about rooibos tea
Rooibos tea is a South African shrub known as "red bush" having flat acuminate leaves and yellow flowers; leaves are aromatic when dried and used to make an herbal tea. Rooibos is not a true tea, but a herb. The brew made from the dried Rooibos leaves is therefore a herbal infusion (known as a tisane) rather than a tea, but is widely known as Rooibos tea. Rooibos has a distinctive color, flavour and aroma, which differentiates it from most other teas.
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Our teas are being presented to you as they would be if you were walking along our cupping table, or tea tasting table. This shows a traditional cupping set, with the lidded, toothed cups used to steep the tea. The teeth and lid allow a pour into the tasting bowl while straining out the leaves.