NEWS

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

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Green Rooibos & Anxiety

In these stressful times of worldwide disease and war breaking out, the question arises: Does green rooibos lower anxiety levels? Green rooibos is well known for its increased health benefit due to much higher levels of antioxidants (than fermented rooibos) which is said to be immune boosting and also considered to have a calming effect…

Rooibos Powders

Immune Boosting Rooibos Powders

Carmién Tea is once again pioneering innovative rooibos health technology with their highly beneficial, immune-enhancing Rooibos Powders. Two powders were developed; a fermented Rooibos Powder with added collagen and turmeric, and an unfermented Green Rooibos Powder with echinacea, baobab and moringa. A mouthful of superfoods that can be added to smoothies, shakes, cereals and even used in baking and…

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News from the Farm: March 2022

As our harvesting season is drawing to a close, older tea fields are in the process of being cleared so that oats can be planted to restore the soil biome. Our estimated rooibos yield per ton will be in the region of 2,5 ton per hectare. The good rains and cool weather conditions we experienced…

Rainforest

Rainforest Alliance Standard

What does the new Rainforest Alliance Standard (and Seal) mean? The recent changes to the RA programme promises even more improvement in Providing a Path to More Resilient and Inclusive Agricultural Practices. The Rainforest Alliance Seal guarantees: Improved livelihood for producers, farm workers, their families and communities. Prevents deforestation, promotes reforestation, protects biodiversity, and mitigates…

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ROOIBOS AND ITS BENEFITS FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS

ROOIBOS AND ITS BENEFITS FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS As a dietitian I often get asked the question if it is safe to give Rooibos tea to a baby? And the answer is without a doubt, yes, from the age of 6 months old! Rooibos tea has many health properties and is a completely caffeine free…

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News From The Farm: Harvest Season

News From The Farm: Harvest Season We are not unfamiliar with high temperatures during the harvesting season but somehow this year seems to have had one heatwave after the other, all the more reason why our workers start harvesting as early as 5 am already. Of course, the rooibos plant is very hardy, with a…

Gins

Carmién Rooibos Gin

Carmién Rooibos Gin Who would have thought that gin would be having an influence on tea sales? Our Carmién gins have been going from strength to strength and with them our rooibos teas. Why teas you may ask? Well, we have come up with our own unique G & Tea experience that has been wooing…

Projects

Carmien Tea & Mouton Foundation Projects

Carmien Tea & Mouton Foundation Projects Carmién Tea actively supports community development on shareholder’s farms and is also committed to women- and childcare in the broader community through its partnership with Ubuntu Citrusdal. Carmién also assists community development projects in the poor township area of Citrusdal through an organisation called HUG (Help Us Grow). Flooding…

Cold Brew

Cold Brew Rooibos Teas

Cold Brew Rooibos Teas A few years ago slightly controversial research claimed that sugar is more addictive than cocaine (and the sweet tooths among us may agree), yet we continue to consume way too much sugar, let alone hidden sugars. Fact remains, too much sugar has definite negative effects. Most parents would agree it is…

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How we grade and prepare Rooibos tea

How we grade and prepare Rooibos tea Carmién Tea’s story started in 1998 on the foothills of the South African Cederberg mountains. The narrow 60 000 hectare belt along the West Coast of South Africa is the only place in the world where Rooibos tea can be grown. Read more about the recent Rooibos GI…