South Africa
 

The British introduced tea culture into South Africa around the beginning of the 20th century.Today, South Africa produces mainly Roibos, that yields an infusion with no caffeine or tannins.

 

The British introduced tea culture into South Africa around the beginning of the 20th century.

 

Today, South Africa produces mainly Roibos, from a shrub (Aspalathus linearis) that yields an infusion with no caffeine or tannins.

 

Yellow-green in its natural state, it acquires its characteristic red colour during the fermentation stage of the manufacturing process.

It is because of this colour that Roibos is often called red tea.

 

Rich in vitamins, minerals and other beneficial substances, it is completely caffeine-free and has a low tannin level.

It is considered ideal for people undergoing homeopathic treatment. It also helps relieve stomachache.

 

Since, like tea, it readily accepts flavourings and fragrances, The Tea Route offers a whole range of flavoured Roibos teas.