NEWS

Read about the latest Carmién Tea and Rooibos news direct from the farm.

Functional rooibos

Functional rooibos wellness products to support health goals

Functional rooibos wellness products to support health goals Every New Year tempts us with new resolutions but the best thing we can do for ourselves to achieve any goal, is to establish good health habits. We firmly believe that our rooibos wellness range is an excellent vehicle to help you reach your health goals, improve…

Kiddies Rooibos Teas

Carmién Kiddies Rooibos Teas

There are few things more precious to a parent than a child, especially a healthy child and this is where the South African miracle plant, Rooibos is key. Rooibos tea has been used by mothers for centuries to relieve colic and stomach cramps and as a calming drink for hyperactive children. It is suitable for…

Rooibos2Muisbos

Rooibos2Muisbos 2021

Rooibos2Muisbos 2021 The annual 1-day mountain biking Rooibos2Muisbos event sponsored by Carmién shed its baby shoes this year by becoming a seeded event drawing some top cyclists. The beautiful scenic route that passes through various local farms were slightly shortened and once again, due to lockdown, the event was moved from its winter date to…

Sensory

The Rooibos Sensory Wheel

The Rooibos Sensory Wheel The rooibos sensory wheels serve as quality control and communication tools. These wheels provide industry role players with a tool to understand exactly what constitutes the “characteristic aroma and taste” of this South African herbal tea. The first generic rooibos sensory wheel, developed in 2011, was revised in 2017 to illustrate…

Who is Carmién?

Who is Carmién?

There is much more to the story than meets the eye. Not only is Mientjie Mouton the founder and managing director of the rooibos tea company, Carmién, she is also one of twins and this is a tea journey that bears repeating.   Recently, local Landbou Boerekos magazine published an article about the rooibos journey…

Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greetings from Mientjie Mouton and Carmién Tea

Seasons Greetings from Mientjie Mouton and Carmién Tea It is with a sense of quiet gratitude that we look back on another year with its own very unique challenges. It’s in times like these that we appreciate relationships so much more – not only as family and friends, but even more so as colleagues, suppliers…

tea field

NEWS FROM THE FARM: NOVEMBER 2021

NEWS FROM THE FARM: NOVEMBER 2021 The tea fields are still being prepared for the harvesting season starting in January so these last months of the year are mostly a time of weeding. Our tea fields are looking very good due to some welcome late rains. It is also flowering season now. A noticeable difference…

Health

Rooibos & Immune Health

Rooibos & Immune Health Ongoing anxiety stemming from COVID-19 will continue to push consumers toward prioritizing their immune health according to the latest Innova Trend Report. Their studies have shown that 54% of consumers globally say that, due to COVID-19, they have spent time educating themselves on ingredients and procedures that can boost their immune…

Transparency and Sustainability

Transparency and Sustainability

Transparency and Sustainability Sustainability has become an ever-growing trend over the last few years and as consumerism shifts to greater health and eco-awareness, transparent sustainability practices are key. The recent Product Of Origin and GI certification awarded to rooibos ensures our customers that all our rooibos are sourced from certified suppliers and furthermore grown environmentally…

Tea Trends

Tea Trends for 2022

Tea Trends for 2022 “Last year, we saw tremendous pandemic-related shifts in grocery buying habits as the world adjusted to spending more time at home,” said Sonya Gafsi Oblisk, Chief Marketing Officer at Whole Foods Market. “As the food industry slowly adjusts to a new normal, we expect to see consumers prioritize food and drink…