Rooibos – caffeine-free and with natural sweetness
Like the related honeybush, rooibos (red bush) it is not tea in the proper sense, but an infusion made from the needle-like leaves of a bush that grows exclusively in South Africa and is a popular national drink there.
The harvested bunches are cut and pressed, so that the escaping cell sap triggers natural fermentation, the length of which depends on the variant. Green rooibos is immediately dried without fermentation. Rooibos boasts a natural sweetness, is caffeine-free and rich in minerals and vitamins.