recipes & lifehacks
Every year the plantation of the plant is significantly reduced. Therefore, if you happen to be in Cape Town, you should try this unique drink. Otherwise, it might happen that the next time such an opportunity will be gone.
Historical facts prove that the plant was first discovered by Dutch settlers in the 18th century, they were also the first to brew tea from it. It was only in the 19th century that a savvy Russian emigrant decided that exports of rooibos can bring good money.
Rooibos means "red tea", but in fact, this drink can be red and green - it depends on the processing technology. The peculiarity of this herbal tea is that it does not contain caffeine. But the drink is rich in minerals. The tea has antibacterial properties and therefore can be used as a compress.
Try the classic rooibos tea and any of its variations in any cafe in Cape Town.