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South Africa’s favourite Rooibos tea has a starring role in Marvel comic strip

Just like Popeye needs his spinach, She-Hulk needs her Rooibos tea.

06 Mar 2018

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South Africans choose Rooibos tea for its delicious flavour, its medicinal properties and health benefits. A cup of Rooibos tea always seems to come at the right time.

Well we aren’t the only ones who believe in the calming effects of a good cup of Rooibos, in the latest edition of Marvel’s She-Hulk, psychiatrist, Dr. Flo Mayer offers She-Hulk a cup of Rooibos tea to calm her down which no doubt, she needs after a hectic day of saving the world.

                                                           Image: Marvel Comics

This just goes to show how amazing our Rooibos tea is. I always grab a cup when I need to relax and channel my "inner peace", so it's exciting to see that international brands have recognised our national treasure for its ability to relieve stress, maintain anxiety levels and to just keep you calm.

Spokesperson of the SA Rooibos Council, Adele du Toit said in a statement, “Global consumption of Rooibos is at around 15 000 tons per annum and the demand for the product continues to grow. It’s fast becoming a popular choice among a variety of herbal teas around the world which is a testament to how increasingly popular Rooibos has become."

Being a superhero can't be easy. Rushing to work on a daily basis and complete your job to the best of your abilities can sometimes wear you down. We live in such a stressful, demanding world and sometimes just like She-Hulk, we’re going to need to take a step back and relax with a fresh cup of Rooibos tea.

There are so many different ways to use Rooibos and a variety of ways to cook with it. Let’s have a look at some of our personal favourite Rooibos recipes.

Any kind of mousse is delicious, so I am confident that this Rooibos tea and ricotta mousse will be a winner...

Who would've thought you could marinate your meat in rooibos tea? well these Pork ribs are a definite must try!

Why not pair a slice of this rooibos banana cake with a cup of rooibos tea...

And since we’re still enjoying Summer, how about you make this rooibos tea punch as a refreshment...

So which recipe will you be using to channel your inner She-Hulk calm?


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