Yes, rooibos tea is supposed to be great for anti-aging and helping to lower cholesterol.
I also got some skin care products made with rooibos tea. Rooibos is supposed to be very good for the skin, when applied topically.
THE AFRICAN BOBOTIE AND MALVA PUDDING
I also stocked up on spices and condiments that are unusual and hard to get in our part of the world. South Africans are big on roasting and stews so they have great spices for these.
So I got enough to make the African peri-peri chicken, bobotie and Malva pudding.
ONLY IN SOUTH AFRICA
Finally, I got products that are South African-made but not exported overseas.
I found a really good port wine here in Northern Cape today at a garage winery, for instance, so I bought a bottle of this even if I know I actually can’t spare the kilos.
I’m bringing so much stuff home, you see.
I also bought the ingredients for dukkah, which is an Egyptian mix that’s great to serve with good olive oil and freshly baked bread or sprinkled over salads.
I found some dukkah which is locally made, so I bought a bottle too.
EVERYONE’S FAVORITE SNACK
Finally, I bought some unusual biltong.
Biltong is the favorite snack of South Africans, and it’s really meat jerky.
I found biltong made out of bacon, which was marinated in Malay spices.
So one of these days, I’m going to host a dinner at home, and my guests are going to feel like they’ve just been to South Africa for the evening, on a never-ending, and never-endingly eventful Travelife.