Red rooibos blended with sweet vanilla, blue flowers and citrus flavors.
Rooibos is harvested and processed in a similar fashion to the Camillia
sinensis tea plant. When harvested, the bushy rooibos plant is cut by hand and its stems and leaves are bound into bundles. The bundles are sorted and then cut or bruised to encourage oxidation. Oxidation is what brings out the plant’s essential oils and helps the leaves develop their rich color and flavor. The more oxidized the rooibos, the redder in color and sweeter and richer in flavor it becomes. This is the version we know as red rooibos. As it’s an herb, rooibos is completely caffeine free, making it a popular alternative to traditional caffeinated beverages like tea or coffee.
When brewed it produces reddish-orange liquor that yields a taste that is smoky, sweet, woody, grassy, vanilla, floral, honey, herbal and caramel. Full-bodied and nutty, our rooibos has a creamy sweet finish. Rooibos is delicious sipped on its own but it also works well with a bit of milk and a little sugar or honey, which is the traditional South African way to drink rooibos.