IN THIS ISSUE

The increasing demand for functional foods – food and beverages made from health-promoting ingredients – has led to the launch of interesting products all over the world. Rooibos, with its well-researched health benefits, is a popular ingredient in such foods, especially iced teas. Read about the creative ways in which Rooibos, fruit, flowers and spices are combined in teas. Also read about Rooibos Ltd's sponsorships for local sports teams and a group of Elizabethfontein's primary school learners who visited a school in the UK. Recipes with Rooibos include G&T with Rooibos and honey, and pork loin marinated in Rooibos-infused honey and gin. Enjoy your Rooibos in a myriad of ways!

Laager launches new fruit-flavoured Rooibos teabags for kids

Laager Rooibos has just launched a new flavour, namely Peach & Apricot, as part of its Tea4Kidz range. The new flavour is driven by a growing demand for fruit-flavoured tea options for children. Also, in a Facebook poll, fans voted for Peach & Apricot as their preferred new Tea4Kidz flavour.

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African Extracts Advantage with Rooibos shields skin against pollution

The South African skincare brand African Extracts has formulated a range of products with Rooibos to protect the skin against premature ageing and the effects of pollution and environmental stress. The antioxidants in Rooibos help to fight free radicals and reduce inflammation in the skin.

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Bössi introduces three ready-to-drink Rooibos flavours for children

Bössi launched three new ready-to-drink Rooibos flavours aimed at the underdeveloped children's tea market in the USA. All three flavours – strawberry, watermelon and mango – are caffeine-free, non-GMO and certified as organic and Kosher.

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Rooibos Ltd sponsors rugby jerseys for Clanwilliam Senior Secondary School

Rooibos Ltd sponsored rugby jerseys for the under 15 and under 19 rugby teams from Clanwilliam Senior Secondary School.

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CAPTION: Gerda de Wet, Communication Manager at Rooibos Ltd (right), with coaches and learners from the Clanwilliam Senior Secondary School.

Rooibos Ltd co-sponsors Rooikat sports tournament in Clanwilliam

Rooibos Ltd was one of the sponsors of a tournament for u/13 teams visiting Clanwilliam for a weekend of sport. The Rooikat Tournament was held at Augsburg Agricultural Gymnasium.

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Elizabethfontein Primary School receives Rooibos-branded track suits for UK visit

Rooibos Ltd sponsored track suits for a group of learners from Elizabethfontein Primary School near Clanwilliam who visited Goostrey in Britain.

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Synith Eagles Rugby Club – golf shirts

Rooibos Ltd sponsored branded golf shirts for the Synith Eagles rugby players to wear when they travel to matches.

 

CAPTION: Gerda de Wet, Communication Manager at Rooibos Ltd (right) with members of the Synith Eagles Rugby Club

Why antioxidant-rich Rooibos is good for the skin

Currently, there is growing research interest in the role of antioxidants to help reverse free radical damage to the body and skin. The Hong Kong website Beauty Life published an article on health benefits of antioxidant-rich Rooibos for healthy skin. Rooibos has age-fighting, anti-bacterial and anti-allergenic properties, which makes it ideal for natural skincare products.

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Care for your body by drinking Rooibos

When you drink Rooibos as part of a balanced diet, it supplements your diet with essential minerals such as magnesium, calcium, potassium and even iron. Together, these nutrients help to boost the immune system and "strengthen your body in almost any way".

Read article in the French edition of Cosmopolitan.

This is how Rooibos is used in recipes around the world

Versatile Rooibos is used in recipes worldwide. Try out rose gin latte, G&T made with Rooibos and fynbos honey, pork loin with a sauce made from Rooibos-infused honey, olives and gin, and salmon with Rooibos and vegetables.

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From Spain: Montecelio iced tea

Montecelio has introduced a range of iced teas which includes flavours such as Rooibos and Pear, and Rooibos and Passion Fruit. These iced teas can also be used in cocktails.

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From the USA: Rooibee Red Tea

Rooibee Red Tea's ready-to-drink Rooibos teas offer "an interesting flavour profile enhanced by … phytonutrients and health-promoting organic compounds". These bottled teas are available in six flavours: Half Tea & Half Lemonade, Summer Peach, Sweet Tea, Unsweet Tea, Watermelon Mint, and Wild Berries.

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From the USA: Organic Tisane's alkaline iced tea

Tisane Teas' new Rooibos-based Hibiscus Berry iced tea is organic, highly alkaline and rich in antioxidants, making it ideal for "a balanced, fit, and healthy lifestyle". This slightly-sweet functional beverage has only 209 kilojoules per 500 ml.

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From South Africa: Satyagraha House Tea

Satyagraha House Tea was inspired by Gandhi's minimalistic approach to eating. Satyagraha House, a museum and guest house adapted from a house where Gandhi lived in Johannesburg at the turn of the 19th century, joined luxury African brand Yswara to create this bespoke wellness blend which contains Rooibos, spices, Honeybush, black tea and rosebuds.

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From Canada: Kiju Organic's Hibiscus Rooibos iced tea

This bottled iced tea offers a "fragrant and naturally caffeine-free infusion of brewed organic Rooibos and hibiscus flowers". Kiju's organic iced teas are infusions of health-promoting teas, fruits and flowers with a hint of sweetness.

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