Question: Is rooibos decaffeinated?
Is rooibos decaffeinated?
Also known as red tea
is a naturally caffeine-free herb from South Africa. Like its relative, honeybush, rooibos has a bold taste which some compare to black tea
, making it a popular caffeine-free alternative to regular black tea. Like some black teas, rooibos is pleasant with milk and sugar, and flavored rooibos blends (such as Earl Rooibos) can be used as a replacement for flavored black teas (such as Earl Grey
However, rooibos is NOT decaf
. The term "decaffeinated" refers to items which had caffeine, then went through a process to have most of the caffeine removed. Since rooibos is naturally caffeine free, it cannot be decaffeinated.