Elandsberg Tea Processors is a privately owned pasteurisation and packaging company
operating on Groenkol Rooibos Tea Estate, 22 kilometres from Clanwilliam.

Elandsberg Tea Processors - Sifting Pasteurisation and Packaging

The company was established in 2001 by the third generation of the Engelbrecht family, who has been farming rooibos on the estate since the 1950’s, as part of the family’s vision of providing clients with the whole service supply chain when purchasing their rooibos products.

The company’s mission is to provide the best quality rooibos and service to our clients. We value personal service and strive to build long-term business relationships. We deliver a wide range of services from sifting and pasteurisation of bulk rooibos to private label packaging.

All client orders processed at Elandsberg Tea Processors are governed by strict HACCP protocol and supporting documentation of all processes are maintained to ensure traceability. We have an independent Quality Assurance Officer who monitors all processes and critical control points during processing and packaging.


Elandsberg Tea Processors consists out of 2 divisions. Sifting and pasteurisation of bulk rooibos has been our core business since 2001. In 2007 we expanded our range of services by adding a packaging facility geared to provide brand owners with a complete range of packaging options.


Bulk rooibos is sifted and pasteurised according to client’s needs. For palletised product, double layer paper bags are being used, with weights ranging from 16-18kg per bag and 50 bags per pallet. An alternative option is to use 20kg polypropylene bags with a poly-ethylene liner; this is used for un-palletised loads. Every bulk batch is tested on site by the Perishable Products Export Control Board (PPECB) to ensure that it complies with food-safety and phyto-sanitary standards.


Various packaging options are available and we aim to fulfil the various needs that clients have.

Examples of various packaging options are:

  • Loose leave rooibos in 5 kg poly-ethylene bags
  • Loose tag less teabags (2g or 2.5g) (1000 teabags per shipping unit)
  • Tag less teabags in a 40/50g metallised or clear poly-ethylene pouch
  • Mixing and blending of flavours and herbs with rooibos to be packed in retail packaging
  • Additional processing may include inserting pouches or loose teabags into tamper proof retail cartons, gluing, printing and packing into shipping/display cartons. Printing of retail packaging with batch numbers, production and use by dates are done in line and tailored to client’s specifications.

Our management team has several years of experience and we will advise and assist our clients with recommendations and different packaging options should it be required. We pride ourselves in being flexible in meeting the demands of our clients.

A minimum packaging order quantity of one pallet (approximately 300kg) is compulsory.A


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Groenkol Rooibos tea Estate
PO Box 370
South Africa

Tel: +27 27 482 2640