We were gifted with a wonderful box full of OuHuis Rooibos teas that we spent most of February reviewing on Instagram. These teas really are wonderful, we particularly enjoyed their Sage, Lemongrass and Espresso teas – for different reasons. Without further a due here are all the individual reviews collated into a single place for your tea learning pleasure…
This chamomile Rooibos tea is grounded and earthy with hints of apple and Rooibos sweetness. It is light, airy and really palatable, we are sure most people will enjoy. Take this tea near bedtime to aid relaxation and calming for a good night’s sleep.
Some of the benefits of chamomile tea include:
- Promotes Sleep and Treats Insomnia
- Boosts Immunity
- Treats Colds
- Reduces Muscle Spasms and Period Pain
- Soothes Stomach Ache
- Treats Cuts, Wound and Skin Conditions
- Reduces Stress
- Lightens Skin
When you open the pack of OuHuis Rooibos Tea with Blackcurrant flavor and take a sniff a lovely mild and sweet berry smell teases your taste buds. The tea brews into a strong dark tea and as it cools to a drinkable temperature, wafts of blackcurrant fill the air. Yummy! The tea is strong but the blackcurrant flavor is not overpowering. This tea will taste really well served with some milk and sugar, these will enhance the blackcurrant flavor as you sip your tea. Don’t like additives, don’t worry the tea leaves a wonderfully pleasing aftertaste. I think this would make a wonderful iced tea and will pair well with sweeter tea treats, particularly if you don’t sweeten your tea.
OuHuis Rooibos and Lemongrass smell and tastes great, whether you add sugar or not or whether you drink the tea hot or cold. When you sniff the newly opened package of tea, the lemon is very inviting. As you bring the tea up for sipping the lively lemon welcomes you. The tea is very refreshing and brews into a strong cup that is not overpowering. When you finish your sip the tea leaves a similar aftertaste that a lemon sweet would, particularly if you added sugar to the tea. The tea is not acidic and doesn’t make your toes curl. So if you have been hesitant to try a lemon tea, this is a good choice. The Rooibos is naturally sweet and blends well with the lemon. Lemongrass is good for digestive disorders, stomach cramps, flatulence, arthritic pains, colic and fevers.
OuHuis Rooibos and Buchu has a distinctive taste and smell. This Rooibos buchu blend, brews into an unsweetened, silky minty tea that can easily be had with or without milk and sugar. Or with milk and sugar should you prefer a sweeter tea. The tea is mildly astringent. This caffeine free tea would make a good after dinner tea, pairing well with heavy meals. Buchu is a protected herb that grows naturally in the Western Cape of South Africa and has a few good healing properties.
- It is a good antiseptic,
- a natural anti-inflammatory,
- helps in the prevention of cystitis as well as the prevention of prostate and kidney problems.
- It aids digestion.
- Is anti-spasmodic and
- helps the body rid itself of excess water.
When you smell into to open packaging wonderful herby-minty aromas catch your nose. The brewed tea shares these same aroma qualities with an added eucalyptus characteristic and has a silky smooth feel in the mouth. A wonderful strong cup of tea brews, characteristic to the Ouhuis tea brand. The tea has a lovely earthy red/brown color.
This @ouhuisrooibos Rooibos with vanilla flavor tea is sweet on its own with the vanilla lending itself well to the Rooibos. This tea will make a wonderful iced tea, particularly for those of us watching our weight. Pair this tea with sweet or savory foods. If you have a big sweet tooth- pair it with the sweet tea treats.
Vanilla comes from vanilla orchids. A flowering plant genus of about 110 species with the most widely known one is native to Mexico. It is from this plant that commercial vanilla is derived. As we have come to know the quality of the OuHuis teas, this tea does not disappoint- the aroma can be smelt almost instantly and it is sweet and pleasing. Vanilla flavored tea fans will not be disappointed.
Personally, I am not a fan of food or drink that causes discomfort on the way down, food is supposed to be enjoyed, why would you punish yourself! Some ginger teas are so strong, I dilute them. One pouch makes two cups. Ouhuis Rooibos and ginger (12%) is right up my street. When you open the packaging you get a wonderful smell of freshly grated ginger, the brewed tea smells the same and is very pleasant to drink. There is no burn at the back of your throat. This tea would pair well with cupcakes and cheesecake. If you have never given ginger tea a try, this is one that you can start with. For strong ginger lovers, I think this tea will disappoint.
