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Cultivar: The rooibos plant “Aspalathus linearis” is a member of the legume family.

Altitude: 500m

Harvest: Summer

Grade: Superior grade - Free from pesticides and fertilisers

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  • Inside Story

    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.

  • South Africa, Western Cape, Cederberg mountains

  • Ambience

    Leaf: Tiny, needle like chopped reddish and very delicate leaves. Aroma of sweet grapefruit, honey and vanilla.
    Infused leaf: Super bright, mahogany like mush. Very floral and citrus aroma with hints of geranium and honey.
    Liquor: Bright, deep red liquor releasing a floral scent of geranium. Sweet and heavy mouth-feel liquid with beautiful notes of roasted caramel and vanilla, smooth citrusy and herbacious. Amazing evening drink - caffeine free and can be enjoyed with honey and milk

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