About Rooibos

The History of Rooibos

Rooibos tea is a unique herbal tea that is native to a small region in South Africa. The Khoi and San people of South Africa have used Rooibos for centuries and today, our farmer proudly employs 50 Khoisan families, creating a sustainable income for them and their families. The traditional method of harvesting and processing Rooibos for making an infusion is of pre-colonial origin, and the settlers learned about it from the indigenous people of the Cederberg Mountain area.

Today, Rooibos tea is a significant economic contributor to the town of Clanwilliam, and its name is protected by International Intellectual Property Laws and Conventions. The Rooibos industry honours the Khoisan people by contributing 1.5% of the farm gate price to them. This industry is thriving with local sales volumes and exports equivalent to 5.6 billion cups of tea, indicating promise for domestic and international growth from this proudly South African product.

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Rooibos tea is well-known for its smooth, full-mouthed, refined taste and a wide range of health benefits. As a caffeine-free herbal tea made from the rooibos plant, it’s one of the country’s distinctive products and a source of national pride. The plant has been cultivated and harvested for over 300 years, making it an essential part of South African history and culture.