Rooibos: More than just a time

Drinking tea is more than just enjoying a flavourful beverage. It has been part of almost every culture for thousands of years, with every country moulding their respective tea-drinking ceremony around their social values and traditions.

The SA Rooibos Council recently published an article in which they explain why drinking Rooibos is such an integral part of South African heritage. 

In the early 20th Century, Rooibos captured the imagination of medical doctor and nature lover Dr Le Fras Nortier. Drawn by this mysterious and aromatic tea, he started researching its medicinal value and agricultural potential. However, the growing of Rooibos as a commercial crop only started in the 1930s.

According to a survey conducted by the SA Rooibos Council, the majority of South Africans (41%) drink Rooibos black, while 39% add dairy (milk or cream). About a third add a teaspoon of sugar, sweetener or honey. Twenty percent like to add a touch of lemon, while 7% spice it up with cinnamon or other spices.

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