Rooibos and Chamomile, a powerful combination

Chamomile is probably one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to mankind. It is a member of the Asteraceae/Compositae family and represented by two common varieties viz. German Chamomile (Chamomilla recutita) and Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile). The dried flowers of the chamomile plant contain many components, namely, flavonoids, terpenoids, and coumarins, contributing to its therapeutic medicinal properties.…

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Direct from the farm

News from the farm

The latest updates, direct from the farm. Rainforest Alliance Program Carmién Tea (Pty)Ltd and our subcontracted processing plant, Bergendal Rooibos (Pty)Ltd are proud to be part of the Rainforest Alliance Certification Program. This seal is your guarantee that our certified product, Rooibos, was produced using methods that support the three pillars of sustainability: social, economic,…

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Why Rooibos is good for your garden

Much has been said about the multiple health benefits of Rooibos or ‘red bush’ tea, derived from the unique herbal shrub native to the Western Cape region of South Africa, but its benefits and uses stretch way beyond just human health and enjoyment. As summer now draws to a close in South Africa we are…

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Rooibos benefits for your pets

Who would have thought that rooibos, generally touted as beneficial for the whole family, including the furry ones in the family too! Yes, rooibos is as good for your pet as it is for you. This uniquely South African herbal tea, often called red bush tea, is increasingly being used in dog treats, food supplements…

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Rooibos as a healthy alternative for children

Herbal infusions or tisanes, like Rooibos, are creating a stir amongst youngsters in the growing demand for healthier beverage alternatives. This is also true for health-conscious parents who, due to the high levels of natural sugar in fruit juices are opting for herbal teas and tisanes. Both parents and manufacturers experimented with fruit juices diluted…

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frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions about Rooibos

Do you know everything there is to know about Carmién and Rooibos in general? We often get questions about this miracle plant, and our business, so we thought it would be beneficial to answer some of these questions. Do Carmién Tea supply bulk Rooibos and packaged products? Yes, Carmién supplies Rooibos in both bulk and…

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Our top-selling Rooibos teas

The growing trend towards healthy eating, more fresh produce, natural ingredients and functionality are proving increasingly important to consumers. More home cooking and more conscious food choices were a by-product of the pandemic, especially by younger consumers around the world. Ethically sourced and sustainably produced products are also showing faster growth than those not marketed…

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News from the Farm: January 2023

January is synonymous with rooibos harvesting, clearing the tea fields of unwanted weeds and cleaning all the machinery that will be used during harvesting. Scorching hot days make it very uncomfortable for workers to clean the fields. While some cooling rain in December brought relief and a last growth boost for the rooibos plants, it…

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reasons to detox

Key reasons why we should detox

A lot has been said about detox and we get lost in the maze of information out there, so it may be time to just highlight the key reasons why we should detox. Less fad and more fact. Less deprivation more inspiration. A thoughtfully planned detox gets rid of more than just excess weight. It…

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Why you should consider giving up caffeine

Staunch coffee lovers may balk at the idea of even considering giving up on that familiar energy kick that comes with a good cup of coffee. With or without milk, coffee has an increasing and very distinct allure. With that, too, the undeniable sociability of a quick coffee with friends or colleagues goes without equal.…

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