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Our favourite rooibos brand, Laager Rooibos Tea, has been a household name in South Africa from as far back as 1945. Countless generations of families have enjoyed the natural, fresh taste of Laager Pure Rooibos Tea and the health benefits associated with Rooibos.

Our grandparents may not have realised the full benefits of nature’s nutritious tonic when they were enjoying their favourite brew, but research has revealed the goodness behind Rooibos and medical science is only beginning to discover the many health advantages of rooibos and ongoing research confirms there is seems to be no end to its benefits.

So what is in Rooibos that makes it so great and why does it matter?

• Rooibos contains a complex mix of flavonoids (aka compounds widely found in plants that are known to have health benefits).

• Its composition is unique, because it contains 'aspalathin' – to date only isolated from Aspalathus linearis (the botanical name for Rooibos).

• Aspalathin is the major flavonoid of unfermented Rooibos it decreases during fermentation but is still a major flavonoid constituent of fermented Rooibos (the tea with the characteristic red-brown colour, and flavour).

• Aspalathin is important, not only because it is a novel compound, but also because it is the most active antioxidant in Rooibos.

• Rooibos also contains the rare flavonoid 'glucoside nothofagin' and many more other phenolic compounds.

• Rooibos is 100% pure and natural – no preservatives, additives, or colourants.

• Rooibos is naturally caffeine free and has a soothing effect on the central nervous system.

• Rooibos tea is considered a low tannin beverage, especially when compared to Camellia sinensis (black) tea.

• Rooibos has anti-spasmodic properties and can relieve stomach cramps, colic and digestive discomfort in adults and infants.

• Rooibos is rich in antioxidants, can improve liver function and protect the liver against oxidative damage.

• A cup of Laager Rooibos Tea offers heart boosting benefits  and is the ONLY Rooibos tea brand that carries the Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa (HSFSA) stamp of approval – a symbol that is used to identify heart-healthy food and beverages.

• Rooibos has an anti-diabetic effect, studies strongly suggest that Aspalathin decreases blood glucose.

• Rooibos Tea was found to affect the concentration of biomarkers for inflammation and immunity in whole blood cultures.

• Study suggest that daily consumption of Rooibos could aid the management of obesity.

• Rooibos is beneficial for those suffering from High Altitude Sickness.

• Rooibos was found to lower serum cholesterol, triglyceride and free fatty acid concentrations.

• Rooibos tea supplements the daily requirements of several minerals essential  for the development to of strong teeth and bones.

• Rooibos is naturally free from kilojoules, fat and very low in sodium.

Drinking rooibos tea invokes feelings of serenity and calm, its flavours are subtle, earthy, slightly sweet and aromatic.

Once you have tried Laager Pure Rooibos tea, you will not try any other as it is SO good. Available in packs of 10’s, 20’s, 40’s, 80’s.

Our Laager Rooibos ranges are for all ages and cultures.

Laager Rooibos Herbals Range

The Laager Herbals range has a flavour for every occasion and mood.  If you are looking for a way to relax and unwind after a busy day then a cup of Mint Flavoured Rooibos Chamomile tea is the perfect cuppa for you. The blend combines the best of Rooibos, which is naturally caffeine free, with the well-known soothing benefits of Chamomile.

For those feeling run down, the zesty flavour and aroma of the Citrus Ginger flavoured Green the ideal combination to awaken your senses and give you the lift you need.

The pure Laager Green Rooibos Tea is made from the same plant as traditional Rooibos. The only difference is in the processing.  Green (unfermented) Rooibos infusion has a lighter tan/yellow colour and a very mild “green” taste reminiscent of green tea. It has higher levels of antioxidants than traditional fermented Rooibos and demonstrates even higher antioxidant and – in some cases – antimutagenic (cancer-fighting) activities. Enjoy Green Rooibos to restore your mind and body. It has a slightly  The ideal beverage for those looking to lead a healthier lifestyle. Available in packs of  20’s.