Rooibos is produced by fermenting the green needle like leaves of Aspalathus Linearis, a wild shrub native to South Africa. It is a full flavored tea with low levels of tannin and no calories, oxalic acid or caffeine. Rooibos tea contains many nutrients including a full spectrum of minerals, vitamin C and high levels of antioxidants. The nourishing properties of Rooibos enable it to regulate nervous system imbalances such as headaches, irritability, insomnia, hypertension and depression. The anti-spasmodic properties of Rooibos enable it to aid in digestive imbalances like nausea, cramps, heartburn and constipation. As well, Rooibos is reputed to strengthen the body of low immunity and allergies like hay fever, asthma and eczema. Characteristics – Infusion yields a reddish liquor with an earthy quality that is full and sweet. Brewing Hints – Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil (203 F). Infuse 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup of hot water. Steep 5 to 7 minutes. South Africans enjoy Rooibos as a popular everyday tea. They also serve it chilled and sweetened with fruit juice as a refreshing summer drink.