Pure Rooibos

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Rooibos Tea
Rooibos Leaves
Sweet, Tobacco, Wood
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine Free
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Average preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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Rooibos is a caffeine free herbal brew that has a smooth taste because it does not have tannin like tea made with the Camellia Sinensis plant. Its great iced or hot and with or without milk.

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The story of Rooibos starts around the turn of the century in South Afric’•s beautiful Cedarberg region. It was the locals of the area who first discovered that the fine needle like leaves of the wild “Aspalathus Linearis” plant made a tasty aromatic tea.

It was they who first harvested the plants, chopped them with axes and bruised them with hammers leaving them to ferment before drying in the sun. Rooibos is a herb that contains no caffeine. Those that consume Rooibos have claimed that it has a soothing effect on headaches, disturbed sleeping patterns and digestive problems.

Rooibos seeds are planted in February and March and tended for 18 months after which they are harvested. Cut Rooibos is bound and milled to a uniform length then bruised between rollers to trigger the fermentation process, which results in the characteristic flavor and sweet aroma.

Organic Rooibos,
Cedarber, South Africa

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If you’ve had rooibos, then you know what it’s all about – vibrant red-brown color, sweet tobacco-y taste, and a generally relaxing experience. I love this stuff.

Flavors: Sweet, Tobacco, Wood

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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