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: