**My favorite local South African tea is Rooibos Tea
Centuries ago, rooibos was a drink of the bushmen, who chopped the bush’s stalks, bruised them with hammers, and let them ferment and dry in the sun – to be sipped later in a warm brew over cooking fires.
At first glance, the rooibos bush is unremarkable. It is almost spindly, with needle-like stalks, and looks like just another scrub in the fynbos – the ecologically rich heathland of western South Africa.
Despite its name, it’s not red but earthy green. Rooibos, or “red bush” in Afrikaans, refers to the plant after fermentation, when its stalks turn a deep auburn.
Brew Rooibos Tea for Health
Rooibos tea shows promise when it comes to treating common ailments such as pain and skin conditions, as well as more serious diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. With a rich, crimson color that is visually pleasing along with a smoky, fruity and subtle flavor profile, drinking rooibos tea is a pleasure. Pour yourself a cup of tea and enjoy a sweet tea experience and reap the health benefits.
I highly recommend you give it a try!