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Rooibos Red Tea (Aspalathus linearis)

Rooibos meaning "red bush", is a broom-like member of the Fabaceae family of plants growing in South Africa's fynbos.

The leaves are used to make a herbal tea that is called by the names: rooibos, bush tea (especially in Southern Africa), or redbush tea (predominantly in Great Britain).

As a fresh leaf, rooibos contains a high content of ascorbic acid (vitamin C), which is lost when made into tea. Rooibos tea does not contain caffeine and has low tannin levels compared to black tea or green tea. Rooibos contains polyphenols, including flavanols, flavones, flavanones, dihydrochalcones, aspalathin and nothofagin. The processed leaves and stems contain benzoic and cinnamic acids.

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