IN THIS ISSUE

Visitors from tea companies as far afield as the UK, Ukraine and Germany visited Rooibos Ltd in Clanwilliam over the past few weeks to see, taste and smell what Rooibos is all about. Community engagement is important to Rooibos Ltd. Take a look at some of our sponsorships - from signage for a pre-primary school to an outdoor billboard telling the story of Rooibos. Various news sites picked up on Hollywood stars using Rooibos for its health benefits. We also report on interesting new uses of Rooibos - from an ingredient in perfumes inspired by the colour red to anti-ageing serums, ice teas and baby care products. Enjoy your health with a cup of Rooibos!

Rooibos Ltd sponsors new signage for Kleinbegin Pre-primary School

Rooibos Ltd recently helped the Kleinbegin Pre-primary School in Clanwilliam with new signage and other decorations. Says Gerda de Wet, Communication Manager at Rooibos Ltd, who was also present at the unveiling of the school's new signage, "The children from various Rooibos Ltd employees attend Kleinbegin. Helping the community is part of what we do."

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New signage in Clanwilliam's wildflower garden tells the story of Rooibos

Rooibos Ltd recently sponsored the production of an outdoor billboard illustrating the story of Rooibos with text and photographs.

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Clanwilliam's Business bowls competition - with Rooibos Ltd on a roll

Clanwilliam's Business Bowls competition is about focus, friendship and fun - and also winning. Rooibos Ltd entered eight teams to play in the tournament, of which two teams reached the finals. Rooibos Ltd also sponsored prizes for the event.

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Rooibos Ltd hosts visitors from all over the world

Rooibos Ltd recently hosted visitors from countries such as Germany and the Ukraine. Sharing information with visitors and allowing them to gain first-hand experience of the production processes involved in preparing Rooibos helps to spread the word about Rooibos and its benefits. "Each visitor going back with a positive message about Rooibos helps to strengthen the reputation of the Rooibos industry," says Gerda de Wet, Communication Manager at Rooibos Ltd.

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Rooibos behind the stars' flawless looks at this year's Oscars

Charlize Theron might not be the only valuable South African export in the spotlight at this year's Oscars - Rooibos already has a major celebrity following with big names such as Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie, Hugh Jackman and Gwyneth Paltrow taking advantage of its many health and beauty benefits. Read more.

Start thinking about what they're drinking

THE World Health Organization (WHO) has cited childhood obesity among the most serious health challenges in the 21st century, prompting health-conscious parents to make more informed decisions about their children's nutritional choices. This includes substituting sugary drinks for naturally sweet Rooibos. Read more.

Rooibos added to fragrances inspired by the colour red

Inspired by the colour red, designer houses such as Bvlgari and Lacoste have added South African Rooibos to the composition of their perfumes to create "woody-spicy" fragrances.

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USA beauty house adds Rooibos to its "natural alternative" anti-aging serum

Allogi Beauty from Florida, USA, has created an anti-wrinkle skin care product - Thé Rouge Premium Anti-Aging Serum - formulated with Rooibos. According to Allogi, this serum is "packed full of some of the best antioxidants and natural healing agents".

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UK tea company Dragonfly combines Earl Grey with Rooibos

Dragonfly Tea, a family-owned tea company from the UK, has combined the finest grade Rooibos with the refreshing citrus taste of pure bergamot oil for a tea that is naturally caffeine-free.

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UK's Teapigs combines Rooibos with crème caramel to create a 'skinny dessert'

British tea company Teapigs has combined Rooibos, which is naturally caffeine-free and kilojoule-free, with pieces of caramel melting in the tea to create a "skinny dessert".

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UK's We Are Tea now sells Rooibos

The award-winning London-based We Are Tea company now sells Rooibos which is high in antioxidants and caffeine-free.

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Coca-Cola South Pacific launches Fuze Tea ice tea with Rooibos in Australia

Fuze Tea's "aspirational iced tea offering" in Australia includes various teas and flavours. A mixture of black tea, green tea and Rooibos are used to create the teas.

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Everyday germ protection for delicate toddler skin

The new Johnson's Gentle Protect TM range has been developed to effectively wash away up to 99% of germs, while being mild on a toddler's delicate skin. The range is enriched with honey, Rooibos and green tea extracts.

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