Considered the national drink of South Africa, rooibos (which means "red bush" in Afrikaans) is not a tea because it is not derived from the camellia sinensis (or tea plant). It is therefore mistakenly called "red tea" because of its beautiful amber-red colour. Rooibos is completely free of caffeine and can therefore be consumed even in the evening. Rooibos comes from a shrub of the same family as the acacia trees and grows only in the Cedarberg Mountains north of Cape Town. The leaves are a beautiful mahogany colour and have a subtle, round flavour.