FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Rooibos Tea Facts & Benefits:
Q: Does Rooibos tea contain caffeine?
A: Rooibos tea is naturally caffeine-free because the plant itself contains no caffeine.
Q: I know that Rooibos tea is high in antioxidants, but how does it compare to Green Rooibos tea?
A: Green Rooibos are found to be higher in antioxidants, as some of the antioxidants in Rooibos tea are lost during the fermentation process.
Q: What are the most popular benefits of Rooibos and Green Rooibos?
- High in antioxidants which are anti-aging and beneficial to the immune system – green rooibos is even higher
- Kilojoule free, contains no sugar or carbohydrates
- Low in tannins
- Preservative free
- Anti-spasmodic, alleviates colic and stomach cramps in babies
- Alleviates allergies like asthma and hay fever
- Soothing effect on skin, relieving itching and certain skin irritation s like eczema, nappy rash, and acne
- Helps relive sunburn when applies to the skin and prevents long terms permanent skin damages
- Cancer-fighting properties
- Assist in a good night’s rest
- Helps maintain blood sugar levels (especially green rooibos) and aids in preventing diabetes 2
Q: What is the difference between green rooibos and regular green tea?
A: Normal green tea contains caffeine, whereas green rooibos naturally contains no caffeine and has similar anti-oxidant levels to normal green tea.
Q: I am looking for a tea that lowers blood pressure?
A: Our Focus tea contains Cinnamon and Ginger which are ideal for blood pressure related concerns. We do suggest speaking to your GP if you have any concerns about drinking teas or herbal infusions.
Q: I am looking for a cleansing/detoxifying tea?
A: Our Cleanse tea is the perfect tea for cleansing and detoxifying.
Q: I struggle with constipation, which teas would you recommend?
A: Our Teatox Combo is a great start. The Energise tea has Hoodia in the blend which curbs appetite, and the Cleanse tea contains Senna which is a mild laxative. Your body will determine how many cups you need to get your system going. Start with a cup or two in the evening and increase as required. Also try our Rescue, a blend of Rooibos and Buchu.
Q: I get bad morning sickness, which tea can you suggest?
A: Try our Mamma Tea Morning, as it is specially formulated to ease your morning sickness. Note: only consume this during your first trimester.
Q: Which tea is recommended to consume before birth?
A: Mamma Tea Woman’s Support assists in preparing your body for labor when pregnant. Formulated to support the female reproductive system. It also eases painful menstrual cramps, stress, and mood fluctuations. Note: we recommend that you only consume this during your third trimester, not earlier.
Q: Is Rooibos Tea safe to drink during your pregnancy?
A: While Rooibos is generally thought of as a good alternative to caffeinated teas during pregnancy, we do suggest speaking to your GP or midwife if you have any concerns about drinking teas or herbal infusions during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Q: I struggle with milk production after the birth of my baby, what can I drink to assist?
A: Try our Mamma Tea Nursing specially formulated with fenugreek, fennel, and aniseed to increase milk production in breastfeeding mothers. Fennel is also antiseptic and helps with digestion.
Q: Does your teabags contain plastic?
A: Standard pillow teabag – Non-plastic filter paper (Fibre+). Pyramid teabags – non-plastic PLA (polylactic acid) comprised from plant materials. OR Bioweb – non-plastic filter paper (as seen with our new Cold Brew range). Our teabags are only industrially compostable and biodegradable.
Q: Why can’t you prepare the Cold Brew teas using hot water?
A: We used flavour granules specially developed for cold water application, ensuring that extra pop of flavour