Native to South Africa, Rooibos bush is an herb that contains no caffeine. Its infusion gives a very pleasant beverage, round and slightly sweet. Rooibos particularly suits to prepare flavoured blends.
Often incorrectly called «red tea», this drink comes from South Africa. From the acacia family, this shrub can reach 1.5m in height and is only grown in the north of the Cederberg region. It is harvested in summer during the first three months of the year. The leaves and branches are cut, finely chopped, ground and arranged in small piles on the ground. After being slightly dampened, the product begins a fermentation process to obtain its characteristic red colour and taste. It is then dried in the sun and sieved to remove all impurities, resulting in the beverage we love to drink. Prepared in the same way as a tea, rooibos can be served either hot or cold.