Rooibos (Red) Tea
Red Tea, also known as Rooibos (ROY-BOSS) is an herbal tea originating in the Cedarberg mountains of South Africa. It is exclusively grown in the Cedarberg Mountain region due to the specific climatic and geological conditions of the region.
The flavor, cut length and color all contribute to the grade that it is given. The fermented type of rooibos leaves a sweet, fruity taste, where as the unfermented variety has a very mild, more "green" taste. Regardless of the process type, rooibos is naturally caffeine-free and is rich in antioxidants.
Similar to the health benefits of green tea, researchers have also found that fermented rooibos tea suppressed and reduced cancerous formations and transformations of cells. Benefits of teas red and green alike are probably from the antioxidants naturally grown in teas based on studies.