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The two main types of rooibos

There are two varieties of rooibos, and if you don’t know how to say rooibos it is just how it might sound if you say Roy Bussss 🙂 : which are red and green rooibos. So let’s differentiate the two then.

Red rooibos which is the most common type we encounter has been through a difficult process of fermentation. The leaves are smashed and hammered, cut into smaller pieces and let dried over the sun for days. This is what gives the red rooibos its color and powerful fragrant smell.

green rooibos on the other hand is a more expensive type because of its higher demand (processed same with green tea). It is non-oxidized thus has higher antioxidants than red rooibos. It carries a slightly grassy texture to the taste and if mixed with water gives a lighter color compared to its red counterpart.
Unlike black tea or green tea which is more likely to taste bitter when steeped for longer time, rooibos tea doesn’t. Actually, the longer steeping time it has, the better it becomes. So you don’t have to hurry yourself finishing it as rooibos tea is grown to give you the best tea experience you will enjoy every minute you sip of its delightful cup!

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