Ground rooibos tea 250g


Rich, full-bodied rooibos strength and flavour

Make South Africa’s much-loved red cappuccino and red latte with our signature ground rooibos. 100% premium rooibos tea that has been specially ground for use in coffee appliances, it delivers a strong, full-bodied rooibos espresso that is the base for all of our red drinks.

Ideal if you’re looking for a healthy alternative to coffee or if you prefer your rooibos tea stronger.

Naturally caffeine-free with 10 x more antioxidants than traditionally brewed rooibos, it is perfect for the whole family to enjoy anytime of the day or night.

✓  Pre-ground
✓  20 servings
✓  Food Review Best New Product 2006 South Africa
✓  SCAA Best New Product 2008 USA
✓  World Tea Expo Top 10 2008 USA
✓  Easy to make on an espresso machine using our customised RCP basket or a standard double filter basket
✓  Also suitable for use on a French Press, Aeropress and stovetop espresso maker
✓  Not suitable for use in Super automatic machines or Bean-to-cup machines
✓  100% premium rooibos tea
✓  Slow grown at highest altitude as close to nature as possible
✓  Frequently asked questions
✓  Also available in a 1kg bag for wholesale (register here to apply)


Ingredients Made from100% rooibos tea (Aspalathus Linearis).

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  Naturally caffeine-free
  A potent antioxidant boost of flavoursome tea
  5x more antioxidants than green tea
  10x more antioxidants than regular rooibos tea
  CANSA Smart Choice
  Immune boosting
  No additives, preservatives or colorants
  Low in tannin
  Halaal and Kosher-certified


It’s so easy to make our ground rooibos at home on your coffee appliance. Pre-ground and ready to use.

Make it on your home espresso machine

  1. Fill the double basket with 12g (two table spoons) of red espresso rooibos
  2. Make a 60ml / 2oz shot
  3. Enjoy as an espresso with honey or lemon
  4. Or add foamed milk for a red cappuccino with a drizzle of honey and a dusting of cinnamon
  5. Not for use in automatic machines 

Make it on your Aeropress

  1. Scoop 14g red espresso rooibos
  2. Fill with hot water
  3. Stir gently
  4. Allow to brew for 1 minute

Make it on your French Press

  1. Use 12g (two table spoons) of red espresso rooibos per cup
  2. Top with just-boiled water
  3. Stir gently and allow to brew for 2 – 3 minutes
  4. To adjust the strength add more ground rooibos

Make it on your Stovetop Moka Pot

  1. Fill the filter basket evenly leaving enough space for our red espresso rooibos to expand
  2. Place on a medium heat and allow to percolate

    How much does delivery cost?

    We offer FREE delivery on orders over R1 000 to all areas except outlying areas.

    If your order is below R1 000, our delivery fees are between R65 and R95. The cost of delivery is determined by your delivery address.

    If you are in an outlying area there is a delivery fee of R150 for all orders, regardless of weight. Free delivery is not applicable to your area.

    Collections welcome: Feel free to collect your goods from red espresso Head Quarters in Paarl and enjoy a free red cappuccino while you wait. View map

    How long will it take for my order to be delivered?

    • Main centres – 1 to 3 working days
    • Regional areas – 3 to 5 working days
    • Outlying areas – 5 to 7 working days

    Please note that these timings are calculated from the time of dispatch, NOT from the time when the order was placed.

    Red espresso strives to fulfil orders as soon as possible. Subject to availability and receipt of payment, the time it takes from when an order is placed to when it is dispatched for delivery is at most 3 working days.

    For Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) no dispatch occurs until the money is cleared in our account. If you have paid via EFT, please make sure to email us your proof of payment preferably directly from your bank account on transfer to

    No fulfilment or deliveries will take place on Saturday or Sunday or any public holidays.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 12 reviews
    I find this product very very interesting.

    I am an avid tea drinker and my palate likes the effect.

    I make the cappuccino

    So I have made and enjoyed it in the evenings as a Rooibos cappuccino. Delicious. And great for people who simply do not like coffee and otherwise always have to depend only on a teabag in the cup. I will buy again.

    Amazing Product!

    I first had this when my mom bought me a "Red Cappuccino" from a Woolworths cafe. I was intrigued as I had honestly never had this or even heard of a Cappuccino made South Africa's very own rooibos plant. Well calling it delicious does not even begin to describe the taste, mixed with honey and cinnamon, this drink has a reminder of coffee without the accompanying jitters and anxiety after having a cup or two too many. The taste is smooth and velvety, almost creamy and can easily replace coffee any day. 5/5 would drink again.

    My family won't drink anything else!

    My daughters do not consume fruit juices or cold drinks. They have only had water, rooibos and a few home made herbal teas from a very young age and were quite particular about which rooibos they would drink. They preferred five roses and one or two others when it came to the tea bags but once I started brewing red espresso for them, they say that the tea bag versions are too weak and that it doesn't even taste like Mum's rooibos unless they get a red espresso cappuccino at a restaurant...then they are happy. It is our go to drink for any ailment they may complain about. I do hope that with rising prices of everything that we will always be able to afford our red espresso as it is packed with goodness that you can feel. I have to get a bigger brewing pot soon for the whole family.

    The best I've ever had!

    Cannot imagine starting my day without it :)


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