Nestled in the majestic Cederberg Mountain range in the Western Cape of South Africa lives the rooibos shrub, a plant carefully cultivated to produce the famous local treasure, rooibos tea.
The shrub, known as the ‘red bush’ in English, or scientifically called Aspalathus linearis, is treated as precious cargo following harvest time, when it is bundled and conveyed to the factory for cutting. The tea is unique in that it undergoes a natural fermentation process, patiently overseen by our passionate tea-maker, who waits for each flawless brew. It is this process which results in the distinctive and desirable rich ruby red-brown colour for which rooibos tea is renowned.
Sweet and smooth, the tea is easy on the palate, with its low astringency and light taste. While tea aficionados praise its delectable flavour, they also recommend rooibos tea for its calming effect. Free from caffeine, rooibos tea is low in tannins and high in antioxidants, making it the perfect hot treat.
Our Vita-AidTM High Blood Pressure Tea Blend takes the marvels of rooibos and adds a unique twist, blending it with only the finest hibiscus. A flavoursome fusion, this delicious brew can help reduce blood pressure, while possessing vital anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties, making it so much more than a mere delight for the taste buds.