Our organic, Fair Trade Certified rooibos (pronounced ROY-bus) is an herb native to the beautiful Cederberg region of South Africa. Our superior grade rooibos has small needle-like leaves that yield a dark red infusion with notes of honey, apricots, and mesquite wood and contains no caffeine.
The tasty aromatic infusion of the wild Aspalathus linearis plant was discovered at the turn of the 19th century. It was originally harvested by hand, chopped with axes, and bruised with hammers then left to ferment before drying in the sun. Now, due to demand, rooibos is cultivated rather than collected from the wild. Rooibos seeds are planted in February and March and tended for 18 months, after which they are harvested. Cut rooibos is bound and milled to a uniform length then bruised between rollers to trigger the fermentation process and finally dried in the sun, which results in its characteristic flavor and sweet aroma.
Ingredients: organic South African rooibos