Dragonfly Cape Malay Rooibos Chai is one of our most popular teas. It combines the delicious and soothing taste of naturally caffeine-free rooibos (aspalathus linearis) with a unique traditional blend of aromatic spices, including cinnamon, cardamom, chicory and cloves.
Cape Town was founded in the 17th Century as a staging post for sailing ships carrying tea, spices, porcelain and silk from China, India and the East Indies to Europe. This tea is inspired by Cape Town’s wonderfully rich Cape Malay culinary tradition with its origins in Indonesia, Holland and India.
All our ingredients are organically grown and include rooibos tea, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, chicory, cloves, black pepper and citrus peel.
All Dragonfly rooibos teas are still cured in the traditional way, as it was when Benjamin Ginsberg founded rooibos. The process takes place in the crisp air of the Cedarberg Mountains of South Africa’s Cape. It requires great skill to know when the cure is at its peak; one sign is that it begins to give off a delicious sweet aroma that attracts wild bees.
Dragonfly rooibos teas are naturally caffeine free, so they can be enjoyed at any time of day and are suitable for the whole family. Rooibos is rich in antioxidants and AHAs, long valued for fresh glowing skin, gently rehydrating and low in tannin.