In collaboration with the Long Walk to Freedom brand, Cape Tea Co produces the Mandela Tea range of indigenous organic packaged tea products.
With a percentage of the profits of Mandela Tea going directly to the Mandela Day School Library project, Cape Tea Co furthers its commitment to linking South African business and sustainable education and social development projects and organisations.
The Mandela Tea range contains honeybush, rooibos, and buchu – all indigenous teas to South Africa. Honeybush contains many of the 14 minerals essential to health and well-being. Among these are the critical elements: Iron, Potassium, Calcium, and Manganese, which are vital to the prevention of anaemia, fluid balance abnormalities, and for adequate bone growth and repair. Honeybush is rich in antioxidants, isoflavours, and contestants.These compounds counter oxidative stress, and prevent the production of free radicals, helping to maintain the natural immune defence system. Additionally, Honeybush tea is known to have a stabilising effect on the control of blood sugar levels, and contains preventative anti-carcinogenic properties.
Rooibos assists with nervous tension, allergies and digestive problems; alleviates infantile colic, allergies, asthma and dermatological conditions. Buchu has antibacterial, antifungal and antispasmodic properties, and provides relief from premenstrual cramping and bloating. Buchu has anti-inflammatory properties make it a very effective remedy for gout and rheumatism, and it is a valuable source of vitamins A, B, C, and E.
Honeybush tea is a naturally sweet tea that contains no caffeine or tannins, which makes it a perfect replacement for coffee and for a sugar substitute. The taste of honeybush tea is far more palatable than rooibos, but when honeybush is combined with rooibos and/or buchu, the powerful flavours are complimented perfectly, making a really unique and delicious hot drink.