Rooibos is an extremely healthy drink, its needle like leaves make a tasty, aromatic tea. A hot soothing cup of Rooibos is completely pure and natural, containing no additives, preservatives, colorants or caffeine. Makes a wonderful, refreshing, clean tasting iced tea. Is the perfect base to blend with other different ingredients such as coconut, fruits, rose petals the list is endless. The story of Rooibos starts around the turn of the century in South Africa's beautiful Cedarberg region. It was the locals of the area who first discovered that the fine needle like leaves of the wild 'Aspalathus Linearis' plant made a tasty aromatic tea. It was they who first harvested the plants, chopped them with axes and bruised them with hammers leaving them to ferment before drying in the sun. Rooibos is a herb that contains no caffeine. Those that consume Rooibos have claimed that it has a soothing effect on headaches, disturbed sleeping patterns and digestive problems. A high-quality rooibos tea can be identified by its ruby color and the soft, sweet, aromatic taste.