Rooibos, the other taste of South Africa

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Rooibos, the other taste of South Africa

In the respect of fair trade and ecology, Lady Bonin's lovely tea parlour allows you to try different rooibos options, a local and emblematic speciality.

Jessica Bonin has finally put away her vintage caravan. For years she had gone from market to market with her mobile tearoom, a food truck specialising in teas that she prepared herself. Now in the very trendy Woodstock Exchange, she has opened a boutique where teas of all kinds remain the stars.

Her great pride? Reintroducing honeybush and rooibos, both of South African origin, to today's palate. From a shrub of the same name, rooibos only grows in the Cape Town region, specifically in the Cederberg Wilderness Area. All attempts at cultivating the plant overseas have failed, therefore rooibos remains a uniquely South African product.

The singularity of the plant is that it is an antioxidant without caffeine, both qualities making it sought after today. She works with ingredients from organic farms and uses fair-trade principles. Come in for a tea tasting, a tea-and-food pairing, or high tea. You won't be disappointed.

Lady Bonin
213 Long Street
8000 Cape Town

+27 (0)21 447 1741

www.ladyboninstea.com