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Red Rooibos is a sweet tea with a nutty taste and hints of fruit and citrus.

Ingredients: Rooibos

25g (8-15 cups of tea)
100g (35-65 cups of tea)
500g (165-300 cups of tea)
2kg (670-1300 cups of tea)
85g Tin - Loose leaf (30-35 cups of tea)


  • Serving Size: 2.5g /cup
  • Steeping Temp: 100°C
  • Steeping Time: 5 mins.
  • Certification: Organic
  • Origin: S. Africa
  • Caffeine: Caffeine Free


Rooibos, translated from Africaans to mean "Red Bush', a.k.a. "Bush Tea' or "Red Tea' is a green shrub native to South Africa grown only in a small area in the Cederberg region of the Western Cape Province. It is naturally caffeine free, and has been consumed for hundreds of years by the natives of the Cape Town region. Rooibos has a rich red color, with a naturally sweet and slightly nutty flavor, and offers many health benefits such its high antioxidant content. This South African tea is widely consumed in the same manner as black teas, with milk, sugar or lemon according to personal preference. It offers many health benefits including a high antioxidant content and is said to naturally boost energy.

Story, Folklore, History...

History of Rooibos:A virtually unknown herb until the mid 19th century, Rooibos was brewed for centuries as an herbal remedy by the Khoisans South African Bushmen. Knowledge of the properties of this herb almost vanished as environmental changes caused the Khoisan population to dwindle, although its use was reported by a botanist in the late 18th century, and eventually began to be traded at Mountain Tea in the early 20th century.

Tasting Notes

Certification: Organic
Grade or Quality: Loose Leaf Naturally Caffeine Free Tea
Aroma: Sweet, nutty, slight citrus
Infusion Aroma: Light, slightly nutty
Infusion Color: Deep Amber
Base flavor: Fruity, nutty, hint of citrus
Infusion Strength: Medium

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Delicious & full of flavour, always drink it black & i love it

Submitted by Mrsmom
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Quality is good and taste is as expected, very good.

Submitted by Gab23131
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Awesome flavour with a slight sweetness. I can add my own spices if I want, depending on my mood, and can enjoy before bed!

Submitted by liburke
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Great tea for anytime in the day

Submitted by SquareLemons
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This is very nice rooibos tea. It has a wonderful sweet taste! We drink it often. The price is also reasonable:)

Submitted by Cinnamon Girl
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Excellent tea, especially for those looking for a good caffeine free classic to keep around the house. Tastes great with a little milk, but this tea holds its own even when going solo.

Submitted by paigerama
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Very flavourful

Submitted by MJay22
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Rooibos is one of my favs since I have to avoid caffeine.

Submitted by fgmedia
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A great caffeine free tea

Submitted by Acceber
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My family loves Rooibos; so it never lasts long. Therefore, I recently ordered the 500 g pouch
Rooibos is my kind of tea when I want tea with milk and honey but don’t want the caffein. Rooibos tea is said to have all sorts of healing qualities.

Submitted by Henrike
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Love Rooibos tea.  Very nice if you mix it with something like Lemongrass.

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