One of the better-known South African teas, rooibos is a true home-grown delight from the Western Cape and has among the highest antioxidant contents of all teas.

Caffeine-free and low in tannins, it also contains a number of phenolic compounds and is said to assist with nervous tension, allergies and digestive problems.

Two of its flavonoids, quercetin and luteolin, have been known to have cancer-fighting qualities.

Serving suggestion: A fragrant blend of cardamom and citrus rooibos is sublime partnered with a decadent chocolate mousse. 

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