Loose Leaf Rooibos Tea
Rooibos Tea Benefits
There are many types of loose leaf rooibos tea available online and in your local tea merchant shops.
Loose leaf tea is the best choice when you are looking to purchase high quality teas, including red rooibos and green rooibos.
The most popular of the rooibos loose leaf teas are the red rooibos. It is available in a variety of flavors and infusions, with the most popular of the infusions being vanilla rooibos tea. Loose leaf green rooibos is a realtive new comer to the tea markets in North America.
Red Rooibos Versus Green Rooibos
The difference between red rooibos and green rooibos is determined by the picking times, location of the plants that are being harvested and the drying / oxidization process. Loose leaf rooibos is a herbal tea and is not derived from the tea plant camillia sinensis, but from a herbacous perennial plant that is native to dry arid hillsides in Africa. It is a holistic tea and used to treat a variety of conditions and ailments. Rooibos is also chalk full of anti-oxidants making it a great health drink choice for those watching caffeine content and wanting to drink something that will benefit their personal health. Research has shown green rooibos to contain more anti oxidants than red rooibos. This theory is similar to the true loose leaf teas - the green rooibos tea is not left to ferment or oxidize, and this preserves a higher level of anti oxidants in the finished product - the loose leaf green rooibos tea.
Loose Leaf Tea Popularity
The consumption of loose leaf teas in North America is increasing at higher rate than coffee and the industry has seen exceptional growth over the last 5 years. High quality loose leaf tea and custom tea blends are signature type products in most high end coffee shops, tea rooms and the ever growing tea cafe industry.
Loose leaf rooibos can be purchased online often at large discounts when compared to buying this specialty tea in a coffee bar or tea room. Bulk rooibos tea is available at discounts of up to 60% from one of our favorite suppliers, Mountain Rose - You can check out their different types of bulk rooibos tea by visiting
Mountain Rose Herbs.
Loose Leaf Compared to Tea Bags
As with any type of tea, herbal or traditional, we always promote the loose leaf varieties and rooibos is no exception. The quality of the tea is much higher when you brew loose leaf tea.
Rooibos tea quality is determined by the needle to stem ratio, and the more needles contained in the blend, the higher the quality of the rooibos tea when brewed.
Rooibos is derived from a plant that has 'needles' as opposed to traditional tea leaves. So there is a noteable difference when you complare the different types of true teas to rooibos.
Buy Loose Leaf Rooibos Tea
Here are some nice blends of rooibos tea, both the red and the green from some of our favorite tea suppliers.
Mountain Rose Green Rooibos Tea
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