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 (roi′bôs′, -bŏs′)
A South African shrub (Aspalathus linearis) in the pea family, having green needlelike leaves that turn red when oxidized and dried and are widely used to make tea.

[Afrikaans : rooi, red (from Middle Dutch, root; see reudh- in Indo-European roots) + bos, shrub, forest (from Middle Dutch bosch, woods, forest; akin to English bush).]


1. (Plants) South African an evergreen shrub of South Africa cultivated for tea leaves
2. (Cookery) another name for rooibos tea
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Noun1.rooibos - South African shrub having flat acuminate leaves and yellow flowersrooibos - South African shrub having flat acuminate leaves and yellow flowers; leaves are aromatic when dried and used to make an herbal tea
Aspalathus, genus Aspalathus - genus of South African heathlike shrubs
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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It serves everything from teas (including my favourite South African Rooibos, aka Redbush), coffees and hot chocolates to homemade cakes, pastries and quiches, handmade Scotch eggs, baguettes and salads, quality cheeses, charcuterie and locally produced wines and beers.
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All the Tetley products for the UK and Canadian markets are produced at the Eaglescliffe factory, from the standard Tetley "soft pack" to variants including Extra Strong, Blend of Both, Redbush, green varieties and fruit and herbal teas.
RED TEA AND CINNAMON FRUIT PUNCH Ingredients: 2 Redbush tea bags 3tsp SPLENDA(r) Granulated 6 cloves 1 cinnamon stick 600ml/1pt boiling water 300ml/1/2pt pomegranate juice To decorate: 1 plum, stoned and sliced Lemon wedge METHOD: 1.