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Rooibos Tea: The Discovery

 Aspalathus Linearis, commonly known as ROOIBOS or RED BUSH, is a natural herb unique to the South African Cedarberg Mountains. It beckons us back to a world without polluted air or soils, rooibos is extravagantly rich in naturally-occurring nutrients.   It was the locals of the area who first discovered that the fine, needle-like leaves of the ROOIBOS plant made a tasty, aromatic tea.  Enjoyed by native South Africans generation after generation.  It was they who first harvested the wild-growing plants, chopped them with axes and then bruised them with hammers, leaving them to ferment in heaps, before drying them in the sun. At a particular point in the plant's ripening process, the leaves develop a reddish brown color, explaining why it is referred to as "red bush".


Home of the Aspalathus Linearis - Rooibos

The Cedarberg mountain range in South Africa.
The only place in the World that Rooibos grows in it's natural habitat.

It was once known as 'Mountain' tea, hence the brand name:
Montego - meaning 'mountainous'
Rediscovered by botanists in the 18th century, generations enjoyed it for its naturally sweet taste - unaware of the startling powers this wonder of nature possessed nor the wide spectrum of applications we would come to discover.

Rooibos shrubs growing on the slopes of the Cedarberg mountain range.

A new plantation of Rooibos (Redbush) with
the Cedarberg mountain range in the distance.
 

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