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Rooibos

Steeping Instructions

Step 1:
Preheat mug with boiling water, discard and refill.
Step 2:
Steep 2 light tsp or 3-4 grams of tea per 8 oz water.
Step 3:
Steep for 7-10 minutes as desired. Great candidate for cold brewing tea for a summer iced treat.
Price:
$3.99
Quantity:

Tip! Consider a sample size to explore 3-4 cups of a new tea!

Rooibos "Red Bush" Tea Description:

Sometimes known as bush tea or red tea, Rooibos is a naturally caffeine free herb steeped for its refreshing taste. Since it is caffeine free, not simply decaffeinated, it’s a great afternoon alternative for those sensitive to caffeine.

Often described as having an earthy taste, some find hints of vanilla, caramel, and other tastes. Many people enjoy it straight, in blends, or with milk and sugar. Rooibos is often used as a base in flavored teas as well.

Want to know more?  Learn more about rooibos, where it comes from, and the many blends it provides.

Adventurous TeaIngredients:

South African Rooibos


South African Rooibos Significance:

The scientific name for rooibos, which comes from Afrikaans meaning “red bush”, is Aspalathus Linearis. Coming from the legume family, rooibos is related to beans, peas, clover, and peanuts, though the family also includes over 16,000 other species. It is a shrub that grows up to 6’ in height with green, needle shaped leaves and yellow flowers.

Rooibos is only grown in one location in the world, the valleys of the Cederberg Mountain region of Western Cape, South Africa, to the north of Cape Town. Rooibos has been consumed by local Khoisan inhabitants for more than 300 years. The arriving Dutch settlers to South Africa in the 1700’s started to consume rooibos due to the high cost of imported black tea. Commercial production began in the 1930’s and more recently its anti-oxidant properties have attracted significant demand, initially from Japan but now from many other countries as well. In fact, exports have increased over 700% from 1993 to 2003.

The specific region where rooibos is grown recently was designated a World Heritage Site, yet the majority of land is privately owned, so the need for responsible land use and development practices has driven the South African Rooibos Council to develop Right Rooibos, a program to foster sustainable production practices for the industry and support production while protecting the environment.


Product Videos

History of Rooibos & Honeybush (04:32)
Rooibos & Honeybush are tisanes that originate from the Cederberg Mountain region of South Africa. Both plants are part of legiume family and have been drunk in South Africa for over 300 years. Processed very similarly to tea, the needles of these plants are harvested, bruised, allowed to oxidize and dried. This produces their signature red color. Green Rooibos and Honeybush are also available, where they stopped oxidation early, but are not often seen in the United States. Growing Region: Rooibos and Honeybush come from one of the most biologically diverse regions of the world and the birthplace of modern humans. The area has several distinct regions ranging from coastal, to lowland fynbos (shrubs with varied shapes and sizes), and mountains with many others in between. The specific region where Rooibos is grown recently was designated a World Heritage Site, yet the majority of land is privately owned, so the need for responsible land use and development practices has driven the South African Rooibos Council to develop Right Rooibos, a program to foster sustainable production practices for the industry and support production while protecting the environment. Tasting Notes: While both Rooibos & Honeybush look similiar, they do not taste the same. Much like its name, Honeybush has a sweet finish than Rooibos. Both tisanes are earthly and woody in flavor. Instructions for Brewing: 3 grams to 8oz of water (roughly 1 tsp) Boiling water (Dropping the water temperature results in less flavor and mouth feel) Steep 7-10 minutes Honeybush: https://www.dominiontea.com/honeybush/ Rooibos: https://www.dominiontea.com/rooibos/ ****** Dominion Tea Across the Web ****** Dominion Tea - https://www.DominionTea.com Tea Blog - http://blog.DominionTea.com Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DominionTea Instagram - https://instagram.com/DominionTea Twitter - https://twitter.com/DominionTea
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Product Reviews

  1. Not Sure 3 Star Review

    Posted by on Jul 22nd 2020

    First time steep Rooibos as noted. The taste was mild not good or bad. I drink assortment of loose tea; this one thus far is average. It is too early to know for sure if I will make it a regular option for afternoon tea.

    I do plan to mix it with other recommended loose tea. No regrets in buying the tea.


  2. Delicious 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Apr 12th 2020

    All Teas that I have purchased from Dominion Tea (present & past) are excellent. Dominion Tea is my only source for tea.


  3. Strong flavor. I really liked it. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Oct 12th 2017

    Bought it as a gift, but I'll buy my own now.