Herbal Masala Rooibos Chai Loose Leaf Tea blend Made With Rooibos as Base Rooibos, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Black + White pepper, Clove, Nutmeg.
INFUSION: Red with copper and yellow highlights.
CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Mouth enlightening Malabar spices combine with sweet rooibos to create a herbal treat.
Rooibos is well known to be one of the most relaxing hot beverages one can brew. The needle shaped leaves of the Rooibos bush, (Latin: Aspalathus linearis) produce a caffeine free drink that is noted by nutritionists and health consultants the world over for its soothing character. Masala chai, with its base mixture of ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, clove, and black pepper, is generally considered to be one of the more overtly spicy examples of all blends.
Interestingly the mixture of these two distinct characters gives this chai a lovely sense of balance. Think ying and yang, night and day
Spices, used in Masala Chai such as Ginger root, Cinnamon and Cardamon is well known for it antiviral and anti-microbal properties. Masala Chai is the healthiest drink used in India for centuries for it healing properties.
Healing Benefits of Rooibos Loose Leaf Tea
In addition to its high level of polyphenolic antioxidants, another reason that rooibos has become a popular health beverage is that it is a mild-tasting tea that is totally caffeine-free. This gives it a distinct advantage over regular green and black tea made from Camellia sinensis. Furthermore, it also possesses a low level of tannins, and hence it lacks the bitter astringent taste experienced with many other teas such as those made from Camellia sinensis.
The low tannin content of rooibos is an advantage for persons with digestive problems who have difficulty with tannin-rich beverages. Tannins bind iron and therefore reduce the absorption of non-heme iron. This can be significant for those with marginal iron intake.
Decrease insomnia. Since there is no caffeine in rooibos tea, drinkers can enjoy a cup before bed or throughout the day to help relax them. It has a relaxing affect on the nervous system, allowing you to be more calm and rested.
Weight loss. Many people drink rooibos tea throughout the day to help suppress their appetite.
Stronger bones and teeth: With high levels of manganese and calcium, rooibos tea provides bone health and teeth strong.
Healthy skin/ reduce acne! Rooibos also contains alpha hydroxyl acid! As you know, this is an important agent found in many expensive skin products over the counter that promotes healthy skin. Studies show that people who apply it directly to the skin twice a day will minimize acne.
Improve immune system: With the combination of antioxidants and minerals, drinking this tea daily will strengthen your immune system, while fighting off colds and illnesses
Polyphenols: Rooibos contains polyphenols that has anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-mutagenic qualities.
- TIP: The longer you brew the loose tea leaves (at least 10 minutes), the more antioxidants are released. Rooibos tea does not have that bitter tea flavor like other teas. It tastes more pleasant