We love rooibos for its versatility and natural sweetness. It’s great hot or iced, in cocktails and you can even cook or bake with it. Rooibos means “red bush” in Afrikaans and is a plant native to South Africa. It is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and other healthful phytochemicals, is naturally caffeine free and has very little tannin. The body and flavor profile is similar to black tea but without any astringency. We drink rooibos for its soothing and digestive qualities and have found it's a wonderful base for blending.