On the West Coast of South Africa lies a farm which, in the early 1800s, was known as Seaton Location, named after then owner and Englishman, Mister Seaton. Seaton Location was bought around 1855 by the De Beer family and the name was changed to Lambertshoek.
Here the production of Rooibos is as much a part of life as the Englishman’s mountain overlooking the fields. In the 21st century, a company called Seaton & Lamb was born, bringing together not only the names of this farm throughout centuries (Seaton Location and Lambertshoek), but also the knowledge and wisdom, passed on by generations, to bring you the richest, purest quality Rooibos tea you would ever taste. It is from these images of vast Rooibos lands, skillfully cultivated through the ages, that the name ‘LEA‘ was born – the Old English word for ‘arable land’.
Seaton & Lamb and LEA Rooibos was founded by Maret de Beer, a pharmacist by profession, who married 4th-generation Rooibos-farmer on Lambertshoek, Sybrand de Beer, in 2018. Together they started dreaming of packaging and marketing their own Rooibos tea and the dream became a reality in 2020.
LEA Rooibos currently consists of packaged original Rooibos and five variants: Rooibos & Buchu, Rooibos & Cancer Bush, Rooibos & Chamomile, Vanilla Rooibos and Chai Rooibos.