rooibos

5 New Ways to Serve Rooibos

Rooibos has long been enjoyed in South Africa, and now Americans and Europeans are appreciating the brew in various formats. Here are five creative ways to serve rooibos. Rooibos Espresso and Lattes In March, Starbucks Europe launched two Rooibos Lattes: the Starbucks Rooibos Latte and the Red Apple Rooibos Latte, which quickly garnered high...

Budding Products: RTD Cascara, Chai and Rooibos

Peloton Launches RTD Cascara Tea West Chester, Pennsylvania-based coffee company Peloton formulated a new line of four ready-to-drink cascara teas. Cascara is the Spanish word for “husk” and is the name used for the dried skins that encompass coffee beans. It is full of antioxidants gleaned from chlorogenic acid, while containing less caffeine than...

Rooibos Tea for Kids Provides a Healthy Alternative

Bossi, a Rooibos Tea Co., produces tea for children, an often overlooked demographic in the tea industry. Bossi’s rooibos-based line of teas is packaged in small drink boxes that are perfect for children’s lunchboxes and provide a healthy alternative to the sugary beverages that are often marketed to children. Bossi was founded by Celia...

Rooibos Extracts Credited with Undoing Skin Damage

Rooibos can undo some of the damage caused by the sun’s harmful ultra-violet rays, according to a report released by the South African Rooibos Council. Once the skin has been exposed to the sun’s rays, rooibos extracts have the ability to remove precancerous damaged cells and to block the onset of inflammation, said Professor...

Scientists Tout Rooibos as Effective Anti-Aging Remedy

Long known as an effective antioxidant, rooibos is now getting attention for its anti-aging properties. Scientists at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, have discovered that the local “wonder herb” is effective in protecting against the degeneration of preadipocytes, the predominant cells found in fat tissue, and therefore could reverse the...

Rooibos Shortage Raises Prices

Rooibos is enjoying a surge in popularity globally, but as stocks dwindle following a long drought, supplies have tightened, leading to record prices. In its native South Africa, the caffeine-free herbal is found in restaurants, convenience and grocery outlets and vending machines. Half of the 14,000 metric tons of rooibos produced each year is...

Red Espresso to Sell Capsules in Europe

Many tea companies are looking to capitalize on the coffee capsule craze. Red Espresso, a company that has been seeking to make rooibos a coffee equivalent, seems a natural fit. Rooibos is made from Aspalathusa linearis, a legume native to the Cederberg region of South Africa. It has long been steeped into a popular...