Tasting Notes: Full-bodied and malty with notes of vanilla and black tea.
Often called “African Red Bush,” the rooibos plant was discovered in South Africa in 1772. The indigenous peoples collected and brewed its fine, needle-like leaves. This practice was co-opted by Dutch settlers, who needed a replacement for expensive British teas. Difficulty with cultivation hampered the adoption of this herbal tea until the mid-20th century.