1.1 (also rooibos tea) [mass noun] An infusion of the leaves of the rooibos plant drunk as tea.
- Here, I encountered rooibos tea, a South African export that I've been drinking almost every day since I got back to the UK.
- Situated at the western edge of the South Africa's Great Karoo plateau, the Suid Bokkeveld region with its winter rains and acid soils provides ideal conditions for the growth of rooibos tea.
- Decaffeinated or naturally caffeine-free drinks (such as rooibos, herb and fruit teas) are generally better options for those who are prone to anxiety.
Early 20th century: from Afrikaans, literally 'red bush'.
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