Organic Cinnamon Rooibos
This Fair Trade Certified organic loose leaf herbal tea combines organic rooibos leaves (pronounced ROY-bus) with spicy cinnamon and clove. The sweet, almost fruity, rooibos offers a perfect backdrop for the zesty warmth of cinnamon and clove. Rooibos is an herb native to the beautiful Cederberg region of South Africa. This organic African tea contains no caffeine.
Ingredients: organic South African rooibos, organic cinnamon chips, organic clove, and natural cinnamon and clove flavor
What are Flavored Teas?
Our delicious flavored teas use the same top-quality organic tea that we offer in our unflavored varieties, but are blended with pieces of real fruit, spices, flowers, and 100% natural flavors. When blending our teas, our goal is to create a cup that balances the taste of the tea with the flavors of the additional ingredients so that neither one overpowers. All of the natural flavors we use are either extracts taken directly from the botanical ingredient, or extracted using 100% GMO-free grain alcohol as a solvent. You can rest assured that none of the flavors used in our blends are synthetically or artificially derived, and do not use artificial preservatives.
At Arbor Teas, we believe tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. We’re happy to make recommendations to get you started, but don’t hesitate to experiment! When brewing your tea, your main considerations are tea quantity, water temperature, and steeping time. We recommend herbal and rooibos teas to be steeped for 5 to 7 minutes in water heated to a full rolling boil. For the best flavor, use fresh water whenever possible, and avoid overboiling. If you want a stronger brew, just use more tea. And don’t forget to re-steep your tea leaves to get the most out of your leaf!
"I like drinking this before meals, cinnamon is a great appetite suppressant and it's warm and soothing."
"Mmmm! If you like spicy, warm tea, this is the one for you! And, you can drink it at night because it's naturally caffeine-free!"
"A great caffeine-free option. Reminds me of the red hot candy I enjoyed as a child!"
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Rooibos (aka “red tea”) boasts an array of beneficial health properties. Like true tea, rooibos has a high concentration of antioxidants, and is the only known source of aspalathin, a particularly potent antioxidant. Green rooibos tends to have even higher levels of antioxidants than red rooibos, but both have enough to measurably raise the levels of antioxidants in the blood. Rooibos is also rich in flavonoids; compounds likely to have anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, anticarcinogenic and antimicrobial benefits. Lastly, rooibos is low in tannins, making it less bitter than true tea.
For more information about the health benefits of Rooibos, and for direct sources of the above information, check out our Rooibos Health Benefits page!