TEA IN AFRICA
AFTER SUCCESS IN PLANTING TEA IN INDIA, Sri Lanka AND INDONESIA, THE DUTCH, PORTUGUESE AND BRITISH COLONIES PLANTED SEEDS on AFRICAn soil.
Tea has been cultivated on the continent of Africa since the 1880's, beginning in Malawi. Tea growing spread to kenya which is now the third largest exporter of tea in the world, behind China and Japan. Some African countries may have been introduced to tea much earlier than they began cultivating it, through Arab traders who travelled the Silk Road.
The CAFFEINE- free herb "Rooibos" (red bush) is Native to South Africa and commonly consumed with spices, sugar and milk.