Organic tea – rooibos (Planet Organic) 25 bags



Rooibos is usually grown in the Cederberg, a small mountainous area in the region of the Western Cape province of South Africa. 

Generally, the leaves are oxidized (often termed “fermentation” in common tea processing terminology). This process produces the distinctive reddish-brown color of rooibos and enhances the flavor. Unoxidized “green” rooibos is also produced, but the more demanding production process for green rooibos (similar to the method by which green tea is produced) makes it more expensive than traditional rooibos. It carries a malty and slightly grassy flavour somewhat different from its red counterpart.

The rooibos plant is endemic to a small part of the western coast of the Western Cape province of South Africa. It grows in a symbiotic relationship with local micro-organisms and past attempts to grow it outside this area, in places as far afield as the United States, Australia and China, have all failed. Scientists speculate that climate change may threaten the future survival of the plant and the Rand600-million rooibos industry. Some claim that increasing temperatures and decreasing rainfall may result in the extinction of the plant within the next century.  Let’s look after our world as best we can, eh?  Buying organic’s a great start, And having it delivered saves on fuel.  And making your delivery carbon neutral with Greenfleet.

Planet Organic Rooibos has a refreshing and unique sweet flavour, with a characteristic deep red infusion. Meaning red-bush, Rooibos is native to the slopes of the mountain ranges of South Africa’s Western Cape.

Ingredients: Certified organic rooibos.

Certified organic by Australian Certified Organic (443).