This is my first rooibos. The smell worried me at first. It was like vanilla pipe tobacco that my grandfather used to smoke. But I was pleased with the taste. Very smooth and sweet. I need to get a different strainer because mine aloud a lot of leaf into my cup, it must not be fine enough.
Bourbon Street Vanilla Rooibos
Bourbon Street Vanilla Rooibos has choice-grade rooibos, natural bourbon vanilla flavor, almond flakes and calendula petals in a base of rooibos tea. Caffeine-free. Use 1 tsp. per cup and steep 5-10 minutes in freshly boiled water.
Rooibos (pronounced “roy bus”) is made from the needle-like leaves of a caffeine-free bush native to South Africa. It is oxidized like black tea, and is a popular alternative to decaffeinated black tea. Good both hot and cold, it has a mild flavor and won’t turn bitter with extended brewing. It is reputed to be even higher in antioxidants than green tea and is known for its soothing properties.