All About - Taste of Rooibos Tea

All About - Taste of Rooibos Tea

Nowadays people are very health conscious and looking for a good beverage to maintain their body. So, many people prefer other health drink rather than tea to relief their stress and they think that it will help them but teas are a traditional drink which helps to boost immune system with their natural ingredients and helps you to maintain your diet. Tea is also a good health drink with source of many antioxidants. There are many varieties like black tea, green tea, white tea, flavoured tea, blended tea, chai, oolong tea and herbal tea. They have their own flavour and aroma.  But we are going to talk about rooibos tea (herbal tea) and how does it tastes


HERBAL TEA- Rooibos tea

As you know, herbal tea has many health benefits and it's a good beverage for health and fitness. So, there are many varieties of herbal tea available across the world with their different flavours and uniqueness or specialty. It’s a good option for tea lovers and health conscious people.

Herbal teas are not made from Camellia sinensis plant unlike black, green, white, yellow, oolong tea, it is made from combination of different herbs, dried fruits, spices and flowers. So, all herbal teas have their own flavor and aroma. So yes, they are 100% organic with no caffeine. 
     
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Rooibos Tea

Rooibos tea is a type of herbal tea and is not related to green or black tea. It is made with the dried leaves of Aspalathus Linearis plant in South Africa and it's also known as Red bush tea or African red tea. There are two kinds of rooibos tea, one is rooibos and the other is green rooibos. The process of making Rooibos tea may vary its colour like it can be red (because of fully oxidized) or green (because of less oxidized) or brownish. It doesn't contain caffeine, so it's a good option for those people who like decaffeinated tea or who are intolerant of caffeine. It’s not a good source of vitamins and minerals aside from copper and fluoride. This caffeine free tea makes it an alternative to other tea types. It has a unique flavour and aroma with lots of antioxidants which gives you many health benefits such as

1.    It helps in improving digestion,
2.    Maintain healthy heart and liver,
3.    Improves bone health,
4.    Helps in aiding kidney disease,
5.    Prevents cancer,
6.    Managing lowering blood pressure,
7.    Reduce inflammation,
8.    It’s rich in flavonoids, and helps in reducing stress, etc.


With no side effects and helps in refreshing your body and your day. You can drink this tea at any time of the day or night. But not drinking regularly, it may show some side effects while drinking regularly. Rooibos tea in sachet are not so good quality


The Taste of Rooibos Tea

Rooibos tea has an aromatic scent of caramel and creamy. With its unique flavour, it becomes more special. Its appearance is dark orange or red. Most of the common rooibos tea has light, earthy, nutty flavour and natural sweetness. Green rooibos tea is unfermented and has lighter tasting than red rooibos. But we are talking about red rooibos tea which has different flavours than green rooibos.

Because of the uniqueness in its flavour, it’s totally different from black tea. The taste of this tea is sort of warming, natural sweetness, malty, smoother texture, soft, multi- flavour and quite satisfying. It gives you refreshment in your body and mind. It has a full- bodied infusion with woody and sweet notes with a creamy finish. If you want to let the rooibos tea longer in water while brewing, it will not cause the tea to taste bitter.



How to make rooibos tea taste better?

Many people do experiments with their tea, so that the tea tastes like their preference. There are many ways to make rooibos tea taste better, If you want to try other flavours in this tea, you can add some milk or sugar or honey or date syrup just like other tea to make it more sweeten which can increase your calorie consumption and you can also brew it quite strong and its tastes good. . Some people add milk with cinnamon in rooibos tea which makes it a little creamy and spicy and you can also mix rooibos tea with dried fruits and spices to add different flavours. You can also make lattes with cold and hot brewing. So, there are many ways you can brew your cup of rooibos tea. One way is if you want to brew this tea in hot and cold water.

Brew in hot water

Put 1.5 teaspoons of loose rooibos tea in 1 cup of hot water for 1 serving.

Brew in cold water

Put 1.5 teaspoons of loose rooibos tea in 1 cup of cold water for 1 serving.

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