Origin: South Africa
Rooibos, pronounced "ROY-BOSS" is native to Cape Town, South Africa. It is a perennial shrub of the fyrbos kingdom. The leaves are used to make a tisane (herbal beverage) that is naturally caffeine free and high in antioxidants. It is one of the only known sources of the antioxidant aspalathin. Delicious hot or cold, it is commonly enjoyed in South Africa as a hot beverage with milk and sweetened with honey or sugar.