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South African Rooibos

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Rooibos Tea
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Edit tea info Last updated by Jason
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175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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  • “Again, I have no basis for comparison with this tisane. But, compared to its flavored counterparts, I muchly prefer my rooibos plain. And iced. Though it's somehow cold down here in Southern...” Read full tasting note
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    imdeadgoaway 74 tasting notes
  • “Long time no post.. Like, long LONG time no post. So I got a job at Teavana, and I've been taking full advantage of the discounts/on the job free-tea. This came in a gift pack I got for cheap,...” Read full tasting note
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    JRCavileer 18 tasting notes
  • “I tried this because it was decaf and I wanted a tea to drink at bedtime. Definitely not my cup of tea. The rooibous just leaves an aftertaste that I don't like.” Read full tasting note
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    railfan1975 8 tasting notes
  • “Very tasty...definitely an acquired taste, but doesn't take more than 8-10 cups to acquire. A very unique flavor, the leaves smell a bit like those of the tobacco plant, and they create a very...” Read full tasting note
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    macmania 6 tasting notes

From Teavana

This is the highest grade, USDA certified organic, fermented red Rooibos from Cape Town, South Africa. Filled with vitamins and minerals, it is an excellent organic tea.

How to Prepare
Use 1.5 teaspoons of tea per 8oz of water. Heat water to 208 degrees and steep for 5-6 minutes. 2oz of tea equals 25-30 teaspoons.
Ingredients:
Organic red Rooibos tea.

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4 Tasting Notes

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74 tasting notes

Again, I have no basis for comparison with this tisane. But, compared to its flavored counterparts, I muchly prefer my rooibos plain. And iced.
Though it’s somehow cold down here in Southern California, I still drink it cold. I mean, it’s nice warm, but it’s really spectacular iced. I know I’m going in circles here, but… iced. This is a tisane to have iced.
It’s absolutely refreshing – more thirst-quenching than water. If I could have a pitcher of this constantly in the refrigerator, I could give up soda easily. But, unfortunately, I’m just too lazy to keep brewing and icing the tea… I need a tea slave.
This is also the only drink I’ll pay for at Teavana bars. Even though it’s way over-priced. But, if you know the people who are managers, or just old cards, you can generally coerce a free drink out of them through negotiation – “I’ll buy four ounces of this, if you hook me up with a free drink”. The trick here is that Teavana employees work on commission, and only make money for the product they sell, but not on the drinks they make. Sometimes you can spend less money on the leaf than you’d be paying for the drink.

In any case, this is a great herbal to ice up if you haven’t tried it before, though you might want to wait until the warmer months. Or, if you want to get some now, it’s also great hot, or even room temperature -a very versatile drink.

Preparation
Iced

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Long time no post.. Like, long LONG time no post. So I got a job at Teavana, and I’ve been taking full advantage of the discounts/on the job free-tea.

This came in a gift pack I got for cheap, but so far all the teas in this gift pack have been absolutely amazing. I’ve never had a plain Rooibos tea before, and I Kick myself for not doing so.

I can’t seem to describe the taste sufficiently. I prepared it without any additives. It’s sweet, tastes like some dessert I’ve had before. I’m deff. lagging on the descriptions, but it’s a 10/10 and if I can think of what it tastes like, I’ll update.

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I tried this because it was decaf and I wanted a tea to drink at bedtime. Definitely not my cup of tea. The rooibous just leaves an aftertaste that I don’t like.

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Very tasty…definitely an acquired taste, but doesn’t take more than 8-10 cups to acquire. A very unique flavor, the leaves smell a bit like those of the tobacco plant, and they create a very smokey infusion. I would recommend this also with cinnamon or cloves…

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