The needle-like leaves of the Aspalathus linearis, or Rooibos plant have been used to make a delicious tea for generations, specifically in its native region of South Africa. It is grown in the fynbos of South Africa, which is a belt of shrub land in the Western and Eastern Cape provinces usually in Cederberg. The red color of the leaves comes from an oxidation process, (also commonly called fermentation in tea processing) and unoxidized “green rooibos” is also produced. Green rooibos has a taste similar to that of green tea, with a grassy quality. On the other hand, traditional red rooibos is more malty, with a sweet aroma. We have many rooibos blends here at Little Woods, such as our Royal Pomander!
Hot Herbal Tea/Tisane
1-2 teaspoons of tea per 8oz cup
Use just boiled water and steep for 5-7 minutes
Green Rooibos Loose Leaf appearance and soft green taste makes it ideal for mixing with dried pieces of fruit and flower petals.