rooibos tea

 
Emerging markets have seen a boom in coffee consumption, but has SA hit its peak?
Emerging markets have seen a boom in coffee consumption, but has SA hit its peak?
If you were a coffee snob on a road trip in South Africa 10 years ago, you would have faced long stretches of drought. You would have been miserably...
Climate change bad news for tea production
Climate change bad news for tea production
Camellia sinensis – the tea plant’s official name – is used to make the second-most consumed liquid on Earth, after water, with...
Rooibos farmers: 'Empowerment isn't our cup of tea'
Rooibos farmers: 'Empowerment isn't our cup of tea'
"It's perfect in summer, when it is too warm. In winter I drink coffee."
Green rooibos takes fight to diabetes
Green rooibos takes fight to diabetes
Improved drugs to manage diabetes may well be on the cards if more studies are done on green rooibos tea's efficacy in glucose...
Rooibos war no storm in a teacup
Rooibos war no storm in a teacup
South Africa’s rooibos industry has been on tenterhooks following a second attempt this year to trademark the unique and beloved local tea in...
Government objects to French firm's attempt to trademark 'rooibos'
Government objects to French firm's attempt to trademark 'rooibos'
"The department of trade and industry together with the department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, has raised its objection with...
A treasure traded as a commodity
A treasure traded as a commodity
The earth around Clanwilliam in the Western Cape is a sun-baked red. It is fitting that this is the source of South Africa's quintessential tea,...
Climate change threat to rooibos tea
Climate change threat to rooibos tea
Farm workers swing their sickles through red branches, bundling them up before laying them out in the sunshine to dry.
'Rooibos is good for you, and we've got R2m to prove it'
'Rooibos is good for you, and we've got R2m to prove it'
South African researchers will conduct a R2-million research project to scientifically showcase the soothing, disease-prevention and weight loss...
Nestlé denies 'Rooibos robbery'
Nestlé denies 'Rooibos robbery'
Food company Nestlé on Friday denied contravening the country's Biodiversity Act in an act of "Rooibos robbery".
Hectares of rooibos going unharvested
Hectares of rooibos going unharvested
There is a sea of rooibos tea at the moment, with some farmers in Western Cape leaving crops in the field because it is not worth their while to...

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