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Rooibos and mint, a match made in heaven

For centuries, cultures around the world have embraced the invigorating aroma and refreshing taste of mint. But beyond its delightful flavour, mint boasts a treasure trove of health benefits. When combined with the naturally sweet and antioxidant-rich rooibos tea, this dynamic duo elevates your cup to a wellness powerhouse. Let’s delve into the individual merits…

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Rooibos, the new cool: breaking down the rooibos flavour profile

Tea is widely regarded as one of the most aromatic and appetizing drinks in the world, second only to water in terms of consumption. Strictly speaking, the word ‘tea’ only refers to a beverage that comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant, which is native to Asia. The most common tea varieties are black, green, white,…

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Common Ailments, and How Rooibos Can Help

We all get sick sometimes, from the occasional sniffles to more serious chronic conditions. But what if there was a natural way to boost your body’s defenses? Rooibos tea, a South African herbal infusion, has been gaining popularity for its potential health benefits. Rooibos has been enjoyed for centuries, and recent scientific studies are catching…

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Chai & Rooibos

Our rooibos teas are naturally functional due to the nourishing, enriching ingredient rooibos is on its own. Honouring tea rituals internationally, we found that an equally beneficial ingredient (or rather, ingredients) is chai! What about chai tea is so enriching? Here are five health benefits when incorporating chai spices into a tea: chai spices such…

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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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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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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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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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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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Carmién takes gold and silver at the Mediterranean Taste Awards

There is much to be said about finding a niche market and developing customized products to suit their needs but we are constantly left speechless by the one Rooibos tea blend that keeps on surprising us with its steady successful penetration of a very niche market, breastfeeding moms. More so, as the world is chasing after…

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News from the Farm – 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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New kiddies cold brew tea range

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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Premium Rooibos Teas by Lize Mouton Collection

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

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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10 reasons to make rooibos your favourite cooking partner in the kitchen

By Carmen Niehaus It comes as no surprise that rooibos is seen as a superfood – by now it is well-known for its health benefits due to the abundance of antioxidants. But did you know that rooibos can also be your best companion in the kitchen, as they pair well with almost any type of…

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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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#RooibosRecipe: Blueberry Coconut Cake by Carmen Niehaus

Spoil Mom with lots of love and a lovely cake you specially baked for her and enjoy it with a delicious cup of tea on Mother’s Day.   Our new Passion Peach rooibos tea from our speciality pyramid range is ideal not only for brewing the perfect cup of rooibos tea with wonderful fruity flavours,…

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Ginger, the ultimate immune boosting ingredient

Having grown up on a farm and part of the Carmién family, our first memory at the mention of Ginger is the honey, ginger and lemon rooibos tea mix we had to drink to relieve bouts of flu. A close second to that would be Ginger biscuits (which we disliked when we were small) and…

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The Versatility of Green Rooibos

Rooibos and green rooibos share many health benefits and ongoing research continues to astound us with new findings regarding its health benefits. Green rooibos has a higher polyphenol content than fermented Rooibos and therefore higher antioxidant levels. It is naturally caffeine-free and known to relieve allergies, sleep disorders, digestive problems, headaches and more. Being kilojoule and preservative free it is also ideal…

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The Convenience Factor: Cold Brew and Ready To Drink Rooibos Teas

In our fast paced world where nothing ever comes to a standstill, convenience is rapidly rising with consumers seeking convenience solutions to every aspect of their lives, spurring companies in the food industry value chain to greater innovation in both product and services in order to remain relevant. This is very evident in the beverage…

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Rooibos and Chamomile, a powerful combination

Chamomile is probably one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to mankind. It is a member of the Asteraceae/Compositae family and represented by two common varieties viz. German Chamomile (Chamomilla recutita) and Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile). The dried flowers of the chamomile plant contain many components, namely, flavonoids, terpenoids, and coumarins, contributing to its therapeutic medicinal properties.…

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Rooibos benefits for your pets

Who would have thought that rooibos, generally touted as beneficial for the whole family, includes the furry ones in the family too! Yes, rooibos is as good for your pet as it is for you. This uniquely South African herbal tea, often called red bush tea, is increasingly being used in dog treats, pet food…

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Rooibos as a healthy alternative for children

Herbal infusions or tisanes, like Rooibos, are creating a stir amongst youngsters in the growing demand for healthier beverage alternatives. This is also true for health-conscious parents who, due to the high levels of natural sugar in fruit juices are opting for herbal teas and tisanes. Both parents and manufacturers experimented with fruit juices diluted…

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Our top-selling Rooibos teas

The growing trend towards healthy eating, more fresh produce, natural ingredients and functionality are proving increasingly important to consumers. More home cooking and more conscious food choices were a by-product of the pandemic, especially by younger consumers around the world. Ethically sourced and sustainably produced products are also showing faster growth than those not marketed…

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Key reasons why we should detox

A lot has been said about detox and we get lost in the maze of information out there, so it may be time to just highlight the key reasons why we should detox. Less fad and more fact. Less deprivation more inspiration. A thoughtfully planned detox gets rid of more than just excess weight. It…

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Why you should consider giving up caffeine

Staunch coffee lovers may balk at the idea of even considering giving up on that familiar energy kick that comes with a good cup of coffee. With or without milk, coffee has an increasing and very distinct allure. With that, too, the undeniable sociability of a quick coffee with friends or colleagues goes without equal.…

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Teas for specific purposes

Tea has certainly not lost its soothing, relaxing, ‘feel-like-it-can-solve-any-problem’ qualities, but it has definitely taken on increased purpose towards better health. We no longer just want that relaxing cuppa. It has to work for us (like most things nowadays). Covid 19 made a huge contribution to the shift towards greater health awareness and what your…

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