Rooibos tea,aspalathus linearis, a caffeineless, low-tannin beverage

  title={Rooibos tea,aspalathus linearis, a caffeineless, low-tannin beverage},
  author={Julia F. Morton},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  • J. Morton
  • Published 1 April 1983
  • Biology
  • Economic Botany
Rooibos tea (Aspalathus linearis , formerlyA. Contaminatus ), is a leguminous shrub with needlelike leaves native to mountain slopes of western Cape Province, South Africa. Its beverage use by the Hottentots was first reported by the botanist Carl Thunberg in 1772. About 1900, it began to be marketed and then domesticated on a small scale. Seed selection and improved cultivation and processing started in the 1920s. Important advances were made in 1930. Demand for the product jumped during World… 
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