South African Green Rooibos Superior Organic

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Rooibos Tea
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Boiling 7 min, 30 sec 6 oz / 177 ml

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This green (unfermented) Rooibos contains even higher levels of anti-oxidants than the standard (oxidized) versions. With a light flavor, pleasant fresh aroma, and mild sweetness, this tisane is a good choice for a caffeine-free beverage.

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17 tasting notes

This is one of my favorite herbal teas. It’s a little like lemongrass without lemon; grassy but unlike a grassy green teas. Fresh, clean, light, and crisp. I prefer this to red rooibos very strongly; it lacks a certain objectionable quality in the aroma of the red tea.

rmark25

Thanks. You just reminded me…my friend just came back from South Africa to visit family and I asked her to bring me back some Rooibos!
I also reminds me that I need to try green Rooibos alone without any added flavors

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As some might know, I have a love-hate relationship with Rooibos, or more honestly some of the common things blended with Rooibos (I am looking at you, lemongrass,) so I was very excited to try this Green Rooibos by Upton Tea Imports. Since it is green that means that it has not been oxidized (just like Green Tea) and has even more antioxidants, which is apparently really good for one’s health. The first thing I noticed about the aroma of these little leaves is how much like nature they smell like, just imagine standing in a field and you have it, I think I can even smell a slight breeze. There is a mild sweetness like honey and beeswax followed by a note of strawberries, it is very faint though. The main aroma is very reminiscent of fresh hay.

Time to steep! The leaves take on more of a floral aroma, like aster or chrysanthemum. It also has that very distinct Rooibos aroma but sweeter. The liquid takes on notes of pear and still has a delightfully floral aroma as well.

The taste is sweet, though not as sweet as the oxidized ‘red’ Rooibos that I am used to. It also lacks the floral chrysanthemum like taste that the other Rooibos has, which is probably my favorite thing about this tea. I do not dislike chrysanthemum, I just find that it tastes a little odd. It is very mild with subtle hints of pears and apples blending with an earthiness that I do recognize from its oxidized variety. How does it compare? Well I certainly like it, possibly more than just a straight Rooibos. I am not sure it would make such spectacular blends as red Rooibos though since it is not as sweet. I say give it a try if you only kinda like Rooibos and want to explore further with this plant.

For blog and photos: http://ramblingbutterflythoughts.blogspot.com/2013/10/upton-tea-imports-green-rooibos-tea.html

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62 tasting notes

This is the perfect way to wind down after a long day!

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Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
takgoti

Green Rooibos? I’m intrigued.

Teafreak

I like it! I know some people find it weak compared to rooibos, but that’s exactly what I like about it, it has much sweeter notes and a very smooth taste.

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34 tasting notes

This tea is a good value and a good herbal tea for health benefits. I would say there is nothing outstanding with this tea its average for a green rooibos. This is not a review about Upton teas but I enjoy how fast they ship and have good experiences with Upton Teas.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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10 tasting notes

Supposedly even better for us than red rooibos, this unoxidized version is mild-tasting and faintly grassy. I like it, but I prefer red rooibos, all in all.

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