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.
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.