Green Rooibos Tea and Green Tea – are they both caffeine-free?
No, they are not. Green Rooibos Tea has zero caffeine but Green Tea does contain caffeine. So, if you want to avoid caffeine, improve the quality of your sleep and avoid revving your system, stick to Green Rooibos Tea and avoid Green Tea.
How come? It’s because they come from completely different plants. Green Rooibos leaves and Original Rooibos leaves both come from the Aspalathus Linearis shrub which grows in the Cederberg Mountain region of South Africa’s Western Cape – and nowhere else. Green Tea leaves and traditional black tea leaves both come from the Camellia Sinensis bush that is cultivated in India and South East Asia.
Green Rooibos Tea provides the same (if not more!) unique health benefits as Original Rooibos Tea. These benefits are exclusive to Rooibos so you won’t get them from a cuppa of Green Tea.
The only real similarity between Green Rooibos and Green Tea is in the way they are processed. If you’d like to know more about this and the particular features and benefits of Green Rooibos Tea vs Green Tea, then you’ll find this blog post very helpful.