Let's get it straight right away: Rooibos tea is not tea from a tea plant. Rooibos is made from the needles of a South African bush, and the drink is completely free of tannins and theine. Rooibos tea is a very tasty drink with a slightly red colour and it can be enjoyed both cold and warm. The red bushes bloom in the spring, which means September as they grow in the southern hemisphere. The leaves contain a variety of substances that make them very suitable for tea although the bush has nothing to do with the tea plant.
Rooibos tea has no caffeine or tannins and does not get bitter.