African tea, a black tea with full-bodied flavors
Most African tea is produced mechanically using the crushing-tearing-curling method. The tea leaves are literally crushed and shredded. This type of tea is mainly sold in bags. But some plantations have chosen to produce quality teas using the orthodox method and opting for organic. The result is real wonders for the palate like our black tea from Rwanda, an original tea produced in very small quantities in the heart of the African garden Rukeri. Another particularity of the African continent is the red tea or rooibos. Even though it is not a tea, this infusion is a great success and is now exported to the four corners of the globe.
South African tea or rooibos
Another African particularity, rooibos or red tea is produced in the mountains of the Cape in South Africa. If rooibos is not really a tea, it is because it comes from a genet species and not from Camelia Sinensis. Yet you will often find this infusion under the generic term of red tea because of its sublime orange-red color. It comes in the form of long needles with warm tones. Rooibos is a sweet drink with a delicate nutty flavor. It is consumed plain or with milk. The African red tea is an infusion that has nothing to do with tea. It does not contain any theine. It can be consumed throughout the day without any restriction.