Rooibos is an herbal tea that comes from a bush in South Africa. The name “rooibos” literally means “red bush”. It’s often consumed as an alternative to coffee because it has no caffeine and is lower in tannins than black or green tea.
Paleo and Caffeine
Caffeine can absolutely be included as part of a healthy Paleo lifestyle, but some people are more sensitive to it than others. For those who can’t tolerate caffeine, rooibos can make an excellent substitution as something warm and comforting to drink that is also loaded with antioxidants.
Paleo and Autoimmune Protocol
Mickey Trescott of Autoimmune Paleo prefers rooibos above other coffee substitutes.