Rooibos, (often called “red”) teas were originally cultivated in Southern Africa.  They have been a favorite of the people there for many generations and have recently gained popularity worldwide.

In Southern Africa, many folks drink rooibos with honey or sugar to sweeten and a slice a lemon.  Milk is rarely added to traditional rooibos.  “Red espresso” is also growing in popularity in South African coffee shops and is starting to emerge in other countries as well.  Not just red tea but red cappuccinos, red iced tea, and red lattes are also gaining a steady following in not only South African but the United States and Australia as well.