The African Red Bush, or Rooi Bos as it is known in Afrikaans, is a broom-like member of the plant family Fabaceae that grows in South Africa's fynbos. The tea it produces is up there with the most delicious of the caffeine-free tea standards like chamomile and peppermint.
Rooibos is a South African tea made from red bush or Aspalathus linearis, with a unique taste that leaves you with your thirst quenched and any desire for rich flavour well satisfied! It has a sweet flavour, with a soft edge of nuttiness, and a taste ambiance perhaps with just the slightest hint of vanilla. The smell of rooibos is what gets me! When these precious little rust-red sticks hit the hot water… that fresh, woody, delightfully sweet aroma hits the air and fills it with a herbal feast for the nostrils lol.
You may get the impression that I love Rooibos. I do! So, besides the sensory magic it offers, let me tell you why!