wide range of flavored Rooibos tea, from our tasty Ginger Lime to the succulent Tiramisu Chocolate. Get yours today!

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