Rooibos Teas

We love Rooibos tea! It has a robust flavour, similar to black tea, but it is naturally caffeine-free. Rooibos' unique flavour lends itself well to infusing with a plethora of flavours from cream, orange, chocolate and many other herbs and spices such as cinnamon and ginger. It's delicious on its own and is also good with a splash of milk. 

Rooibos Teas


What is Rooibos Tea

Rooibos tea is also known as 'redbush tea'. It is the national beverage in South Africa and is drunk by the gallon worldwide. In parts of Southern Africa, loose-leaf Rooibos is drunk with milk and sugar as Bush Tea. We also love it on its own and infused with other flavours. 

Rooibos tea is made from the Aspalathus linearis plant, unlike green, white and black teas made from the Camellia sinensis plant. The Rooibos shrub is fine-leaved, rugged and wild-looking, but interestingly, it is not at all red. Instead, the bush has soft needle-like green foliage and yellowish flowers that emerge in the spring. The bush thrives in the picturesque fields around the Cederberg coastal mountains close to the Western Cape province of South Africa. Incredibly, the region's topography is particularly suited to the Rooibos plant and attempts to grow it elsewhere have not been successful. 

The distinctive red colour comes from fermentation, similar to traditional black tea production. Farmers harvest by hand, bruise and distress the cuttings, and then leave them to dry in the natural sun. The oxidisation process is entirely natural and begins shortly after harvest.


Why We Drink Rooibos Tea

Rooibos's naturally soft yet robust taste also makes a perfect baseline for many other flavours. From orange to Chai spices, flavoured Rooibos is universally popular.

Rooibos tea is naturally caffeine-free; it is delicious, semi-sweet and aromatic with a flavour not too dissimilar to green or black tea.

Rooibos tea is packed with Vitamin C and contains antioxidants and minerals such as iron, calcium, potassium, and alpha-hydroxy acid, which can promote good skin health. Many claims are being made, and serious research is being conducted in Japan and Europe. 

Rooibos Teas


Rooibos Fact

Rooibos Tea contains no naturally bitter tannins, so no matter how often you brew the loose-leaf tea or how long you leave it in the pot, it will never get bitter. 

We've handpicked our entire Rooibos tea range to offer our customers variety and choice. Here we've selected a few of our favourite loose-leaf and bagged Rooibos teas and infusions.  


*NEW* Cherry Crunch Loose-Leaf Tea

Our new Cherry Crunch is a delightfully fruity-flavoured herbal tea. It's a full-bodied blend of Rooibos, apple, liquorice, cherries, almonds, hibiscus and safflower.

The infusion offers subtle yet juicy tart cherries and moreish crushed almonds. The bonus of Cherry Crunch herbal fruit tea is that it's naturally caffeine-free and can be drunk by the gallon on a delightful winter's day. 


Cherry Crunch loose leaf teaCherry Crunch loose leaf tea



Rooibos Super Grade Organic Loose-Leaf Tea

This super-grade smooth and pleasant South-African organic Rooibos is flavoursome with earthy notes. It is naturally caffeine-free, rich in Vitamin C and does not get bitter even if brewed slightly too long. This tea is Rooibos as its purest and highest grade, and we love it. 

Rooibos Super Grade Organic


Teavelope Rooibos Winterdream Tea Bags 

Everyone loves our Teavelope Rooibos Winterdream tea.

The tea bags contain natural caffeine-free Rooibos, blackberry leaves, cinnamon, orange peel, cloves full of festive spices, creamy caramel, and orange flavours. A great taste for winter, each tea bag is individually wrapped in an aroma protection sachet for perfect freshness.

Teavelope Rooibos Winterdream teabags


Rooibos Plum Cinnamon Loose-Leaf Tea

Our Rooibos Plum Cinnamon is a mellow Rooibos tea infusion with fruity plum and spicy cinnamon. Naturally caffeine-free, the tea offers a wintery brew packed full of flavour and a rich red cup.

This herbal tea contains Rooibos Super Grade, cinnamon, ginger, cinnamon, plum and blue cornflowers.

Rooibos Plum Cinnamon loose leaf tea


Rooibos Chai Loose-Leaf Tea

Our Rooibos Chai blend is an expertly blended mix of Rooibos, cinnamon, ginger, fennel, anise, cloves and cardamom. The brewed spiced tea is colourful and aromatic and tastes earthy and spicy.

Rooibos Chai loose leaf tea


Eco-Friendly Magic Africa Teabags

Organic | Vegan | Eco-friendly

Our Magic Africa Teabags contain robust Rooibos, cacao nibs, cinnamon and sweet blackberry leaves. The herbal tea offers fruity and sweet nuances with a bold base. We love these eco-friendly tea bags on the go, which is why they are super convenient. 

Eco-Friendly Magic Africa TeabagsEco-Friendly Magic Africa Teabags


Rooibos Chocolate Truffle Loose-Leaf Tea

If you love chocolate but want a guilt-free warming drink, then our Rooibos Chocolate Truffle is for you. It's indulgent and utterly delicious chocolatey tea. Naturally caffeine-free, this fine rooibos tea is produced in South Africa. It is expertly blended with natural vanilla, cacao nibs, and marigold blossoms to create sweet chocolate truffle notes.

 Rooibos Chocolate Truffle loose leaf tea


Best Balance Loose-leaf Herbal Tea

One of our best-sellers, our Best Balance Tea, is a smooth blend of Rooibos tea with honeybush, aniseed, fennel, and camomile with the taste of honey. A naturally caffeine-free herbal infusion is a balanced blend of a bold red bush with enlivening herbs. 

Best Balance loose leaf tea


Joy of Tea Rooibos Cream Orange Teabags

One of our other favourites, Rooibos Cream Orange, is a seductive blend of bold Rooibos, orange peel and velvety Bourbon vanilla. Enlivening and aromatic, the infusion can be drunk by the gallon and is delicious hot or cold, but we love it best at the end of a long day because if tastes like a treat. 

Joy of Tea Rooibos Cream Orange teabags


Rooibos Caramel Loose-Leaf Tea

Another cheeky treat, our Rooibos Caramel tea is a delicious Rooibos tea harvested from the red bush with a soft caramel flavour. It's sweet and warming and that little bit extra indulgent. This one wows our friends anytime we get together. 

Rooibos Caramel loose leaf tea


Feel Relaxed Loose-leaf Tea

Our Feel Relaxed Tea is a calming and delicious flavoured herbal infusion. It has the subtle taste of oranges and cream that helps you relax and ease stress and tension. Expertly blended herbs such as Rooibos, blackberry leaves, lemon balm, and sunflower and cornflower petals create a soothing brew that is delicious and naturally caffeine-free.

It's a tea for when your mind is over-wandering, and you need a little help to relax. 


How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Loose-Leaf Rooibos Tea 

This method is for one cup, which can be multiplied for more people. 

  • Boil fresh or filtered cold water
  • Place one slightly heaped teaspoon in a tea strainer filter bag or basket
  • Pour freshly boiled (100c) water
  • Brewing time 5-8 minutes*
  • Strain the tea leaves
  • Enjoy!


*Please refer to individual packaging for optimum brewing time.




Posted by cup of tea admin
11th November 2023

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