A richly delicious infusion with deep earthy notes, bright red berries and cedar. Can be beautifully enhanced by the addition of a twist of lemon zest.
This is no ordinary tea harvest. But then Rooibos (Afrikaans for 'red bush') is no ordinary tea. Strictly speaking a legume, the needle-like leaves produce a deeply delicious caffeine-free drink. It has been used as a medicine to cure innumerable ills and drunk for pleasure for many thousands of years by the people of this area.
This is real bush-tea - it's beyond organic and indigenous. To protect the delicate ecosystem of the Cedarberg Mountains it's harvested on a on horseback with machetes, ensuring no damage is done to the fragile local environment.
This is sustainable farming at its best.
Dr Frikkie Strauss
We source it from a farmer who is also the local GP - Dr Strauss. He is an amazing man who is not just interested in saving people but the environment and the endangered local Cape Leopard.