This sweet, floral tea is the perfect way to wake up your taste buds! Naturally sweet-tasting South African Cederberg Rooibos tea is given an aromatic addition of chamomile and calendula petals. Like taking a walk through a spring garden, this tea is delicious hot on cool evenings, or enjoy it iced for those hot afternoons. Chamomile and calendula have long been used on their own as herbal tisanes, but we feel they're best used as an accent, as they are here to add a bright note to this lovely tea. Chamomile brews a beautiful, golden cup with a delicate, classic apple flavor and fragrance. It is a soothing drink that is pleasing any time but is especially relaxing in the evening. Calendula, also called Marygold, the calendula has a bright orange or yellow flower, and grows abundantly in Mediterranean countries. They have been used for centuries in Roman Catholic events as a way to honor the Virgin Mary, but are also used as common flavoring in tea. Holistically, calendula tea is thought to have a number of health benefits as an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agent.
Rooibos is a premium, herbal tea native to South Africa. Rich in antioxidants, minerals, and nutrients. Naturally delicious served hot or iced and caffeine free. The rooibos bush (pron: 'roy-bus') grows only in the Cederberg Mountain range of South Africa. It was first noted by botanist Carl Humberg in 1772. A century later, Benjamin Ginsberg, a Russian immigrant, realized its marketing potential, and in 1904 began offering it as an herbal substitute to tea. The difficulty of shipping tea during World War II boosted demand for Rooibos, which began to be referred to as 'Red Bush Tea', or simply 'Red Tea.' In Japan, Rooibos is believed to aid longevity, and is known as Long Life Tea. The antioxidants in Rooibos, as well as its mineral content, have a significantly beneficial effect on general health. Drinking Rooibos daily may help fight the free radicals that contribute to chronic diseases such as arteriosclerosis, arthritis, heart disease and cancer.