The mild tea from South Africa
Rooibos tea comes from South Africa where it is mainly grown on the west coast. The Red Bush which is similar to gorse provides the leaves and twigs for the tea. The reddish brown infusion has a very mild taste and a typical red-brown colouring. Rooibos teas are available in pure form or with various flavours such as fruit, vanilla or peppermint.
Characteristics of rooibos tea
- The best brewing time for rooibos teas is about five minutes
- According to taste you can add sugar, lemon, milk, fruit juice or rum
- Rooibos tea, like green tea can be infused several times.