Rooibos (Red Bush)



(Aspalathus linearis)

 

Sometimes referred to as ‘redbush tea’. It has been popular in Southern Africa for generations and is now enjoyed around the world.

It is caffeine-free, low in tannin and provides vitamin C, antioxidants and trace minerals including potassium, magnesium and zinc.

It also provides plant flavonoids (pigments with antioxidant properties), including Aspalathin which is typically not found in other plants.

Red bush tea comes from the leaves of the Rooibos shrub which has needle-like leaves and is a member of the legume, or pea, family and native to the mountain slopes of western Cape Province, South Africa. The leaves are fermented and used to make a tisane called Rooibos or red bush tea.

Red bush tea is caffeine free and low in tannin. It has been popular in southern Africa for generations and is now enjoyed around the world. Rooibos is brewed in the same manner as black tea and can be drunk with milk and sugar to taste, or with a slice of lemon and sweetened with honey.

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