Rooibos (pronounced “Roy-Boss”) means “red bush” in Afrikaans. The leaves of this evergreen-like bush are native to South Africa. When steeped they produce a luscious ruby-red color and tasty herbal brew free from caffeine. The leaves undergo oxidation which turns a distinctive reddish-brown color, while enhancing flavor. Rooibos tea is prepared in the same manner as other teas and herbal brews; a little sweetener, milk or lemon further enlivens this special botanical. Rooibos has been studied for its novel health promoting benefits, naturally occurring antioxidants. Rooibos is a family-friendly herbal tea that everyone may enjoy daily both hot or iced. Caffeine Free
How to Brew this Tea:
Amount of Tea per 6 oz water – 1 teaspoon
Water Temperature - 210º
Time of Steeping - 5-15 minutes
Iced Tea: Brew as above and chill or double the amount of tea and pour over a full glass of ice.