Rooibos The Serial Killer


Pardon the dramatic title, but I always suspected there was a reason The Simple Leaf doesn’t sell Rooibos, other than the fact that it’s not tea!

The lucrative rooibos tea industry, thought to be environmentally-friendly because it is based on an indigenous species, is devastating South Africa’s globally-important plant life.”

Here’s a link to the article.


One Response to “Rooibos The Serial Killer”

  1. Isn’t it always like that? The minute there’s money to be earned, all deploy instantly and massively. However, I read that the organization of Rooibos producers have a fund that protects plant species in unspoiled areas.

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