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Redbush

Tea type
Rooibos Tea
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Edit tea info Last updated by KanaAzuki
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 14 oz / 400 ml

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  • “I'm trying to stay away from black tea for a bit to regulate the ph levels in my body so it was a Rooibos day for me. This particular Rooibos is REALLY earthy and very clay like, it reminds me of...” Read full tasting note
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    erinstea 50 tasting notes
  • “This is my first experience of red tea, and it was pretty good! Tetley Red Tea is caffeine-free and Tetley claims that it "contains qualities that relieve allergies, ease digestion and help...” Read full tasting note
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    kanaazuki 12 tasting notes
  • “In my last tasting note on this, I said it wouldn't be a chore to finish the remaining teabags. I have changed my mind. It's not that the tea has gotten worse - it's still an average, basic rooibos...” Read full tasting note
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    NatalieOgden 41 tasting notes
  • “A lower end Redbush in my opinion. Its an ok tea but lacks the refreshing flavour of better Redbush teas. However it is nice to see that Redbush has got the attention it deserves and maybe with...” Read full tasting note
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    RetroToast 22 tasting notes

From Tetley

Redbush is delicious with hot or cold milk, with lemon or simply on its own. It can be sweetened with sugar or honey but, as it is naturally quite sweet it doesn’t really need it. Also Redbush can be reheated without becoming bitter or losing any flavour.

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6 Tasting Notes

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50 tasting notes

I’m trying to stay away from black tea for a bit to regulate the ph levels in my body so it was a Rooibos day for me. This particular Rooibos is REALLY earthy and very clay like, it reminds me of play doh—not that I make a habit of eating/drinking play doh. Meh, it’s not amazing. I’ve had better.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec
Bonnie

Love the play doh reference! Ha! Had tea with my 3 grandsons couple of days ago…wish you could see the photo…sooo cute. Each got a tea set in a special box from their Uncle for Christmas and they are so proud of them. I ordered Monkey Fart tea just for the name to give to them. Think we need a boys catagory or tea’s with great cool names.

Erin

Absolutely agree Bonnie! I’ve got two myself, and so far, they love tea :)

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12 tasting notes

This is my first experience of red tea, and it was pretty good!

Tetley Red Tea is caffeine-free and Tetley claims that it “contains qualities that relieve allergies, ease digestion and help increase iron absorption”. I have no idea if it helped me with anything, but this was a nice tea. Tetley also says that “it also contains minerals that promote healthy skin, teeth and bones.”

I’m no scientist so I have no idea if those are true or not. I drink tea for the feeling and taste (also because I dislike drinking water). Overall, this satisfied my tastes and I am considering buying more after I finish some of the 58 tea bags I bought today.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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41 tasting notes

In my last tasting note on this, I said it wouldn’t be a chore to finish the remaining teabags. I have changed my mind. It’s not that the tea has gotten worse – it’s still an average, basic rooibos which is inoffensive to the tastebuds – it’s just that my tea collection has expanded ridiculously over the last couple of weeks (thanks to Hapatite and MissB mainly, as well as a slight indiscretion on my part in a tea shop yesterday) and I want to drink all of those instead of these.

I flash-iced two bags of this last night as I was incredibly thirst and needed something to gulp. Also my tea habit means that tea is the only available drink in the house. Two teabags in 1/3 of a mug of boiling water for around 5 minutes, topped up with water as cold as I could run. The smell is amazingly honey-like, but unfortunately this is not reflected in the taste, which is a one-note woodsy flavour. A good choice to drink iced quickly when you can’t really taste what you’re drinking much, as I wouldn’t want to waste my good tea this way! I was also curious to try an iced rooibos, and it was better than expected.

Still have better teas by a long margin, and am now quite bored of this. Not going to mark it down, though, as my ratings are based on the best experience and this was definitely not it.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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22 tasting notes

A lower end Redbush in my opinion. Its an ok tea but lacks the refreshing flavour of better Redbush teas. However it is nice to see that Redbush has got the attention it deserves and maybe with some work Tetley can crack it.

One for someone looking to try Redbush without leaving their comfort zone.

A shade brighter and shade better than regular Tetley’s

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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50 tasting notes

A passable rooibos, not particularly flavoursome (though it does have that odd ‘Tetley taste’ somehow, so maybe someone who regularly drinks Tetley tea would like it)

Probably won’t buy it again but if it came down to a choice between standard Tetley tea and this I’d pick this.

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