Red Bush TeaRooibos meaning literally red bush in Afrikaans is made from a centuries old and much respected South African herb, Aspalathus linearis. It grows only in the stunning Cederberg Mountains in the Western Cape, and is best known for its fine needle like leaves from which the tea is made.

Rooibos started its life as a wild plant and it is quite amazing that it was ever discovered and made into the exquisite tea that we know today. Our rooibos tea plants remain as they have always been, never modified or subjected to hybridisation, so maintaining a more natural and ecologically sound environment.

Little is known about the early history of rooibos only that it has been used for many centuries by the indigenous Khoisan tribes. They used a process thought to have been copied from Malay slaves, but they were the first to harvest the wild plants, chopping them with axes, bruising them with hammers and leaving them to ferment in heaps before drying them in the sun.

Rooibos meaning literally red bush in Afrikaans is made from a centuries old and much respected South African herb, Aspalathus linearis. It grows only in the stunning Cederberg Mountains in the Western Cape, and is best known for its fine needle like leaves from which the tea is made.

Rooibos started its life as a wild plant and it is quite amazing that it was ever discovered and made into the exquisite tea that we know today. Our rooibos tea plants remain as they have always been, never modified or subjected to hybridisation, so maintaining a more natural and ecologically sound environment.

Little is known about the early history of rooibos only that it has been used for many centuries by the indigenous Khoisan tribes. They used a process thought to have been copied from Malay slaves, but they were the first to harvest the wild plants, chopping them with axes, bruising them with hammers and leaving them to ferment in heaps before drying them in the sun.

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