Organic Quality Auditing at Carmién

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Our team focuses on developing goodness experienced in the quality of our recipe development, flavour profiles, and combination of rooibos-based tea blends in our range. With that being said, our annual audits for organic production took place in March with astounding results. Our Quality Control manager, Ilze Bruwer, stated the following regarding our Organic Audits:…

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What is the hype around rooibos?

Rooibos (aspalathis linearis) is a bushy, herbal plant that grows indigenous to the Cederberg region of the Western Cape, South Africa. Its origin predates societies of tea drinkers by centuries, as its naturally replenishing qualities were discovered by the Khoi-San tribes before recorded historians first took note of its expansive litany of benefits in 1772.…

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Summer Christmas

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By Carmen Niehaus It’s summer time in South Africa and the best way to celebrate Christmas is with a cold summer spread. Lay the table outside on the stoep in shades of natural green and blue on white and prepare nostalgic dishes which recall old memories but add an interesting twist to it. Enjoy a…

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Cookies and Cold Brew

By Carmen Niehaus Playtime makes one thirsty and hungry. Take a sip of your favourite Carmién Kiddies Cold Brew and nibble on a chocolate cluster or oats cookie. Deliciousness to the T and full of goodness that will keep you energized for any of the activities that you have planned. Even better if you invite…

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Let’s Celebrate

By Carmen Niehaus During October, we have plenty to celebrate. Summer is finally here; the rugby world cup is in full swing, and we are still spoilt with plenty of rugby to watch and to cheer for our favourite team. The best way to relax and join the World Cup festivities or to celebrate the…

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Sunshine Tart

By Carmen Niehaus Slowly but surely, we are heading towards the change of season. On the West Coast the flowers are blooming, their faces turned to the sun, ready to welcome spring and to convert the veld into a wonder world bursting with colour. An unforgettable scenery that everybody must experience once in a lifetime.…

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Spicy Lentil and Veggie Soup

By Carmen Niehaus In the foodie and health world, everybody is talking about good gut health nowadays. If you are on a mission to up your gut health, this soup will tick all the boxes. With plenty of veggies, it is full of prebiotic fibre for your good gut flora to feast on. One can…

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#RooibosRecipe: Overnight Tiramisu Oats by Carmen Niehaus

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These overnight oats are ideal to have on hand if you are in a hurry and do not have enough time to prepare breakfast. All the ingredients are thrown together and soaked overnight. Carmién Red Mocha rooibos tea with its real coffee bean nibs adds a wonderful coffee-like flavour to the oats while the Carmién…

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Carmen Niehaus x Carmién Tea Rooibos Cooking Boxes

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Carmen Niehaus’ exciting new Rooibos Tea Cooking Boxes will show you step by step how to make rooibos part of your spice cupboard. Well-known chef and cookbook writer Carmen Niehaus has been a Carmién Tea partner for many years, developing delicious recipes with rooibos. Carmen grew up on a farm and this is where her…

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How to host the ultimate tea pairing experience at home

While many of us are familiar with the basics of wine pairing i.e., white wine goes with fish and red wine with steak, the same cannot be said for tea pairing. Pairing tea with food presents your palate with a new depth of taste brought about by a specific tea, allowing you to experience enhanced…

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Taste the Good Life Cooking Competition

Taste the Good Life is an ongoing joint community project between Carmién Tea, TEEKANNE and the Mouton Foundation. The latest phase of the project is a cooking competition aimed at promoting healthier diet choices amongst our farm communities and getting them excited about cooking healthier meals for themselves and their families. We’ve done this by…

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8 Ways to Use Tea Bags (Besides Brewing Tea)

Besides brewing your favourite cup of tea, the humble tea bag can do so much more for you! Our teas come in so many flavours and styles, giving you endless uses for this versatile pantry staple. Whether you are looking to add extra flavour to your home baking or to create a DIY spa day,…

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News from the farm

Stay updated on the latest news direct from the farm. 2020 was not a great tea yielding year for us, but the tea we did harvest was of very good quality. Over the last few years, we have expanded our tea planting radius into new areas adjacent to Citrusdal but have found that these fields…

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Happiness and Rooibos Tea

Can rooibos tea be key to health and happiness? The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on our lives. It has fundamentally changed the way we live, dress, work and interact with each other. It has also forced us to hit the reset button and question what makes us truly happy. To get a…

