Newsgroups: alt.folklore.herbs
Subject: Re: roibus
From: (Teenzy )
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 1995 07:24:43 GMT

>I am looking for roibus. I have been told a horrible rumor that it is being monopolised in South Africa and is unavailable unless in a teabagged form. does anyone have any information?

Rooibos (Afrikaans for "red bush") only occurs naturally in one part of South Africa, you can hardly call that "monopolising". We can still get it in the loose form here, but I notice that it's becoming harder to find. I suppose they sell more bagged and so therefore bag more - supply and demand.

Teenzy in sunny South Africa