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Green Rooibos

Carmién’s range of Green Rooibos products

Carmién’s range of Green Rooibos products Green Rooibos is an excellent flavour carrier which makes it a great vehicle for our wellness and infusion ranges. Green Rooibos does not go through the fermentation process which turns the green leaves into the well-known reddish-brown colour, therefore it is higher in antioxidants and of course in benefit….

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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…

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Green Rooibos

Green Rooibos and Health

GREEN ROOIBOS AND HEALTH The worldwide popularity of Rooibos is not only due to its unique location and sweet taste, but its multiple proven benefits. Green Rooibos has a higher polyphenol content and therefore higher antioxidant levels than fermented Rooibos tea. The antioxidants in Green Rooibos are potent enough to measurably elevate antioxidant levels in…

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Green Rooibos

Green Rooibos: From Crop to Cup

GREEN ROOIBOS: FROM CROP TO CUP Carmién Tea is not only renowned for being a marketer and exporter of Rooibos but as one of the only brands that are the producer, processor, and marketer/exporter. Carmién supplies Rooibos tea directly from the farm in South Africa as we are based in the unique Rooibos region (60…

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The History of Rooibos

Imagine sitting around a campfire sipping a cup of steaming hot rooibos tea on a cold night, listening to stories from long before you were even born. Unknown pioneering people coming alive in the flickering flame, giving you a renewed appreciation for what is in your hand. Such is the story of rooibos. An accidental…

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Carmién Rooibos Health Powders

Our brand new, innovative rooibos powders are the perfect daily dose of immune-boosting superfoods to add to your favourite drinks or snacks. Our latest development comes in the form of an instant powder that can be added to shakes, smoothies and cereals, and can also be used when cooking or baking. The benefits of using…

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Carmien Kiddies Rooibos Teas

Carmien Kiddies rooibos tea is nature’s perfect health drink for kiddies and babies. Rooibos is known to replace essential minerals and alleviate allergies. It’s naturally anti-spasmodic, relieves colic and stomach cramps in babies, is soothing and relaxing on the nervous system and therefore excellent for hyperactive children. Organic Rooibos Our Kiddies Organic Rooibos is organically…

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New developments & products

Our clients are constantly looking for healthier and more convenient ice tea options. The idea to develop a ready-to-drink ice tea came about, with fresh hot brewed rooibos and reduced sugar as the product base. This gives us the advantage over other ice teas in the market that are loaded with sugars and only a…

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Carmién Rooibos Distilled Gin

Experience rooibos gin in a brand new, delicious way. Carmién joins the cocktail culture with a superior, small-batch South African rooibos gin. Our popular Floral Berry & Citrus Chai rooibos pyramid tea blends have been perfectly distilled into a light gin with beautifully aromatic notes and flavours. All set to become your favourite cocktail on…

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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…

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Meet our new innovative rooibos tea, Boost

Our Carmién wellness tea blends have carved a niche for themselves in the rooibos tea industry and have proved to be highly sought after as natural immune-boosting drinks in this time of Covid-19. It is always our aim to offer even more health benefits to our customers apart from the many benefits rooibos is already…

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Calm

New Product: Calm Rooibos Tea with added CBD

New Product: Calm Rooibos Tea with added CBD Life is more than stressful and coupled with an ongoing pandemic, we need some calming relief to help us cope with a busy lifestyle. Unwind and destress with Calm, a calming rooibos and CBD blend that helps to reduce anxiousness and enhance sleep. Calm has a smooth,…

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New Product: Meno Rooibos Tea with Raspberry Leaf

New Product: Meno Rooibos Tea with Raspberry Leaf Meno is our feminine blend with added functionality providing support for all stages of womanhood from period pains to mood swings to menopause. As women age levels of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone drop during menopause and drinking our Meno rooibos blend may help lessen the symptoms of…

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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…

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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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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…

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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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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…

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Lemon

NEW DEVELOPMENT: Zesty Lemon Pyramid Tea

As much as there are tea lovers who enjoy their tea with milk and sugar/honey, so tea is also synonymous with a slice of lemon. Rooibos, with its natural sweet, full taste actually needs no more than just a slice of lemon. Our latest Zesty Lemon release is just that. A fruity rooibos blend with…

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Carmien Wins at Dubai International Taste Awards

Carmién Receives Silver and Bronze at the Dubai International Taste Awards 2022

Carmién Tea has recently entered two of our teas for consideration in the Dubai International Taste Awards where a total of 210 companies from 10 different nations participated. Only 140 awards were conferred in the Food and Beverages division. Among those was our Carmién Floral Berry which received a silver award and Carmién Revive a…

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Spring

Spring is in the air

There is no better way of welcoming spring than with a red velvet cake decorated with vibrant wild flowers. To complement the cake, enjoy a flavorsome cup of flower rooibos tea with it. For my special flower cake, I choose the Floral Berry from the Carmién Tea pyramid tea range. RED VELVET BERRY TEA CAKE…

