Classification: Rooibos – herbal tea
Cultivar: The rooibos plant “Aspalathus linearis” is a member of the legume family.
Origin: South Africa, Cape town, Cederberg mountains
Grade: Superior grade
Leaf: Tiny, needle like chopped reddish, delicate leaves. Aroma of sweet grapefruit, honey and vanilla.
Infused leaf: Super bright, mahogany like mush. Aroma floral and lemon-y with a hints of geranium and honey.
Liquor: Bright, deep crimson red liquor releasing a strong citrus-floral scent. Mouth-feel is thick and sweet with beautiful notes of bergamot, herbs,burnt sugar and vanilla. Amazing drink for any evening (caffeine free). It can be also enjoyed with honey and milk or as a cold drink in summer.
About: Rooibos is an indigenous herb to South Africa's mountainous region Cederberg (north of Cape town) which is a World Heritage protected wildlife area. Rooibos tea is naturally caffeine free and contains 50 times more antioxidants than green tea. It takes about 18 months to grow. Then, its finely chopped, bruised and left to oxidise in heaps and then left to dry in the African sun, where it changes from a vivid green to a deep mahogany red :)