Why Buy From Us

Seven reasons to source your bulk organic rooibos directly from us

We harvest, produce, process and export hundreds of tons of bulk organic rooibos to premium tea brand owners world-wide.

1.

Single estate origin & excellent quality rooibos

Klipopmekaar is one of the largest organic rooibos farms in the industry. We’re located in one of the few high-quality rooibos production regions. Our average field altitude is relatively high, and the farm is situated in the lower rainfall endemic home of the rooibos plant.

 

These factors along with our leading organic farming methods, tea-making recipe, and stringent quality assurance, combine to create excellent quality, and wonderfully flavored rooibos with distinctive aroma. 

 

Most large processor/trader suppliers principally offer blends amalgamated from multiple varying-quality production regions. We offer single estate consistency of quality to discerning buyers.

view of a rooibos tea farm

2.

Ethically farmed & certified organic rooibos; your food safety assured

Klipopmekaar rooibos is certified organic by ECOCERT SA to supply European (EU), Japanese (JAS) & North American (NOP/USDA) markets.

 

All our organic rooibos is also certified by Rainforest Alliance (RA) as ethically and sustainably produced. And rooibos processing is FSSC 22000 certified.

3.

Direct supply chain

With us, you’re dealing directly with the farmer and producer of your bulk rooibos.

 

Its straight-forward, farm-to-table and just one step. We’re open in our dealings, accountable to you, and focused on your beverage brands’ success.

 

You cut out the potential extra costs and complexity of doing business with unnecessary intermediaries.

4.

Personal touch and marketing assistance

We offer a personal, knowledgeable and high-touch engagement to customers. We welcome you to visit our beautiful farm and facilities.

 

We’re interested to spend time with our clients and learn about your businesses, and we’re eager to help you understand how/where your rooibos is produced.

 

We’re keen to assist you with unlocking marketing opportunities to authentically connect your tea brand to its single estate origin and the greater Cederberg region. We also provide tools to assist you with your digital and print advertising.

5.

Climate change-adapted rooibos farming & reliability of supply

Rooibos production is highly drought affected; with total industry production volumes shifting in lockstep (up to 50%) with cyclical drought and long-term climate change. 

 

Klipopmekaar is #1 in the industry when it comes to the supplementary irrigation of rooibos. Our pioneering largescale drip irrigation schemes enable us to carefully supplement shortfalls in precipitation and mitigate the negative effects of climate change or drought as/when necessary. The bottom line is that we can significantly improve the long-term consistent reliability (and quality) of supply for valued clients.

 

Consistently good yields flowing from our ability to irrigate (when necessary) means we can stabilize good yields, and keep our prices within a consistent acceptable pricing-band for clients. 

6.

Stable rooibos pricing, long-term contracts & storage

We strive to build stable, long-term, enjoyable, and mutually profitable relationships with our valued customers.

 

Should you be interested, we’re willing to explore long-term supplier agreements. These agreements provide more predictable pricing at reasonable rates and can insulate buyers from the ongoing fluctuations in rooibos market conditions.

 

We also offer free-of-charge long term (insured) storage which enables you to draw-down supply as/when needed. And we’re happy to explore inventory reserve schemes with those clients particularly concerned about stock-outs.

 

We are, of course, also happy to simply establish prices & volumes annually to your satisfaction.

rooibos bags in storage room

7.

Track record of success

Our growing business has been successfully supplying premium brands and discerning buyers of bulk rooibos since 2007.
  • Klipopmekaar is the exclusive organic rooibos supplier to BOS Ice Tea, the #1 rooibos ice tea brand in the world.
  • We’re proudly a preferred organic rooibos supplier to the oldest rooibos brand in the world.
Our clients understand the rooibos industry well, and are discerning in their supplier choices. References are available on request.
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