A hint of vanilla, a touch of spice and some glorious Rooibos

It is that time of the year when the deep grey clouds roll in from the Arabian Sea, laden with rain and dense with vapour. Gone are the blue skies of summer and the serenity of calm days. Suddenly, the air is full of turbulence and powerful winds, and it is time to soothe the nerves with a cup of warm tea. Instead of opting for your regular cuppa, why not try the super-beverage in town, the RoobiosVanilla Spice.

Love the idea of a tea that can knock off your extra calories, packs a cartload of anti-oxidants and brings a host of health benefits with it? Read more about this amazing beverage in this compilation of the fascinating ingredients of this unique tea.

Rooibos is a tea native to South Africa. But the blend of rooibos, vanilla and spice that swirls together to form the clear, sparkling tea created by The Sublime House of Tea is like a taste of heaven. You can drink it straight or with a hint of honey and milk, either way, it makes for a wonderful beverage. And ever since, the world has woken up to the marvels of Rooibos, this tea has been in high demand and is being called a super-beverage, in the same rank as the super foods of the day.

The Tea with the history

What makes Rooibos so special? To begin with, the tea contains a trace amount of many minerals like calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc and copper, which are essential for the body. It is absolutely free of caffeine and low in tannins, making it a very healthy alternative to other beverages. The leaves of this tea undergo an oxidation or fermentation that gives the tea its unique reddish-brown colour. According to history, the Dutch settlers of South Africa preferred the local red rooibos to the imported black tea that was popular in those days. However the actual cultivation of rooibos as a commercial crop did not happen till much later.

Today, it is usually grown in the picturesque mountains of Cederberg, where it flourishes due to the region’s beautiful soil and ideal climate. The tea leaves are often hand-harvested and later allowed to change in colour from green to a deep and gorgeous red colour.

The Tea with the edge

The health benefits of Rooibos Vanilla Spice are endless. It is known to cure headaches, insomnia, asthma, eczema and hypertension. This tea is full of inflammatory and antioxidant properties which protects the cells from damage by free radicals. It is excellent for heart health, bone health and also beneficial for those who suffer from diabetes. It can keep your extra weight away and keep you young due to the vast number of antioxidants it contains. Rooibos also helps in digestion and preventing abdominal pain. In short, this tea comes with so many benefits that it is on top of the popularity charts among tea lovers.

The Tea with the flavour

It is important to brew the tea well in order to enjoy it. This anti-oxidant heavy, caffeine free, vanilla spice tea is rich in flavour due to the special ingredients that go into it, but it needs to be prepared with care for optimum taste. Use pure filtered water to make this tea and make sure the water comes to a boil. Pour the water over the teabags and let it steep for a while. Cover your teapot or cup if you would like it to be fuller in taste. You can decide whether you want to drink the tea with milk, cream or sweetener. The vanilla spice adds that special touch to make the tea so much more delicious.

So, as the mornings grow heavy with cloud and raindrops hit our windowpanes with a vengeance, sit back and enjoy a cup of Rooibos Vanilla Spice. It will change the way you enjoy tea as it comes with the promise of utter serenity and a billion benefits, that will keep you healthy through all the days of the monsoon and the days of winter up ahead.