No need to be shy with this naked herbal! Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) is a small bush with fine needle like leaves indigenous to South Africa while in North America some refer to it as “Red Bush”. Although it has been cultivated commercially only since the early 20th century, it has been consumed by the indigenous Khoisan people of what’s now known as the Cederberg region of South Africa for hundreds (perhaps thousands) of years. It grows at the highest mountain summit in the country at the Cederberg Nature Reserve where it is harvested by hand by the San tribe.
Brewed “naked”, the way nature made it, Rooibos bears a smooth, natural earthy taste with some citrus notes. Rooibos is naturally caffeine-free, loaded with vitamins and minerals. One of the healthiest drink alternatives. Due to it’s earthy taste with no added flavourings or blending, plain Rooibos is often enjoyed by coffee lovers!