In the latest edition of Marvel's She-Hulk‚ the eponymous hero is offered a cup of rooibos tea by psychiatrist Flo Mayer to "calm her down"‚ according to the SA Rooibos Council.
From cocktails to cosmetics‚ it would appear the South African tea is hot stuff internationally. Cape Town is the only place in the world where the plant grows naturally. And local authorities jumped at the chance to celebrate the latest global recognition of the tea.
Council spokesman Adele du Toit said about 15‚000 tons of rooibos were consumed globally.
"The fact that the author has Mayer offering Walters a cup of rooibos to calm her nerves‚ after the confrontation with a villain called The Leader and his pawn‚ Professor Robyn Meiser Malt‚ is right on the money‚" said Du Toit.