Botanical Name: Aspalathus linearis
- English: Rooibos tea, Red bush, Rooibosh, Green Roobos
- Also, known as: Rooibos tee, Bossie tee, Green bush Tea
Origin: South Africa
Parts Used: Leaves
Green rooibos, also known as unfermented rooibos, is a tea that is made from the leaves of the rooibos plant (Aspalathus linearis) that have not been fermented. Unlike traditional rooibos, which undergoes a fermentation process that changes the color and flavor of the leaves, green rooibos leaves are dried immediately after being harvested and are not fermented, giving them a lighter color and a slightly different flavor profile.
Here are some key facts about green rooibos:
Health benefits: Like traditional rooibos, green rooibos is high in antioxidants and is believed to have numerous health benefits, including supporting the immune system, reducing inflammation, and improving heart health.
Flavor: Green rooibos has a slightly grassy, herbaceous flavor that is milder and sweeter than traditional rooibos. It is also naturally caffeine-free.
Preparation: Green rooibos can be prepared like traditional rooibos, either by steeping the leaves in hot water or by boiling them on the stove. It can be enjoyed hot or cold and is often served with honey or lemon.
Availability: Green rooibos is not as widely available as traditional rooibos, but it can be found at specialty tea shops and online retailers.
Overall, green rooibos is a healthy and delicious tea that is worth trying if you are a fan of rooibos or other herbal teas.
How to use:
The basic method for dried herbs and flower is, take 2-3 tablespoons of dried herb in a cup or teapot. Pour hot water over it and cover it with lid for 10-30 minutes. Hot water is needed to draw out the antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins, flavonoids, and volatile oils from the botanicals. Strain and squeeze out as much as liquid as possible and enjoy!
- You can sweeten your herbal tea with a bit of honey, natural fruit juice, stevia leaves powder and or licorice root powder.
- You can make ice cubes or pops by freezing tea in ice trays or pop molds.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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