Flavour NotesMalty, Sweet, Honey, Vanilla
A delicious naturally caffeine free alternative to tea.
Rooibos, or Red Bush tea is grown in South Africa. The Rooibos plant is Aspalathus linereas, a legume from the Camellia genus. Cultivation began in South Africa in the 1930s but the plant has been used for medical purposes for several centuries.
After harvesting, the leaves laid out in the hot sun to dry and oxidize. This turns them from green to the iconic rich red which we associate with Rooibos, creating a spectacular deep orange colour when brewed.
Rooibos is high in antioxidants and is caffeine free so can be enjoyed at any time of day. It is low in tannins, meaning it lacks bitterness. Rooibos is well-rounded and full bodied with a robust malty flavour and sweet notes of honey.
We think it perfect for tea time, complimenting any afternoon sweet treat (Mr Tony enjoys a cup of Rooibos with a slice of lemon drizzle cake).
Rooibos makes it perfect as a ‘just before bedtime’ drink. Or enjoy served iced with honey and mint, for a deliciously refreshing and invigorating cup, despite the lack of stimulants.
Recommended brew method
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