This reddish-brown herbal tea comes from a plant called Aspalathus Linearis, which is actually a member of the legume family. It flourishes in in dry, mountainous regions with periods of significant rainfall, such as the slopes of Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. Although locals have been drinking this tea for hundreds of years, it only began being commercially traded in 1904. It has since grown in popularity, especially in the US, Germany, Holland, Japan and England.
Rooibos has a earthy, mild and aromatic taste, with 50 times more antioxidants than green tea. Furthermore, this tea is rich in minerals that may help boost the immune system and keep the body healthy, such as calcium, iron, potassium, copper, fluoride, manganese, magnesium, and zinc.
Country of Origin: South Africa
The massive amounts of antioxidants and minerals packed into Rooibos, not only have the ability to fight cancer, depression and asthma, but it is almost amazing for skin health. It can fight wrinkles by neutralizing the free radicals that cause them, which is crucial to those wanting to slow the aging process. Hypoallergenic and antibacterial properties and reduces acne and heal skin irritations as well.