Rooibos is a plant of the legume family from South Africa. Commonly called "red tea", Rooibos has nothing to do with the plant camellia sinensis. It contains no caffeine, is high in minerals and has a fruity and sharp, deep red, liquor.
Produced at 1600 meters in the mountains of Rwanda by a cooperative of farmers, this black tea shows the classic breakfast signature style.
This tea was cultivated in the Rift Valley from plants of the Assamica variety (the same grown in the Nilgiris, in Southern India).
Here is a beautiful tea in its dry leaf form; the silver luster of its buds offers refined contrast to the oxidized and very uniform leaves.