The Great Tea Debate: Rooibos Good Hope

Rooibos Good Hope Herbal Tea

A new month (where is this year going?) and a different featured tea. We are keen to share another of our favourites this September.

                                                           Dried rooibos tea in glass jar on wooden table

Rooibos means red bush in Afrikaans and its story begins around the turn of the century (presumably 20th rather than 21st) in South Africa’s beautiful Cedarberg region. The locals discovered that the fine needle-like leaves of the wild Aspalathus Linearis plant made a tasty, aromatic tea.
Rooibos is a herb containing no caffeine and there are many claims it has a soothing effect on headaches, disturbed sleeping patterns and digestive problems. It contains a plethora of nutrients. In fact, reading the extensive list of nutrients it contains and the effect of each on the body it would be easy to believe in it as a miracle in a cup.

Our Rooibos Good Hope is a lovely amber colour and has a clear, fresh taste which far surpasses other red bush teas we have tried. Lucy describes it as savoury and deep tasting, fruity without being sweet. Philippa finds it earthy and refreshing and appreciates its caffeine-free boost in the afternoon. It is indeed a lovely cup of tea at any time of the day and is a great warmer for the chills of autumn.
The team here at York Coffee Emporium thoroughly recommend this tea of the month so why not add some to your order? As always, we look forward to your feedback and will be profiling a new tea next month

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