Rooibos tea, a South African contribution to world beverages

  title={Rooibos tea, a South African contribution to world beverages},
  author={R. H. Cheney and E. Scholtz},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  • R. H. Cheney, E. Scholtz
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Economic Botany
  • Ihtnoxwn since Biblical times (26) (36), but inI local commnnercial cultivation only in the 20th Century, rooibos or red tea is now beginning to be exported from South Africa as a desirable, drugless addition to world beverages. Its appeal to the eye, nose, and taste, together with its soothing and reputedly health-giving properties, is receiving a welcome wherever it has been introduced into world trade. Previously, its use had been limited to its indigenous production area, where it was of… CONTINUE READING
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