Rooibos and Anti-Aging Potential

Chocolate Mint Rooibos Scientists in South Africa have found ways in which Rooibos may prevent or at least delay the effects of aging. Their study found that Rooibos protects the main cells in healthy fat tissue from degenerating. Why is this significant? According to the scientists who carried out the study, usually there is a redistribution of fat which naturally occurs as we age, and has been linked to cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. Protecting and partly restoring the cells in healthy fat tissue could reverse such age-related diseases. . . . → Read More: Rooibos and Anti-Aging Potential

Rio & Yerba Maté

So, the 2016 Olympic Games are on. How inspiring to see all the athletes and all their hard work come to fruition. What sacrifices they and their families and coaches have made definitely leaves an impression. All the competitors, medalists or not, are inspiring to watch and learn about. In thinking about Brazil, as a tea company, we instantly think of maté. Native to South America, yerba maté comes from the maté plant belonging to the holly family. This is separate from the traditional camellia sinensis plant that most teas belong to. Yerba maté leaves are dried and steeped to create the popular herbal drink. It has a robust yet smooth, earthy flavor and has been used for centuries as a natural remedy to enhance energy, improve mood and aid weight-loss. It contains caffeine, but without the acidity and stomach effects that coffee holds. . . . → Read More: Rio & Yerba Maté