What’s the ‘tea’ differences? Tisanes & Tea


The talk about tea is now hotter than the cuppa you’ve brewed itself. As a fast-moving essential product, tea-drinkers around the globe have countless ways about their tea rituals. Many of whom find rooibos a foreign concept with a common question which we hope to answer: what exactly is the difference between black, green, and…

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Rooibos Flavour Profile


It’s the time of year where we undergo our favourite activity, which is rooibos harvesting. Now, a crucial synergy between temperature, the elements, and time play a role in the harvest’s yield. We look forward to see combination of hand-picked and machine-supported cutting, fermentation, and oxidization of rooibos. This to many, seems like repetitive chores…

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News from the Farm: January 2024

rooibos harvest

Our News From The Farm this month is one that excites us to the core – our rooibos harvest is finally upon us! According to our farm personnel, our harvest this year is beautiful, yet the yield is slightly less, because of dry conditions and no rain from after the spot rain and floods in…

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Back To School Essentials: Rooibos & Kiddies

For kiddies and parents alike, our rooibos tea range targeted at your young ones is soon going to be a staple for your pantry. Not only for hot tea time, but chilled in a water bottle or over ice! The benefits found in rooibos as a nutritional form of hydration extends beyond just flavour and…

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New year, new gut!


The innovation that is our Gut rooibos is one that is akin to scientific breakthrough. With countless developments and studies conducting concluding that one’s gut microbiome’s state of health not only contributes to overall wellness or functionality; one’s gut health is now crucial for one’s mental health. With rooibos acting as a naturally caffeine-free and…

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Carmién Recap: 2023


When reflecting on the activities of 2023, we cannot help but revert to the trends that we noticed during the course of the year. Trends related to the food and beverage industry, within the economy, on social media, as well as within the tendency of growth within new developments. Noteworthy trends throughout this year are…

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6th AVPA Awards Nomination & Win for Carmién


The closer the year comes to ending, in true festive spirit it seems that we keep unleashing surprises – one of the most recent being our exceptional prodigy of accolade AVPA awards for three of our rooibos teas! The prestigious Agency for Valorization of Agricultural Products stated that three of our innovative rooibos blends received…

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Seasons greetings from Mientjie Mouton


Our festive greetings to all – especially those that love the red theme of Christmas and follow it through drinking the delights of rooibos! As the responsibilities of the year as well countless workers enter their much-anticipated vacations, we are faced with an undeniably exciting fact that all can share enthusiasm for – the end…

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A Skincare Routine You Can Drink


Rooibos Anti-Ageing As many rooibos (alternatively, redbush) drinkers know, this tea delivers countless health benefits through consumption that assist with overall wellness. Extra nourishment through naturally occurring minerals, proficient hydration with gentle caramel taste; best of all, the component that ages us all is not present in rooibos – caffeine. With these components combined, scientists…

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Rooibos processing and packaging


The first growth of rooibos starts sprouting between the worked farmlands after the final of our various cuts, are processed. An exceptionally busy time on our farm allows for another consistent year of high-quality, delicious rooibos. Our next expected harvest is anticipated to be an incredibly vibrant, red haul due to the weather conditions from…

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For the well-being of one’s Brain

The innovation that is our Brain tea not only utilizes flavorful ingredients that are functional, but has the research to moot. Our quality control team worked intently to ensure that our sourcing of a functional tea that assists not only the brain, but the overall wellness of individuals that suffer from chronic burn-out. Our team…

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Tea Trends on TikTok


“Let’s go for a coffee,” – potentially the most dreadful statement that tea-producing companies have heard used most frequently in this world. The typically business-casual statement for any meeting seems to precede the aforementioned phrase that challenges tea producers internationally. Luckily, it seems the tides are changing in the benefit for tea companies such as…

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Pantone Colour Trends for SS24: Rooibos Tea


In the early days of September, Pantone announced the New York Fashion Week’s most-anticipated SS24 colours. With a surprise that had South Africans giggling internationally at the familiar term, the number 1 colour to look out for has been said to be ‘Rooibos’. To remain true to the description, the ‘Rooibos Red’ Pantone has been…

