noun. South African shrub having flat acuminate leaves and yellow flowers; leaves are aromatic when dried and used to make an herbal tea.
- Aspalathus cedcarbergensis
- Aspalathus linearis
Example sentences of the word rooibos
They are found in black, green and rooibos tea; coffee; grapes and wine; sorghum and corn.
2. Noun, plural
The leaves and small stems are used to make rooibos tea after being fermented and dried.
3. Noun, singular or mass
Because of its exclusive habitat, the rooibos plant is very difficult to grow in other parts of the world.
4. Verb, base form
Red tea can also refer to rooibos tea, a South African herbal drink that isn’t actually a tea but rather an herbal concoction.
5. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Cover rooibos seeds with just boiled water and leave them to soak overnight prior to sowing in early spring.
6. Foreign word
In addition to lowering blood pressure, rooibos tea was shown to reduce the activity of angiotensin converting enzyme in the May 2010 issue of the journal "Public Health Nutrition."