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Coco Pine

NEW Coco Pine Cold Brew Rooibos Tea

Who would have thought that we would ever think of cold tea as a great alternative to our much-loved hot cuppa? The cold brew trend swayed coffee lovers but did it really influence tea drinkers? One would naturally think that a cold brew tea range would find great favour in our hot South African climate…

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Private

Private Label Offering

The growing demand for private label in South Africa reflects the trust that has been built with customers in favour of private label. At the same time, the demand for private label rooibos blends corresponds with the increasing awareness of rooibos tea and its multiple health benefits, plus a greater prioritization of self-care and healthy…

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Trends in the private label retail market

Private label sales have been steadily moving upward since 2016. In fact, it showed its highest growth during lockdown which begs the question as to why it has been gaining such continued momentum in the retail market. Financial challenges resulting from the pandemic have led to consumers consciously seeking the best value for their money….

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Rusk

Deluxe nutty wholewheat rusks

There is no better way to unwind than taking a moment to sit down for a good cup of rooibos and enjoy it with a nutty rusk that you can dunk into it. Carmién Tea is known for their innovative tea blends and quite new in the range is their Calm rooibos tea – a…

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Key differences between Red and Green Rooibos

What exactly is the difference between green rooibos and rooibos (red bush) tea? Could one be better than the other? Just as with black (Camelia Sinensis) and green tea, the difference lies in the processing. Both red and green rooibos comes from the same plant but rooibos(red bush) go through a fermentation (oxidation) process which turns the green…

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The Convenience Factor: Cold Brew and Ready To Drink Rooibos Teas

In our fast paced world where nothing ever comes to a standstill, convenience is rapidly rising with consumers seeking convenience solutions to every aspect of their lives, spurring companies in the food industry value chain to greater innovation in both product and services in order to remain relevant. This is very evident in the beverage…

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Train

Sensory Workshop presented by the Stellenbosch University Food Science Department

In our quest to continue supplying rooibos of exceptional high standard and quality, it is important to train all staff involved on an annual basis. Regular training helps to improve our internal grading and tasting protocols. We recently sent our entire quality and grading panel for a Sensory Workshop on the quality assessment of rooibos….

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Premium Rooibos

Premium Rooibos Teas by Lize Mouton Collection

LMC founder, Lize du Preez, nee` Mouton, is the inspiration behind this young growing brand, conceived in 2018. The beautifully packaged LMC Rooibos Tea Collection celebrates her South African roots, her love for tea, and a long family heritage of Rooibos farming.  LMC speaks directly to the consumer who prefers a touch of luxury, trendy…

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Kiddies Cold Brew

New kiddies cold brew tea range

Kiddies alert! Our newly launched Carmién Kiddies Cold Brew tea range follows hot on the heels of our existing range of cold brew teas, a trend that has become a firm favourite among our Rooibos tea lovers in sunny South Africa. Cold Brew teas were specially developed to be used in cold water. Using cold…

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What is the hype around rooibos?

Rooibos (aspalathis linearis) is a bushy, herbal plant that grows indigenous to the Cederberg region of the Western Cape, South Africa. Its origin predates societies of tea drinkers by centuries, as its naturally replenishing qualities were discovered by the Khoi-San tribes before recorded historians first took note of its expansive litany of benefits in 1772….

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Flavour Profile

Rooibos Flavour Profile

It’s the time of year where we undergo our favourite activity, which is rooibos harvesting. Now, a crucial synergy between temperature, the elements, and time play a role in the harvest’s yield. We look forward to see combination of hand-picked and machine-supported cutting, fermentation, and oxidization of rooibos. This to many, seems like repetitive chores…

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Chai

Chai & Rooibos

Our rooibos teas are naturally functional due to the nourishing, enriching ingredient rooibos is on its own. Honouring tea rituals internationally, we found that an equally beneficial ingredient (or rather, ingredients) is chai! What about chai tea is so enriching? Here are five health benefits when incorporating chai spices into a tea: chai spices such…

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Rooibos, the new cool: breaking down the rooibos flavour profile

Tea is widely regarded as one of the most aromatic and appetizing drinks in the world, second only to water in terms of consumption. Strictly speaking, the word ‘tea’ only refers to a beverage that comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant, which is native to Asia. The most common tea varieties are black, green, white,…

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mint

Rooibos and mint, a match made in heaven

For centuries, cultures around the world have embraced the invigorating aroma and refreshing taste of mint. But beyond its delightful flavour, mint boasts a treasure trove of health benefits. When combined with the naturally sweet and antioxidant-rich rooibos tea, this dynamic duo elevates your cup to a wellness powerhouse. Let’s delve into the individual merits…

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Journey

From Crop to Cup: Unveiling the Rooibos Journey

Ever wondered how your favorite cup of rooibos tea comes to be? Buckle up for a fascinating journey that starts with tiny seeds and ends up in your mug! Planting the Seeds of Goodness Our rooibos story begins between February and March, when seeds are sown. After a few months, the seedlings find their permanent…

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