Rooibos

Composition of Rooibos tea is located on a ceramic spoon. Macro photo of a tea close-up. The petals of tea are located in a spoon on a wooden board. Natural ingredients of Rooibos tea.

Aspalathus linearis

Synonymes :
Redbush
Rooibos (Wikipedia)

Rooibos
Rooibos geschnitten.jpg
Prepared rooibos
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Fabales
Family:Fabaceae
Genus:Aspalathus
Species:
A. linearis
Binomial name
Aspalathus linearis
Flowers
Plant

Rooibos (/ˈrɔɪbɒs/ ROY-boss; Afrikaans: [rɔːibɔs]; Aspalathus linearis), meaning "red bush"; is a broom-like member of the plant family Fabaceae that grows in South Africa's fynbos.

The leaves are used to make a herbal tea that is called by the names: rooibos (especially in Southern Africa), bush tea, red tea, or redbush tea (predominantly in Great Britain).

The tea has been popular in Southern Africa for generations, and since the 2000s has gained popularity internationally. The tea has an earthy flavor, similar to yerba mate or tobacco.[citation needed]

Rooibos was formerly classified as Psoralea but is now thought to be part of Aspalathus following Dahlgren (1980). The specific name of linearis was given by Burman (1759) for the plant's linear growing structure and needle-like leaves.

Rooibos (Wiktionary)

English

Alternative forms

  • rooibosch

Etymology

Borrowed from Afrikaans rooibos, from Dutch rooi (red) + bosch (bush).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, General South African) IPA(key): /ˈɹɔɪ.bɒs/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɹɔɪ.bɔs/
  • (Canada) IPA(key): /ˈɹɔɪ.bəs/
  • Hyphenation: rooi‧bos

Noun

rooibos (uncountable)

  1. (South
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