Rooibos

Rooibos (Aspalanthus linearis), ‘red bush’ , pronounced roy-boss, is a naturally caffeine free alternative to tea.

Rooibos has more antioxidants than green or black tea and also a range of trace minerals, making it perfect for all ages. Red bush tea is drunk either plain or with sugar and milk according to the consumer’s taste. It is valued highly not only for its refreshing flavour but because it is low in tannin (less than 5%) and is caffeine free.

Rooibos contains at least thirty-seven natural antioxidants, minerals, vitamin C, and alpha-hydroxy acids. At the Art of Tea, we think “red is the new black”. Try some today!

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More about Rooibos Tea…

Because of its popularity, the Rooibos plant is now extensively cultivated, particularly in the Cedarberg Mountains near the Clanwilliam district of South Africa. In late summer or early autumn, the plants are harvested, cut into short lengths, moistened, bruised, allowed to ferment, and dried in the sun to produce red bush tea.

“Red Bush” is brewed like ordinary tea to make South Africa’s most popular hot beverage.