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Rooibos and your mental health

Learn more about the health benefits of rooibos tea in celebration of World Mental Health Day on the 10th of October. With the ever-changing and often increasing stressors of day-to-day life, it is more important than ever to take care of ourselves and our mental health. Our favourite form of self-care is, of course, rooibos…


Rooibos2Muisbos 2020 by Carmién Tea: Press Release

The annual Rooibos2Muisbos event takes place on Saturday 14 November. Join Carmién as we welcome mountain bikers to Piekenierskloof. Written by Seamus Allardice The second edition of the Rooibos2Muisbos mountain biking event is excited to have Carmién Rooibos Tea as title sponsor for the 2020 event and is set to showcase the hidden beauty of…


All New Cold Brew Rooibos Tea

This season we’re welcoming a new, refreshing approach to rooibos tea: cold brew. Cold Brew teas are specially developed to be used in cold water. Using cold water instead of hot water extracts more of the flavours, but slower, over time. The result? A smooth, less bitter, cleaner tasting tea. What is cold brew rooibos…


The Best Nursing Tea for Breastfeeding Moms

Carmién Nursing tea is our most popular all-natural rooibos tea for nursing moms. Safe for mom and baby Stimulates and increases the production of natural mother’s milk. The best milk for your baby. Mother’s milk. Will also assist in weight loss. Vanilla and Aniseed give a smooth, slightly liquorice flavour. 3-6 cups recommended per day.…


Doing A Little Good In Mandela Month

For Mandela day we teamed up with the Mouton foundation putting together winter care packages. Each package consisted of body wash, a blanket or slippers, a wash cloth, baked goods and tea. These packages were delivered to the elders in our community. We are grateful for the great work the Mouton Foundation is doing in…


Drink Rooibos For A Stronger Heart

A recently completed study at the University of Columbia, found that COVID-19 poses a significant risk to those suffering from cardiovascular disease (CVD) and hypertension as a result of the additional stress that the respiratory disease places on the heart. Thus, heart patients are more likely to develop severe symptoms and complications from COVID-19. In…


Carmien Healthy Living: Gut health

Carmién rooibos tea has a multitude of healthy benefits, most of which we are unaware of, and can beneficially impact our gut and brain health. The gut is often called the ‘second brain’. Gut bacteria affect brain health, so changing our gut bacteria may serve well to improve our brain health. The importance of gut…


Carmien Healthy Living: Stress Management

Stress is normal and good as it helps us complete a task, survive danger, and focus faster. Stress, however, also affects our physical and mental health. Chronic stress and stressful thoughts have a detrimental effect on our health, both physical and mental. When we are stressed our body releases the stress hormone, cortisol, through the…

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How do we stay safe?

Between social media and the news, we are a flooded with a mix of maybe’s and guestimates, while advice, activities to keep busy, and recipes abound. Even our email greetings have changed from ‘Keep well’ and ‘Kind regards’ to ‘Stay safe’. How do we stay safe? The one consistent message is this: Now, more than…


Carmién Tea goes cycling

Ever heard of 2 boxes of flower teas becoming famous? Well, it’s something like that. First, they became the base blends for our Carmién Rooibos gins. Then we redesigned the boxes to match our unique G & Tea experience, bought our own pyramid machine (beautiful blends need beautiful teabags), and 2 teas became a whole…