Rooibos Tea Plant Overview
Contrary to popular belief, the Rooibos tea plant is not a herb, but rather part of the indigenous Fynbos family of South Africa. Rooibos tea is made from the leaves and is very popular with health-conscious individuals as it is caffeine-free, low in tannins and rich in anti-oxidants. Like all good teas, the best flavour comes from plants grown at a higher altitude. It is also a favoured ingredient in cosmetics, slimming products and baking.