Organic Rooibos- aspalathus linearis.
Rooibos is a herbal tea and is not related to green or black tea. Traditional rooibos is created by fermenting the leaves, which turns them a red-brown color.Rooibos tea is usually consumed like black tea. Some people add milk and sugar — and rooibos iced tea, espressos, lattes and cappuccinos!
Contrary to some claims, rooibos tea is not a good source of vitamins or minerals — aside from copper and fluoride, however, it is full of powerful antioxidants, which may offer health benefits. Red rooibos contains no oxalic acid. Consuming high amounts of oxalic acid can increase your risk of kidney stones, making rooibos a good option for anyone with kidney problems.
The dried rooibos tea leaves are a great ingredient for exfoliating the skin. The roughness of the woody leaves make for a natural and biodegradable alternative to microbeads with the woody, fragrant aroma of rooibos.