Rooibos (known as “red tea” although it is not actually a tea) is a plant that grows only in South Africa & is their national drink. Rooibos has been getting an amazing amount of press recently. As people begin searching for healthy alternatives to soft drinks, Rooibos, with its polyphenols, iron, zinc, fluoride, calcium & gnesium fits the bill.
Enjoyed in South Africa for centuries, Rooibos was initially made available to Westerners by a Russian émigré named Benjamin Ginsberg. He recognized that the beneficial properties & wonderful taste made it an excellent caffeine free alternative to traditional caffeinated teas.