Size: 4 ounces
Rooibos is a premium, herbal tea native to South Africa. Rich in antioxidants, minerals, and nutrients. Naturally delicious served hot or iced and caffeine free. The rooibos bush (pron: 'roy-bus') grows only in the Cederberg Mountain range of South Africa. It was first noted by botanist Carl Humberg in 1772. A century later, Benjamin Ginsberg, a Russian immigrant, realized its marketing potential, and in 1904 began offering it as an herbal substitute to tea. The difficulty of shipping tea during World War II boosted demand for Rooibos, which began to be referred to as 'Red Bush Tea', or simply 'Red Tea.' In Japan, Rooibos is believed to aid longevity, and is known as Long Life Tea. The antioxidants in Rooibos, as well as its mineral content, have a significantly beneficial effect on general health. Drinking Rooibos daily may help fight the free radicals that contribute to chronic diseases such as arteriosclerosis, arthritis, heart disease and cancer.