Espresso Date Balls

Espresso Date Balls SERVES: Makes 40 Balls DIFFICULTY: Easy PREP TIME: 20 Minutes INGREDIENTS 400 g pitted dates 1,25 ml (¼ t) bicarbonate of soda 125 ml (½ c) boiling water 375 ml (1½ c) oats or 1 packet (200 g) sugar-free bran biscuits 125 ml (½ c) cacao 250 ml (1 c) desiccated coconut […]

Stress & Anxiety: Rooibos and Camomile to the Rescue

Stress and anxiety rate amongst the top issues of our day, leading to sleeplessness and various other chronic illnesses if experienced over a prolonged period of time. Many are familiar with intermittent disturbed sleep, body aches, anxiety and irritability, but these lead to increased stress when they become chronic. Common stress symptoms: Irritability and difficulty in […]

Rooibos Tea: Health Benefits

Rooibos not only tastes great, it has many health benefits such as: Natural Rooibos Naturally completely caffeine free (unlike black & green teas) Contains natural anti-oxidants including aspalathin which combats several diseases Has proven cancer-fighting properties in animal research studies Preservative free Alleviates allergies – asthma, hay fever, eczema Replace essential minerals, iron, potassium, zinc […]

Meet Jessica, the hip hippo that fancies rooibos tea

Meet Jessica, the hip hippo that fancies rooibos tea Jessica enjoys her favourite drink – rooibos. Tonie and Shirley Joubert Jessica is a hippo that loves rooibos tea. Jessica lives with her adoptive parents on the banks of the Blyde River. They found her as a calf after some heavy flooding in the area. Jessica […]

Carmien – From the farm

Carmien – From the farm As Carmien’s harvesting season is drawing to a close, older tea fields are in the process of being cleared so that oats can be planted to restore the soil biome. Their estimated rooibos yield per ton will be in the region of 2,5 ton per hectare. The good rains and […]

Rooibos Crop to Cup

Rooibos Crop to Cup THE ROOIBOS PLANT The botanical (scientific) name for the rooibos plant is Aspalathus linearis. The plant (and the products made from it) is widely known as rooibos (pronounced ROI-BOSS). In some countries it is also called ‘redbush’ or ‘African red tea’. Rooibos is a fynbos species within the Cape Floral Kingdom, […]

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