Of course, Rooibos ‘Tea’ isn’t a tea at all. It’s a type of herb, native to South Africa, where is has been drunk for only a few hundred years - another young upstart in the world of tea.
It’s harvested during summer and processed in the same way as tea. Oxidation of the leaf creates the characteristic stunning red colour: the longer the oxidation, the deeper the colour.
Rooibos is incredibly versatile and works with or without milk and tastes wonderful, but its killer feature – naturally caffeine free - it’s a wonderful addition to the global ‘tea’ portfolio.