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Taste of Africa Organic Bushtea

We have developed our own organic bushtea
for the Taste of Africa brand
Genuine flavour & feeling, carefully selected
& without additives

Our bushtea is harvested from organic cultivations in South Africa. We will certainly continue with our popular natural organic bushteas. We gave them new names:

Outeniqua, honeybush natural
Kalahari Green, green rooibos natural
Kalahari Red, rooibos natural
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It was the San, Bushmen, who first made tea from the finest shoots of wild growing rooibos and honeybush. Our labels are a grateful tribute to the San bushmen who taught us so much without getting much in return.

Bushtea is appreciated today for its‘ natural clean flavour, the absence of caffeine and tannins, but also for the large amounts of antioxidants. Let your bushtea steep for at least 5-10 minutes to reach the best flavour and scent. Natural ingredients need a little more time than artificial ones. Our flavoured bushteas only have natural substances, organically grown spices and citrus zest.

Come - join us on a journey through Africa and feel the round flavour of real vanilla in Madagascar...fresh orange, lemon & ginger in Okavango...the sweetness & irresistible popular cinnamon in Jinja...or come to Zanzibar where every Café smells seductively of cloves, stick cinnamon, cardamom, ginger & black pepper.

Madagascar, rooibos with real vanilla
Okavango, rooibos with orange & lemon zest & ginger
Jinja, rooibos with stick cinnamon
Zanzibar, rooibos with cloves, stick cinnamon, cardamom, ginger & black pepper
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Enjoy your bushtea as it is, or with milk & honey. A wonderful tea to relax with! Content: organically grown rooibos (Asphalatus linearis){please make italics} or honeybush (Cyclopia intermedia) {please make italics}. Green rooibos is unfermented and therefore contains ca 30% more antioxidants. Organic citrus zest & spices. Contains no preservatives or flavourants. The packaging is made of recycled material. Produced in South Africa for Taste of Africa.

Read more about bushtea...

Rooibos is made from the finest parts of a pea-plant (Asphalatus linearis), indigenous to the Cedarberg Mountains of South Africa. Its name means, 'the red bush' and it has been used for thousands of years by the San Bushmen of Southern Africa. The red colour develops when the green leaves are fermented in the same process as for ordinary tealeaves. The unique flavour and health promoting qualities of Rooibos have captured researchers from all over the world. It contains no caffeine, very little tannin, but is rich in essential minerals (iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium, magnesium) and antioxidants. It is given as a warm drink to children. Children with allergies and rashes are sometimes also bathed in Rooibos! Rooibos is sometimes used for flavouring food such as soups, stews and marinades and in a wide variety of cosmetic products.

Honeybush is produced from the flowers and finest leaves from Cyclopia shrubs, belonging to the Pea family. The stunning yellow flowers are sweetly scented with nectar. These shrubs grow only in the Longkloof Mountains of the South Western province in South Africa. The first inhabitants of this region, the San Bushmen, were the first to use these shrubs. When the European settlers arrived a few hundred years ago, they learned from the San how to prepare Honeybush. Because the shrubs were restricted to a small area, and difficult to reach on mountain slopes, the beauty of Honeybush was a well kept secret for long.

Today, Honeybush is very appreciated for its naturally sweet note, but also for its positive health properties. It contains a high number of essential minerals (magnesium, calcium, and potassium) and bioflavonoids (antioxidants). Honeybush has many health properties, similar to Rooibos.  It is used as an ingredient in natural remedies, beauty products and fruit juices.