This was last nights cup. It is a little strange, but apparently my favorite cup from Republic of Tea so far, is not a tea but an herbal or is it a tisane? What’s the difference? I don’t drink a lot of rooibos but this one I thought was really pretty good. The tiny bag just maybe did it a favor. The vanilla is not very strong but hits at the perfect amount to take the harsh edge off the late sip and add just enough flavor to be pleasing. If they would cut their prices in half I might be tempted to keep this around.

Asking seriously – how do you describe the taste of straight rooibos? To me it seems kind of spicy but sweet. The sip can have a harshness that makes me image tasting cedar sawdust (not that I ever have). I am at a loss to put it into words. My blog covers a lot of bagged tea for those looking for a review of grocery store teas along with my loose leaf journey. Help me out and if I use your description I will credit you on my review of this one.

JacquelineM

I see herbal tea and tisane as being pretty much interchangeable. :)

gmathis

Rooibos — a little fruity without the fruit flavor? Sharp, sweet roots? You’re right. It’s hard to categorize.

JacquelineM

I always think of rooibos as “depth” or “heft” or “body” — I have been drinking it flavored these past few years and I’m having a hard time thinking of adjectives to describe it plain (sweet wood?)!

K S

Not so easy is it? I typed “what does rooibos taste like” in Google and came up pretty emptyhanded.

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JacquelineM

I see herbal tea and tisane as being pretty much interchangeable. :)

gmathis

Rooibos — a little fruity without the fruit flavor? Sharp, sweet roots? You’re right. It’s hard to categorize.

JacquelineM

I always think of rooibos as “depth” or “heft” or “body” — I have been drinking it flavored these past few years and I’m having a hard time thinking of adjectives to describe it plain (sweet wood?)!

K S

Not so easy is it? I typed “what does rooibos taste like” in Google and came up pretty emptyhanded.

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