Tick Tock‘s organic Rooibos tea has a deep colour and full taste . Rooibos is well known for its health properties. Organically grown, our rooibos tea is naturally caffeine free and low in tannin, Tick Tock can be enjoyed at any time, even at bedtime.
Tick Tock tea is still harvested by hand and cured in the traditional way, as it was when Grandfather Benjamin Ginsberg founded Rooibos over 100 years ago. The process takes place in the crisp air of the Cedarberg Mountains of South Africa's Cape. It requires great skill to know when the cure is at its peak; one sign is that it begins to give off a delicious sweet aroma that attracts wild bees.Rooibos tea or ‘redbush’ tea has long been celebrated for its wellbeing properties. One of Time Magazine’s top 50 healthiest foods, today there are ongoing studies around the world into the various rooibos tea benefits. Here is a guide to some of the special aspects of this much-loved South African tea.
Rooibos is also known for being rich in powerful antioxidants, most notably aspalathin, a flavonoid antioxidant particular to rooibos. It is thought that regular consumption of antioxidant-rich substances can help prevent the destructive effects of free radicals, which have been linked to conditions such as heart disease, stroke and cancer. Antioxidants could therefore help boost the body’s immune system and internal defences against disease. Studies also suggest that rooibos might have anti-inflammatory properties and that drinking rooibos tea could contribute to more balanced blood sugar levels, so important in type 2 diabetes for example.
How to drink Rooibos Tea:
Experts say that six cups of rooibos tea a day is the recommended amount, but we think even one cup will do good! The best way to drink rooibos tea is to simply add boiling water and leave to brew until it is at the strength you are looking for. The longer you leave it the darker the colour and deeper the flavours. Naturally sweet with a slightly nutty taste and honeyed notes, unlike other herbal teas, it can be enjoyed with or without milk; you can add honey, a slice of lemon or ginger, and it also makes a fabulous iced tea with some fresh mint and lemon.