Pronounced ROY –bus, this is an herb native to the beautiful Cedarberg 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 Aspalathuslinearis 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, which results in its characteristic flavor and sweet aroma.
After the redbush are cut, the natural fermentation processed is stopped. This un-oxidized organic Green Rooibos yields a fresher, lighter infusion with less fruit and more herbal qualities than conventional, oxidized organic rooibos from Africa. It also makes a delicious iced tea.
This caffeine-free, organic infusion combines organic rooibos leaves (pronounced ROY -bus) with the classic flavor of natural oil of bergamot, corn flower and vanilla. This organic loose leaf herbal tea will not disappoint Earl Grey lovers looking for a little something different! Rooibos is an herb native to the beautiful Cedarberg region of South Africa.
Organic Rooibos blended with orange peels, hibiscus, rosehips, apple pieces, safflowers, and rose petals with orange, vanilla, and lemon flavor.
Organic Rooibos blended with cinnamon chips, almond bits, orange peel, and sweet cinnamon orange spice flavor.
Organic Rooibos blended with linden blossoms, rose petals, and orange and lemon granules with lemon flavor.
Organic Rooibos blended with rose, cinnamon, apple, almonds, orange and holiday flavoring
Organic Rooibos tea blended with licorice, fennel and other spices with natural flavoring. Excellent taste.Great Hot or Iced.