Rooibos Tea is indigenous to South Africa. It does not naturally grow anywhere else in the world. Khoisan Gourmet grows its own organic Rooibos Tea from organic-certified seedlings in the beautiful Cederberg Mountains in the Western Cape, South Africa.
The Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) shrubs are harvested, carefully bound in bundles and transported to our factory for cutting. What makes our Rooibos Tea stand out is our natural fermentation process overseen by our expert tea-maker. It is this process that results in the famous and desired rich ruby-red brown colour so characteristic of Rooibos Tea.
The fermented tea is then spread out and dried on our 9000sqm drying plane under the African sun. Once dry and collected, we store it in our tea warehouse according to international HACCP standards. The tea is subsequently sieved, sterilised and packed for export.