The Aspalathus Linearis, more commonly recognized as Rooibos or Redbush tea, is composed in such a manner that from a distance, the structured rows of fantail shrubs resemble more brush strokes on canvas than South Africa’s prized tea botanical.
The Western Cape province of South Africa stretches from the Cederberg Mountains to the Atlantic coast, descending through the middle valley of the Olifants River.
It is a region celebrated for its abundance of contorted rock formations, lavender and auburn sunsets, and the sweetly perfumed breeze that collects its scent from orange blossoms in the springtime.
The raw and dramatic beauty of the mountainous Cederberg yields a rich and diverse landscape where the perfect conditions collide for the “red bush” to thrive naturally.
It is due to this intricate climatic balance and the plant’s endemic nature that makes the world-famous Rooibos uniquely exclusive to South Africa.
The wildlife and surrounding area are World Heritage protected and homes 500-million-year-old sandstone formations, as well as 6,000-year-old stone wall illustrations of life described by the original indigenous people.