Rooibos (redbush) tea grown, harvested and produced exclusively in the Cederberg region of South Africa, located on the western cape. It is one of the most popular herbal infusions currently available on the market owing mainly to its unique taste and health benefits.
Also called red bush tea, it is known botanically as Aspalathus linearis, a member of the Fabaceae (Legume) family, it is easily recognised by its thin, needle-like leaves. These leaves are the component harvested for the making of this tea, a practice that has taken place for hundreds of years.
According to historical records, the first people to consume rooibos tea were the Khoisan, an indigenous population of South Africa. During the colonial period, it became a more widespread beverage, eventually being introduced to Europe.
In the 1960s, a South African mother named Annique Theron recognised the Health Benefits of Rooibos Tea, publishing a book entitled "Allergies: An Amazing Discovery". In particular, she discovered that the frequent consumption of this tea could temporarily alleviate allergies and even offer colic relief to infants. Her book was a stepping stone, and today, modern science has proven much of her findings.
Further studies have established that it can lower blood pressure, boost the metabolism, improve skin health and reduce the risks of type-2 diabetes. And like many herbal teas, it is also naturally caffeine-free, as well as being exceptionally low in tannins.
However, most people choose it for its taste. A fully-fermented "Red" Tea consists of notes of nuts, honey and caramel combined with strong herbaceous overtones. A minimally-fermented "Green" Rooibos, meanwhile, offers mellowness with slightly sweet tasting undertones.
It is also worth noting that this one of a kind tea is a notably versatile beverage. It can accommodate a variety of flavours as our vast selection will undoubtedly boast, as well as being organic. Blends range from the simple to the extravagant, Which one is for you? Find out today. and buy one of our tea bags in bulk or by themselves.
Brewing instructions for this tea are very simple:
1. Boil fresh water
2. Place your tea into a strainer
3. Pour in the freshwater once it has been boiled
4. Infuse for as long as you personally like your tea done
5. Strain, and enjoy!