ROOIBOS WAS FIRST DISCOVERED BY THE NATIVES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA, THE BUSHMEN. THEY DRIED THE LEAVES AND FOUND WHEN WATER WAS ADDED TO THE LEAVES, THE DRINK WAS A RICH RUSTY RED.  ROOIBOS TEA (AFRIKAANS FOR REDBUSH) WAS BORN! FOR CENTURIES THE KHOISAN TRIBES USED IT AS A HERBAL REMEDY FOR MANY AILMENTS, AND ITS REFRESHING, DELICIOUS TASTE.