Pronounced “roy–boss” and means “red bush” in Afrikaans. This tea is the original Rooibos – as it comes from the plant. No fermentation whatsoever. Studies have shown this tea is comparable to green tea in the amounts of polyphenols it contains.
Rooibos tea is high in antioxidants, has very small amounts of many different minerals and is calorie-free, says Mary Hartley, a registered dietitian in New York City