Rooibos, Green, Organic

Aspalathus linearis


A naturally caffeine free, you may be more familiar with Red Rooibos, the oxidized version of the plant. Green rooibos has a much mellower flavor and full mouth feel. We love this tea straight or blended with florals. A more recent botanical, just made available internationally in 2003, it has quickly become a Little Woods favorite.

Origin: Africa

The needle-like leaves of the Aspalathus linearis, or Rooibos plant have been used to make a delicious tea for generations, specifically in its native region of South Africa. It is grown in the fynbos of South Africa, which is a belt of shrub land in the Western and Eastern Cape provinces usually in Cederberg. The red color of the leaves comes from an oxidation process, (also commonly called fermentation in tea processing) and unoxidized “green rooibos” is also produced. Green rooibos has a taste similar to that of green tea, with a grassy quality. On the other hand, traditional red rooibos is more malty, with a sweet aroma. We have many rooibos blends here at Little Woods, such as our Royal Pomander!
Hot Herbal Tea/Tisane
1-2 teaspoons of tea per 8oz cup
Use just boiled water and steep for 5-7 minutes
Blending Recommendations

Green Rooibos Loose Leaf appearance and soft green taste makes it ideal for mixing with dried pieces of fruit and flower petals.