Rooibos Tea

Rooibos tea is exclusively grown in the Cederberg district of South Africa. The known history of this plant is relatively young, dating back only 300 year or so when European explorers noted that local people were using the plant. The name rooibos derives from the Afrikaans language, translating to “red bush”, which is the appearance of the mature plant. This caffeine-free tea is grown from the Aspalathus linearis plant. Unlike many other plants, this has not been fully domesticated and grows high up in the mountains.

The popularity of rooibos tea started to grow during World War 2. During this time period access to more established black and green teas from Asia were difficult. It would take several more years though for this light earthy flavoured tea to truly grow in popularity. The added benefit of high levels of antioxidants can help fend off free radicals that cause damage to cells in our bodies. Explore the various blends of rooibos tea that are offered. We’re sure that you’ll want to add this to your collection of teas that you drink.