The organic Rooibos has a very sweet flavor close to the hazelnut. Also called red tea, it is the traditional drink ofSouth Africa. It can be consumed throughout the day, but also in the evening, because it is totally devoid of theine. Rooibos has many benefits, it is very good plain, but you can also enjoy it with milk and sugar. Rooibos should not be confused with Honeybush which has a honeyed flavor.
Time of day
Day & Evening
15-20g / L
Natural Rooibos: the caffeine-free red tea from Africa
Produced in the Cederberg mountains north of Cape Town, rooibos is native to South Africa exclusively. In reference to its rusty or coppery color, South Africans have named it "red bush". Thin as needles, the leaves of rooibos offer a red-orange liquor with a delicate taste that becomes full-bodied but never bitter, even with prolonged infusion. Our organic rooibos can be flavored with vanilla or combined with other ingredients to obtain a drink as greedy as original.
Benefits and virtues of natural rooibos
Rich in antioxidants, potassium, calcium and magnesium, rooibos or red tea is sought after for its remineralizing and anti-aging properties as well as its preventive properties against asthma, allergies, eczema or insomnia. Rooibos is also known for its action against digestion and intestinal transit disorders. Free of caffeine and theine, red tea can be consumed at any age. In South Africa, rooibos tea is served to young children as well as to grandparents.
Our tasting tips
How to prepare natural rooibos?
The preparation of organic rooibos is similar to that of green teas. To brew it successfully, the water must be boiling and not simmering. The infusion time is longer: you will have to wait between 7 and 10 minutes before tasting your natural rooibos with its nutty taste.
How much natural rooibos should I use?
Count on 15 to 20 grams of natural organic rooibos leaves for 1 liter of water. The weight for a standard cup is about 3 to 4 grams, or 1 heaped teaspoon.
What is the ideal infusion temperature for natural rooibos?
Some infusions require simmering water. This is the case for green and white teas. The infusion of organic rooibos requires water at 100°C. After 7 to 10 minutes, the leaves will have completely perfumed your cup. Your rooibos is ready. Before infusion, do not hesitate to scald your accessories: teapots and cups.
When to drink rooibos ?
Natural or with milk, organic rooibos can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Served chilled, organic rooibos can be used to prepare iced drinks with the refreshing taste of fruits like orange or lemon.
The benefits of natural rooibos in bulk
At Thés & Traditions, our organic rooibos is offered in bulk. It is packaged in a zipped bag or in a box to offer you optimal quality and freshness. Unlike teas and infusions in individual bags, our organic rooibos in bulk contains only whole leaves to ensure a drink with an impeccable taste.