Rooibos

Rooibos is naturally caffeine-free and has less than half the tannin of ordinary tea. Rooibos is rich in antioxidants the substances that combat free radicals in the body. Rooibos tea is a naturally uncaffeinated tea made from the Rooibos shrub which grows only on the North Western Cape of South Africa. Rooibos plants grow exclusively in the Cedarberg region of South Africa where there is very little rainfall. The soil is sandy very acidic and contains virtually no nitrogen - an essential element for plants. Yet the rooibos plant thrives here and has resisted attempts to grow it in other regions of the world. Rooibos is naturally caffeine-free and has less than half the tannin of ordinary tea. Rooibos is rich in antioxidants the substances that combat free radicals in the body. They are anti-spasmodic anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic. Health problems that can be helped by drinking rooibos tea include headaches colic asthma hay fever and insomnia.