Rooibosch is commonly used to make tea. It is derived from Aspalathus lineraris, a plant found only in the Western Cape region of South Africa. Rooibosch is supposedly imbued with many health-related powers. It is said to
Rooibosch was most popular during WWII
, when there was a shortage of Ceylon
tea. After the war, the market collapsed. Rooibosch has recently become more popular and is being exported to many countries.