IN THIS ISSUE

Our latest newsletter explains why Rooibos Ltd believes in sport sponsorships, supporting a healthy lifestyle and conveying a sense of community. We also invite you to try out recipes with Rooibos - from the acclaimed chef Floris Smith's Rooibos-smoked salmon and Rooibos milk tart soufflé to recipes for ice cream, iced teas and beef braised in Rooibos. Innovative products include Vanilla Rooibos drinks, a Rooibos-based blend for acne-prone skin and Rooibos iced teas for kids. Also see research findings and articles confirming the health benefits of Rooibos. Enjoy your Rooibos!

With Rooibos and a healthy lifestyle going hand in hand, it is a natural fit for Rooibos Ltd to support various types of sport. Recent recipients of Rooibos Ltd sponsorships included Clanwilliam athlete Christel Ruiters, Augsburg's first netball team and the Clanwilliam Rugby Club.

Try these Rooibos recipes by Bushmans Kloof's acclaimed chef Floris Smith

Show your cheffy side and impress your guests with these dishes designed by Bushmans Kloof's Floris Smith: a trio of salmon (which includes Rooibos-smoked Norwegian salmon and smoked salmon and Rooibos mousse), Rooibos milk tart soufflé and Rooibos cheesecake. Find the Rooibos story and recipes here.

See how Rooibos is used in recipes around the world

These recipes use Rooibos as an ingredient to add flavour, colour and/or nutritional value: From the Yummly site's Drizzle & Dip's Rooibos tea and honey ice cream, Food52's Lady Fenton's iced Rooibos tea, Garlic My Soul's Beef braised in Rooibos and sweet potatoes, and South African based All4Women's website Rejuvenating iced mint Rooibos tea.

From the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in California, USA: Two new Vanilla Rooibos drinks

Based in Los Angeles, California, the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf company recently added "tasty and refreshing" Vanilla Rooibos Tea Latte and Vanilla Rooibos Ice Blended drinks to its menu.

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From the Republic of Tea in California, USA: Rooibos-based blend for acne-prone skin

Leading tea purveyor The Republic of Tea launched its Get Gorgeous herb tea blend for clear skin "because true beauty comes from within". It contains Rooibos, which is rich in antioxidants, and burdock root, which has anti-inflammatory properties.

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From Character Planet, Troyeville, Johannesburg: Three Rooibos character Ice Teas for children

Character Planet's Ice Teas for children combine all the health benefits of Rooibos with a flavoursome fruity taste. The Ice Teas are available in three delicious flavours in a variety of character designs such as Mickey Mouse, Barbie, Hello Kitty and Dusty.

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The science of why Rooibos is good for you

Ongoing research on Rooibos helps to explain the benefits of the active compounds in Rooibos, the safety of drinking Rooibos and the role of the unique polyphenols in Rooibos.

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Dr Oz: Satisfy sweet cravings with Rooibos

Discussing the Whole30 diet plan, well-known Dr Oz said one of the strategies of this plan was to find alternatives to eating sweets and dessert. One substitute for sugar is a cup of Rooibos because it is "caffeine free, naturally sweet, and a great way to satisfy your craving for sugar".

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Le Rooibos, la nouvelle boisson santé

The website of the French radio network RTL featured an article on the health benefits of Rooibos, touting it as "the new health drink".

Read the original article in French or read it here in English.

The health benefits of Rooibos explained

The USA-based SparkNET company EzineArticles.com recently published an article on the health benefits of Rooibos. "The high mineral ontent in the Rooibos tea is what makes it so healthy."

Read article here.

Healthy foods - including Rooibos - will give your hair a detox

Diet plays a vital role in keeping hair healthy. Rooibos, for instance, has powerful antioxidant properties to protect hair, fight the effects of pollution and help to bring tired hair back to life.

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