20 Feb Gifts from Africa
African cultures have grown and used tea in their daily lives for hundreds of years. Malawai, a country in East Africa, is home to the oldest tea bushes on the continent, dating as far as the 19th century. Kenya, another country in East Africa is known as one of the world’s largest tea producers. In South Africa, farmers export 6000 tons of rooibos a year, which is a crop that grows abundantly in very harsh conditions! Another well known tea, called Honeybush, is native to the cape of South Africa. Consumed by native people, enjoyed for its herbaceous slightly spicy and sweet flavor. As an ancient tradition the people of Senegal serve green mint tea in three rounds, “The first cup is the love of your mother. The second is the love of your friends. The third is the love of your love.” Many families throughout Africa drink tea daily and offer it as a sign of hospitality. Tea plays a big role in the lives of African cultures, from daily enjoyment, to ancient traditions, as well as producing for more than 30 countries around the world.
Interested in trying native African herbs? Try our Allergy & Skin Herbal tea blends!