Rooibos tea is unique because it is harvested from a different plant to the teas made from the camellia sinensis plant. Rooibos is grown in the Western Cape Province and is the drink of choice in South Africa. Upon harvest the leave are green, however they transcend into a rustic shade of red when oxidized. Difference in red and green rooibos tea is oxidation, both sorts can be found, although the oxidated (red) leaves are much more common and favoured in taste. Non-oxidised, natural leaves contain about twice as much total flavonoids as oxidised tea. For those who are unfamiliar of the taste of rooibos tea, initial contact may be startling with its distinct smell, but very soon the subtle hints of caramel break through to provide you a superior tea tasting experience. Unlike anything ever taster, it may take several cups to familiarise yourself with the smell and taste, but once you do, there is no going back.