ROOIBOS (pronounced ROY-boss), in Afrikaans means reddish shrub. The bush itself is not related to the tea plant (part of the camellia family) but is grouped with the acacias. It is exclusively cultivated in South Africa, more specifically to the north of Cape Town, on the slopes of the Cederberg Mountains. The tribes of South Africa generally consume this reddish-brown tea with milk and sugar. Without sugar, the taste of Rooibos is sweet and slightly nutty and as it is low in tannins, caffeine free and contains high levels of antioxidants it makes a tasty and healthy bedtime tea.