Unlike traditional rooibos, Green rooibos does not go through the oxidation process, so the leaves and stems are dried directly.
Its taste is softer, sweet.
Consequently, this rooibos has a greater amount of antioxidants but has the same benefits as traditional Rooibos red tea.
Difference between green and red Rooibos.
Green Rooibos is not fermented unlike red rooibos and for that purpose should be dried immediately after harvest and this requires very careful handling.
The harvested plants should not be crushed, not be on top of each other and do not come into contact with water.
After drying should be rotated and moved permanently, but if during that process only one mistake occurs, the fermentation begins and the tea becomes red.
The harvest of Rooibos is done in the months of January and February (remember that these days are in the “summer” in South Africa), taking advantage of both stems and leaves.
By the careful manufacturing process and intense in the workforce, the green rooibos is slightly more expensive than the red rooibos.
Green rooibos tea benefits.
Excellent for digestion
Reduces stress levels
Help reduce fluid retention
Ideal for relaxing
Helps to sleep better
Has a diuretic effect
Contributes to better digestion
Has positive effects on metabolism.
How to Prepare green Rooibos.
We prepare green rooibos tea equal to red rooibos, the longer the infusion, the yellower/red is its color.
It is the process when the tea comes in contact with oxygen (oxidation), but it has no effect on its flavor and ingredients, a strong infusion (2 teaspoons per cup) and the long infusion time of 10 min make green rooibos tea an alternative without téina to black tea.
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