The word “rooibos” translates as “red bush” from African languages. Rooibos is grown in the region of Western Cape province of South Africa. As with black and green tea, rooibos can undergo oxidation, or not. So, the fermented rooibos is usually reddish-brown in colour, and unoxidised rooibos is green, thus it is often referred to as “the green rooibos”. However, most rooibos leaves are actually fermented, hence the name meaning “red bush”. Rooibos is actually an infusion rather than a tea, as it does not contain any caffeine, and has low tannin levels. On the other hand, rooibos is extremely beneficial to your health because it contains a lot of vitamin C, in addition to antioxidants such as polyphenols. Fermented rooibos tea has a reddish liquor and a rich taste. It can be enjoyed with or without milk.
Bedford Tea offers you a good choice of Rooibos teas, most of them fermented. We can offer you natural Loose Leaf Rooibos tea, both in its original version and Organic Rooibos Tea, containing solely organic ingredients.
In addition, we have other variations of Rooibos tea.
Just imagine indulging yourself with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream on a sunny day! What a treat! and why not bring this pleasurable feeling into your teacup, all but the calories from the ice-cream, of course? Our beautifully aromatic Vanilla Rooibos tea with a generous portion of vanilla pieces will offer you delicious sweetness and fragrance ! This tea is wonderful with scones or any other sweet treats! Therefore, it would be an excellent choice for afternoon tea!
We have created this aromatic blend of rooibos, that contains the sweetness of chocolate, as well as the Scottish cream flavouring. Therefore, if you would like to recreate the taste of this famous liquor without getting drunk, why not try our Chocolate Rooibos Tea? The sweetness and richness of its flavour will definitely remind you of the classic Scottish Cream. Enjoy its liqueur (or liquor, if you like) in your teacup!
It is widely known that there are few things more pleasurable than a nice cup of tea accompanied by a chocolate mint thin. So, we couldn’t help combining our finest rooibos tea with a generous helping of peppermint and pieces of chocolate! And what do we have as a result of this combination? Exactly! Our very own Chocolate Mint Rooibos tea! Enjoy this full-bodied and aromatic rooibos with a fresh touch of peppermint and a rich flavour chocolate that is truly indulgent!
What would you say if you were offered a caramel ice-cream, for example? Well, it sounds good, but it’s slightly fattening, isn’t it? We can definitely offer you something that will recreate the taste of a caramel treat, but without any of its calories, and it would definitely be our Caramel Rooibos Tea! This aromatic rooibos tea doesn’t contain any caffeine, so it can be enjoyed at any time of the day. In addition to its sweet aroma and delicious taste it has all the health benefits of rooibos, including vitamin C and antioxidants. Enjoy our Caramel Rooibos Tea!
Green Rooibos is a much rarer type of rooibos compared to the traditional “red” rooibos. This variation of rooibos is to its red peer what green tea is to black tea, in the sense that Green Rooibos is an unoxidised version of this blend. Therefore, because it is more rare than the traditional red one, it has a reputation for being more sophisticated and distinguished. This is especially true in our case because our Organic Green Rooibos tea contains solely organic ingredients and, therefore, is extremely beneficial to your health. Rooibos contains a lot of vitamin C in addition to antioxidants such as polyphenols. Green Rooibos has a green liquor and a delicate, slightly grassy aroma.
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