8 Ways Switching to Caffeine-Free Rooibos Tea Can Improve Mental Health

Experience a mental revival! Activate your Zen with a cup of health-boosting rooibos tea instead of charging up with caffeine.

In a world of madness, more and more people are channelling their inner Zen to find a level of balance. Oprah has Sunday spiritual meditation, Russel Brand does yoga to get in touch with his mind, and Jim Carrey uses art as a form of escape. What do they all have in common? They opted to ditch the caffeine for better mental health. Who knows? You might even find your true Zen through the magic of rooibos tea.


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1. Dear anxiety, let’s break up

Caffeine seems to be a must-have for many go-getters. It has its cognitive perks, including boosting energy and alertness. However, caffeine is a stimulant that can activate a buzz that never seems to end. Enter the inner jitter monster that leaves you tense and often feeling unsettled.

Rooibos is caffeine-free, which helps the body relax. It also contains excellent little antioxidants (polyphenols) that work hard to widen the blood vessels, causing them to relax and therefore help to reduce anxiety. Rooibos also lowers the production of cortisol (your primary stress guy). Naturally, people with lower stress levels experience less anxiety and vice versa, so rooibos tea sounds like the perfect partner in crime to break up this toxic relationship.

2. Sweet dreams are made of tea

As mentioned above, cortisol is responsible for those nasty feelings keeping you up at night. Having a cup of rooibos around bedtime will ease your mind and body, leaving you with a higher likelihood of unhindered sleep for the night.

3. Stay strong and live long

There’s a reason the saying goes, “healthy body, healthy mind”. It’s been proven that when we live healthier lifestyles, our mental health is positively affected. Rooibos is sugar-free and naturally sweet enough on its own. So, by cancelling out any extra sugar and dairy you might normally have with your coffee or Ceylon tea, you’re cutting calories without any effort. This super-healthy herbal tea is packed with vitamins and minerals and allows a higher absorption rate for nutrients in your body. Also, with its anti-inflammatory qualities, your muscle recovery will be quicker than Wolverine’s. Crossfitters, you’ll be able to work out with no worries.

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4. Blends with benefits

It’s not a witch’s brew, but nature certainly brings magic to our bodies. Mint is an essential part of aromatherapy and its strong and refreshing scent beats stress and revitalises the mind. We all know that oranges are great for vitamin C boosts, and ginger is a powerful herbal brain supplement used to treat depression, anxiety, brain ageing, and neurodegenerative diseases. With our unique hot and ice tea blends and mixes, BOS allows you to experience the benefits of rooibos – while getting all the gains from other herbs and remedies to boot!

Also read: How we come up with our unique BOS Rooibos and Ice Tea flavours

5. Glowing skin from within

Body image is essential and links to our mental health and well-being. People have different ways of boosting their morale; through pep talks in the mirror, consistent beauty regimes, or healthy diet and exercise choices. All around the world, celebrities are vouching for rooibos tea beauty products for their flawless skin and luscious, glossy hair. Rooibos contains an abundance of superoxide dismutase, an enzyme that’s a supernova regarding anti-ageing. It also reduces wrinkles while boosting the production of healthy skin cells. All its antioxidants and nutrients boost hair growth and promote shiny hair. Just ask Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Charlize Theron – celebs who all swear by rooibos beauty products.

6. Fake it till you make it

Our facial muscles influence our emotional state in the same way our emotional state influences our muscles that enable us to smile, raise an eyebrow, or frown. So flashing those pearly whites can totally bring ease to your mental well-being. What’s this got to do with drinking rooibos? Well, rooibos contains calcium, magnesium, and potassium as well as antioxidants that help to support healthy pearly whites!

7. Goodbye headaches

Did you know that caffeine is a major trigger for headaches? It’s a diuretic that results in more bathroom breaks – enter the dehydration station. When you’re dehydrated, the brain can temporarily contract from fluid loss, which, you guessed it, leads to a banging headache (and a miserable mood). Also, if you generally have a high caffeine intake, any alteration to your regular coffee or caffeinated tea drinking can result in a caffeine withdrawal headache. Yikes!

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8. Spice up your life

Research shows that the mere sniff of cinnamon can improve attention and memory. Spices found in chai can significantly benefit both short-term and long-term cognitive function. So why not spice things up with BOS Chai Flavoured Organic Rooibos Tea? Our chai is different from others on the market because we make use of a real chai-spice blend for a delicious, naturally sweet and spicy tea. Of course, instead of black tea we use rooibos tea, so those health benefits just keep steeping in.

10 October 2022 is World Mental Health Day, and were urging our BOS family to make some healthy decisions with the magic of rooibos tea. If you, or someone you know, is struggling with mental health issues, please reach out to a support group.


Not sure where to find BOS tea? Depending on where you are in the world, you can buy BOS rooibos tea online and have it delivered directly to your doorstep. For more info or to shop now, visit our online shop here.

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