Creators Marie-Louise Oosthuizen and Hetta van Deventer-Terblanche share a lifelong dedication to good food and wine. The idea sprouted from a Sodastream gift given to Hetta, four years ago. Since mixing and creating cocktails is one of the many talents of Marie-Louise, the Sodastream machine was put to task. Unimpressed with the lack of ingredients available in the existing market, the duo set out to develop their own cordials, testing recipes on lucky friends and family members. The end goal was clear and uncompromising - it had to be a 100% natural drink, with the health properties intact and outstanding taste. The name Two in a Bush, refers to the adage “a bird in the hand is better than two in the bush” – be thankful for what you have, a philosophy that both Hetta and Marie-Louise observe.
Two in a Bush Iced Tea Cordial is more than proudly South African, the delicious taste of real brewed tea and natural ingredients set it apart. Pure mineral water and only the finest natural ingredients are used to make this premium drink. Rooibos tea is caffeine-free, and packed with scientifically proven health benefits and antioxidants. Rooibos tea was awarded protected designation of origin (PDO) status earlier this year. This means only leaves cultivated in South Africa’s southeast Cederberg region can be sold as “rooibos” in EU countries and several others, limiting competition from imitations that have appeared amid growing demand for this antioxidant-rich brew.
The cordial is a versatile drink that can be enjoyed chilled, diluted with water or soda water for a low sugar alternative drink, or used as an ingredient in a variety of cocktails or mocktails. Hetta says that “Two in a Bush Ice Tea Cordials are ideal for the whole family to enjoy, my kids love it. It is for anyone that is serious about quality ingredients with great taste, and also serves as a grown-up drink with alcohol added. The world has changed so much, we are reassessing our lifestyles, and although we both enjoy wine tremendously, occasions often arise where we want to sip socially, but without alcohol or low alcohol. Two in a Bush Ice Tea Cordials are our number one choice”. Marie-Louise quips in that “mixed with soda water it puts the perfect shot of tea in a G & T”. The cordials are available at the best delis, local markets, stores and online.
We do not take shortcuts.
Currently, there is definite and positive interest from Europe and the Americas, but shipping costs are a hurdle when launching a new product overseas. Glass bottles, manufactured from mainly recycled glass, is a heavy and costly product to ship.
For now, South Africa & Namibia, but export opportunities to Europe and other African countries are in advanced stages of development.
Yes! But we are not letting the cat out of the bag yet – watch this space early 2023.
Contact person: Hetta or Marie-Louise
Contact Number: +27(0)82 5766 988