Generations of South Africans have been enjoying the natural sweet and revitalising taste of Rooibos since its discovery by botanists in 1772. Little did they realise the powerful and natural healing properties of this rare and unique plant from the cold, windy, south-western tip of Africa.
In the 1980’s Japanese and American scientists found a powerful and stable antioxidant called super-oxide dismutase in Rooibos tea.
In 1995 Infruitec, a South African research company, as well as Dr Charlene Marais of the University of the Free State, found and verified that Rooibos tea did indeed have the following properties :
- Antioxidant; and
- No caffeine and very low tannin from pure Rooibos leaves.
Rooibos tea is enjoying increasing popularity around the world.
Nutrition from Mother Nature
Because Rooibos tea is low in tannin, it won’t deplete baby’s natural iron reserves during pregnancy or feeding while the protein absorption and metabolism remain undisturbed. It also contains calcium to ensure normal development of teeth, bones and the nervous system, as well as magnesium and zinc for healthy skin and hair.
Because Annique’s Rooibos tea has a naturally sweet taste there is no need to add sugar or honey to baby bottles.
Parents love it too.
Annique only sells Super Export Grade Rooibos tea which contains at least 80% Rooibos leaves. Some of the Rooibos tea found on Supermarket shelves contain less than 20% leaves.
This is critical since the active ingredients in Rooibos are essentially found in the leaves, not the sticks!
Stretching from the shores of Africa to the hustle and bustle of Hollywood, Rooibos is as famous as some of the celebrities drinking it. It was served at the wedding of celebrity couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
So we are in really good company.