Rooibos Tea is a direct translation from Africa, meaning “red bush,” and is a natural herb. The plant grows at 1500 to 2000 feet above sea level in the Cederberg Mountains of the Western Cape of South Africa.
Rooibos seeds are planted during February and March then tended for 18 months. The entire bush is harvested, cut, and milled to a uniform length. Then the pieces are bruised between rollers triggering the oxidation process. The tea turns from green to a characteristic reddish-brown color while developing a naturally sweet aroma.
Pronounced “Roy Boss,” all are loose-leaf. The tea has soothing effects on headaches, disturbed sleeping patterns, and digestive or colic problems. In addition, many daily recommended nutrients can be derived from hot or iced cups of tea. For example, Iron, Copper, Zinc, Magnesium, Fluoride, Manganese, and Sodium means healthy skin, teeth, bones, blood, and metabolic functions.
Does this all sound too good to be true? We think not, and we drink a ton of this tea at Local Tea Company. We are all very healthy specimens! Here is a post about Five Reasons you will Love Rooibos Tea.
We have selected some of the best flavors around for your enjoyment, each with its own special qualities. All teas are sold in 2oz packets from which 20-25 cups of tea can be brewed unless otherwise noted. Steep in boiling water for as long as you like. The flavor will be stronger the longer the Rooibos Tea steeps.