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Rooibos health benefits backed by evidence

There has been much debate about the host of benefits claimed to be present in South Africa’s miracle plant, rooibos. According to this research fact sheet by the Cancer Association of South Africa, “Evidence of the health benefits of Rooibos Tea is growing by the day. Health benefits, especially the ones associated with drinking Rooibos…

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New Developments at Carmién Tea

Carmién Tea has established itself as a marketplace leader in innovative, functional rooibos-based teas and speciality products. Our most recent addition to the range is a Rooibos Powder (conventional rooibos powder with collagen and turmeric) and Green Rooibos Powder (green rooibos powder with echinacea, baobab and moringa) that are matcha-like products but less fine. These…

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Five Tips to Stay Healthy This Winter

Stay healthy this winter with these tried-and-true strategies that are still the best way to prevent illness. We have made a list of five simple things you can do this winter to keep yourself and your family happy and healthy. Wash your hands often: practising good hand hygiene is not new to anyone, but as…

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Sustainability at Carmién Tea

At Carmién Tea, we are focused on following good farming and processing practices, and keep sustainability top of mind in everything we do. You’ll notice four seals on every pack of tea you purchase. These Goodness seals indicate our promise and commitment to our workers, our customers and our environment. Flavour Goodness: we ensure a…

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What’s new at the Carmién Tea Shop

Have you been to the Carmién Tea Shop at De Tol Farm Deli? Located on a historic piece of land along the Piekenierskloof Pass, is a white building filled with many stories. Stories of Pikemen, toll fees and a nurse with her first aid cabinet. The building acted as a supply station and pitstop to…

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Flavoured Rooibos Teas for the Family

Spend some quality time over a delicious pot of flavoured rooibos tea. The Easter holidays are approaching and that means quality time with family and friends. This year is a little different from last year, as we can make plans and have get-togethers with our nearest and dearest again. In celebration, we have put together…

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Carmién Rooibos Health Powders

Our brand new, innovative rooibos powders are the perfect daily dose of immune-boosting superfoods to add to your favourite drinks or snacks. Our latest development comes in the form of an instant powder that can be added to shakes, smoothies and cereals, and can also be used when cooking or baking. The benefits of using…

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Valentine’s Day Ideas

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, and we have got some ideas to make it extra special! Whether it is your significant other, your mom or your best friend, spoil the people you love with a great gift or an unforgettable experience. Thoughtful Gifts Treat them to one of our curated gift boxes, including the…

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Carmien Kiddies Rooibos Teas

Carmien Kiddies rooibos tea is nature’s perfect health drink for kiddies and babies. Rooibos is known to replace essential minerals and alleviate allergies. It’s naturally anti-spasmodic, relieves colic and stomach cramps in babies, is soothing and relaxing on the nervous system and therefore excellent for hyperactive children. Organic Rooibos Our Kiddies Organic Rooibos is organically…

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Teatox for the new year

Join our Carmién Teatox to start your year on a healthy note. A teatox is the ideal natural way to help your body back to optimal health. Apart from just using rooibos we have two specially formulated detox combinations in our Energise and Cleanse teas recommended for your Teatox. Every now and then we overindulge…

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Holiday experiences & happy hours

Experience the goodness of rooibos this holiday This year has been chaotic enough, it’s time to embrace the Summer sunshine and create some memories with family and friends. Here are a few ways that you can experience rooibos this holiday. Plan a day trip to our Carmién Tea Shop at De Tol Farm Deli to…

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New developments & products

Our clients are constantly looking for healthier and more convenient ice tea options. The idea to develop a ready-to-drink ice tea came about, with fresh hot brewed rooibos and reduced sugar as the product base. This gives us the advantage over other ice teas in the market that are loaded with sugars and only a…

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News from the farm

Rooted in the fertile South African soil, Carmién Tea operates according to current ethical values with full traceability and a direct link to the farm, our eco goodness promise. Through good agricultural practices, we create a sustainable model that conserves the vitality and diversity of the Earth. With this year’s good and even late winter…

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Carmién Rooibos Distilled Gin

Experience rooibos gin in a brand new, delicious way. Carmién joins the cocktail culture with a superior, small-batch South African rooibos gin. Our popular Floral Berry & Citrus Chai rooibos pyramid tea blends have been perfectly distilled into a light gin with beautifully aromatic notes and flavours. All set to become your favourite cocktail on…

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