£6.00 – £11.00
Also known as Red Bush, its country of origin is South Africa.
Natives used Rooibos to make a fruity, sweet tea long before Europeans did. Completely caffeine free, its benefits are abundant in treating severe headaches, insomnia, asthma, eczema and hypertension. Rooibos is delicious as a hot beverage or ice tea.
The branches of the shrub were dried in the sun and then cut into small pieces. The tea was first exported to far away countries in the 19th century and its export has been growing ever since. This resulted in a controlled cultivation of the once wild growing shrub. A high-quality Rooibos tea can be identified by its ruby colour and the soft, sweet, characteristic, aromatic taste. The leaf points out rather long needles.
1 teaspoon. /1litre