This blog on the MyKitchen website provides a beautiful overview of the Rooibos story – from how it became part of the tea-drinking culture in the Cederberg region during the 19th century to finding ways to germinate Rooibos seeds in the 1930s.
Rooibos is produced from the plant Aspalathus linearis, a shrub unique to the Cederberg Mountains around the town of Clanwilliam and indigenous to the Western Cape of South Africa. It forms part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, commonly known as fynbos, and grows nowhere else in the world.
Today, Rooibos is an international brand with a footprint in over 60 countries all over the world. It has become well known for its health benefits and the flavour it adds to food and drinks.
You are also invited to visit Rooibos Ltd’s factory and promotional shop in Clanwilliam to enjoy a visual presentation about the history and production of Rooibos. A range of Rooibos products and gifts are available in the promotional shop at the factory.
Rooibos – A uniquely South African story.