Ginger is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root or simply ginger is used widely as a spice or herbal medicine. The ginger plant grows to about a meter tall and bears narrow leaf blades and pale pink flowers.
*Ginger aids digestion
*Nausea – very good for morning sickness
*Cold and flu relief
Ouhuis Rooibos Espresso is a loose leaf tea that is to be used in a french press or espresso machine. The tea brews into a dark liquor which is strong but not astringent. The tea is silky and smooth to the taste. Enjoyable with or without milk and sugar. Definitely, a tea to be enjoyed at or with breakfast. This tea brews into a beautiful dark red/brown color perfect for adding some milk and possibly a sweetener, should your palate require some. Rooibos espresso smells sweet with an earthy aroma coming through. Wet rain comes to mind, but its not quite like that… The Rooibos leaves are very finely cut, which each leaf being about 1mm in length. The cut tea leaves are also very fine. The loose leaves smell sweet.
A lovely gentle green Rooibos tea with a hint of sweet grass. Perfect for those wanting to experiment with Green Rooibos but are hesitant. A great tea to cook with: marinades, desserts, smoothies – it isn’t going to overpower the other ingredients. Traditionally Rooibos is left to ferment in the sun after picking, this does not happen with green Rooibos. Rooibos is called green, when it is harvested, cut and dried. This is done as fast as possible to minimize the fermentation process. This tea would pair well with some fresh lemon and honey.
OuHuis Rooibos and Honey smells like honeycomb! So yummy! The honey flavor is not overpowering, honey fans may even want to add more honey to the tea… the teas smells amazing and will be complemented with some fresh lemon. Honey and Lemon in Rooibos is a perennial South African favorite. Enjoy this tea in the morning accompanied by a hearty breakfast
OuHuis Honey bush
Honey bush is a fruity slightly sweet tea and OuHuis have done a great job! Their Rooibos and honey bush is the perfect combination for an afternoon calming tea or a tea served in tense office meetings. Enjoy this tea black or add milk and sugar or add lemon and honey…each combination brings out different characteristics. Or serve it chilled!
Cyclopia, or more commonly known Honey bush is only found in South Africa. The honey bush tea industry is one of the youngest agricultural industries in South Africa. Although it appears that scientific research on this plant began in 1881, it was only in 1992 that the honey bush was first investigated for cultivation. Cultivation is not always successful so in some cases honey bush is harvested in the wild
A Rooibos tea that brews into a earthy red/brown color which tastes semi sweet and is slightly astringent. This tea is grounding and will not disappoint guests. This tea is definitely a step up from the brands found in your local supermarket. Available in a 40 or 80 teabag size pack. Health benefits of red Rooibos tea include its ability to cure headaches, insomnia, asthma, eczema, bone weakness, hypertension, allergies, and premature aging. This tea is absolutely free from caffeine content and is also low in tannin.
OuHuis Cancer bush and Rooibos is a barky, earthy smelling and tasting tea. Cancer bush is bitter to the taste and is complimented nicely by the Rooibos. The first taste that comes through is the Rooibos and then the cancer bush. Available in a 40 or 80 teabag size pack. Cancer bush is a bitter tasting herb that can be used as an immune booster. It may be used in the treatment of chickenpox, internal cancers, colds, flu, asthma, TB, bronchitis, rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, liver problems, hemorrhoids, piles, bladder and uterus problems, women’s complaints, diarrhea, dysentery, stomach ailments, heartburn, peptic ulcers, backache, diabetes, varicose veins, inflammation, mental and emotional stress, irritability, anxiety, depression, digestion and for improving the appetite. If you are prone to kidney and bladder infections this should be a go to tea for you! This tea is caffeine free so can be drank at anytime of the day.
This loose leaf Rooibos is comforting, not too sweet, it makes a great cup served milky with some added sweetener. Those who like their tea black will also enjoy OuHuis Stokkies Rooibos. It is strong tasting an very mildly astringent. Stokkies is the Afrikaans word meaning little sticks, describing the loose leaf tea perfectly!
Here are 8 proven health benefits to drinking Rooibos:
- Anti inflammatory
- Relieves Hypertension
- Aids the Respiratory System
- Good for Bones and Teeth
- Boosts the Digestive Tract
- Improves blood circulation
- Promoted healthy Hair