I really disliked this tea. It tasted very medicinal and woody. I thought it had a cherry flavor – like cough syrup. I couldn’t even finish the sample from my Steepster Select package.
“I really disliked this tea. It tasted very medicinal and woody. I thought it had a cherry flavor – like cough syrup. I couldn’t even finish the sample from my Steepster Select package.” Read full tasting note
“If you enjoy a light herbal almost woody yet floral tea, this is for you. I personally love this tea, so does my 4 year old. It is also delicious cold. its a bit lighter than the other rooibos...” Read full tasting note
“Wasn’t one of my favorites. Probably will finish the sampler and never drink again” Read full tasting note
“Don’t think I’ve had straight rooibos before. It has this tinge that reminds me of something…medicinal? Also is very woodsy. Not so much a fan…but not undrinkable either.” Read full tasting note
Rooibos is a bush native to Africa’s mediterranean-like, Western Cape and has been enjoyed for hundreds of years for its slightly sweet and floral taste, beautiful ruby color, and natural calming effect. It contains no caffeine but still maintains high levels of naturally occurring antioxidants.
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RooibosWhittard of Chelsea
If you enjoy a light herbal almost woody yet floral tea, this is for you. I personally love this tea, so does my 4 year old. It is also delicious cold. its a bit lighter than the other rooibos I’ve had but overall it is tasty. I find it very relaxing. maybe not for you if your looking for a serious jolt!
Flavors: Flowers, Honey, Wet Wood
Origin: Cederberg, South Africa
Dry Leaf: Looks and actually smells like sweet sawdust (in a good way). Very fine auburn and orange sticks.
Method: 1 tsp herb to 12 oz water ; Western style- classic oval teapot; 212F for 4 minute steep.
Wet Leaf: Tiny little sticks that are a deeper auburn now. Scents of honey and raw rhubarb.
Liquor: Deep auburn color and clear. Also with scents of honey and the raw rhubarb. The sawdust scent is subtle but steps back in.
Flavor: Sweet, woody, rhubarb. Interesting flavor. I have not had straight Rooibos before and it’s pretty good. Wouldn’t favor it over tea but I like a caffeine free herbal option for night time.
It is good with a cookie, it brings out its sweetness. Now I know what straight Rooibos tastes like so I can distinguish it in herbal blends.
From the Steepster Select Box; June, 2014
Flavors: Honey, Rhubarb, Wood
A mellow roobios, with more earth and woody notes than flowers. I didn’t feel that the fruity flavor of the average roobios was as strong as I would like it. It lacks the red punch and strong honey note I expected. This tea also didn’t stand up to a second steeping with much flavor.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Floral, Fruity, Wood