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Global Beverage Trends


According to Finlays, the notion most felt in recent Global Beverage Trends is that consumers “treat themselves, coupled with concern for their health, and that of the planet, is driving the trend toward conscious consumerism,” (Finlays, 2023). With this in mind, household product producers have been seeing a gradual increase in necessity shopping. For us…

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News from the Farm – September 2023

September 2023

The Western Cape is experiencing its most unusual September in history and continuing rain and flooding has impacted most farming communities. Repairs are hardly completed when we are hit by another drench of rain. Newly planted Rooibos seedlings thrive on regular nourishing rain and hot, sunny days – which has been rather scarce – so…

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Braai Day


CELEBRATING OUR HERITAGE Braaivleis, rugby, sonneskyn and a lekker Rover Defender. Way back this popular ad was a hit and so spot on, as it still is today, even more so now during the 2023 World Rugby Cup in France. Our blood is green and we support the Bokke all the way. This month we…

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New kiddies cold brew tea range

Kiddies Cold Brew

Kiddies alert! Our newly launched Carmién Kiddies Cold Brew tea range follows hot on the heels of our existing range of cold brew teas, a trend that has become a firm favourite among our Rooibos tea lovers in sunny South Africa. Cold Brew teas were specially developed to be used in cold water. Using cold…

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August News from The Farm


While flood repairs are coming the end, weather patterns in the Western Cape remain unsettled, almost as if winter and summer are in disagreement, constantly fighting for control which has made it a difficult planting season. Although there has been so much rain, it is actually a dry season. The heavy downpours drain away quickly…

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Premium Rooibos Teas by Lize Mouton Collection

Premium Rooibos

LMC founder, Lize du Preez, nee` Mouton, is the inspiration behind this young growing brand, conceived in 2018. The beautifully packaged LMC Rooibos Tea Collection celebrates her South African roots, her love for tea, and a long family heritage of Rooibos farming.  LMC speaks directly to the consumer who prefers a touch of luxury, trendy…

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Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week

Breastfeeding Week

The annual World Breastfeeding Week once again emphasized the critical need for improved workplace-related breastfeeding support and actions that can be taken to help ensure breastfeeding works for all women who work, wherever they work. More than half a billion working women are not given essential maternity protections in national laws; Just 20% of countries…

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Rooibos MTB by Carmién

Rooibos MTB

Bright red banners led the way as the Rooibos MTB by Carmién event kicked off its maiden race on a super cold morning up on the Piekenierskloof Mountain Pass. The brave, the fearless, the inquisitive, the dedicated workers and organisers, and spectators were there, huddled in tents or around open drum fires sipping the now…

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News from the Farm

NEWS FROM THE FARM The excessive June rains that have left the village of Citrusdal stranded without access for days, have caused several challenges in the management of our Rooibos schedules for this time of the year; not only in the planting of seedlings for the new season, as they would have been washed away…

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Carmién Tea product expansion in the USA


The Carmién Tea footprint in the USA is growing steadily and serving our vision to see our brand on retail shelves throughout the US. It is always encouraging to find that our product ranges and future developments are in alignment with market trends. A recent visit has led to new retailer opportunities, deeper future product…

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News from the Farm: June 2023


A freezing cold winter has hit the Western Cape with a vengeance and power outages and flooding remain the order of the day. Citrusdal, often cited as the gateway to the Rooibos region, seemed central to the floods of heaven with the road that leads into the village being swept away and the bridge left…

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Rooibos options from Carmién Tea


Since the deregulation of the Rooibos industry in 1993, Carmién Tea has established itself as producer and supplier of quality packaged Rooibos tea retail products in South Africa, one of the largest bulk tea exporters, and private label packer to many countries around the globe. We are particularly known for our superior quality, freshness and…

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News from the Farm

Updates from the farm The skies over our valley are shrouded in a chilly, dense winter fog most mornings. Not only are we feeling the cold but the seedlings in the nursery as well. The cold weather leads to slower growth so our estimated planting out of the new seedlings may even take place later…

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