Rooibos de Noël

Tea type
Herbal Rooibos Blend
Not available
Candy, Orange
Sold in
Not available
Not available
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by JoonSusanna
Average preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

Currently unavailable

We don't know when or if this item will be available.

From Our Community

1 Image

0 Want it Want it

2 Own it Own it

10 Tasting Notes View all

From Dammann Freres

South African rooibos with ginger bread, bitter orange and black cherry flavours. A brilliant maelstrom of Christmas flavours enhanced with ginger bits, cloves, red berries and orange peels. (Brewing time: 4 to 5 minutes)

About Dammann Freres View company

Company description not available.

10 Tasting Notes

1436 tasting notes

This smells delicious, like juicy oranges, and it came out of Dammann Freres’ advent calendar.

I wasn’t a huge fan of it plain, so I added sweetener almost immediately. Then it becomes a creamy orange with a hint of cherry. I get few spices, but again that’s likely from my oversteeping issues of late.

Boiling 8 min or more

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

871 tasting notes

Day 18!

Darn you steepster!! Making it super difficult to find a tea. Most people would give up after it wouldn’t come up in the find a tea search box. The rest would give up after manually searching through all of Dammann’s teas on the site. But no… I am a tea addict (and proud to say it). I will attempt to add the tea, only to find out there is already a tea that exists by the same name that doesn’t come up anywhere else on the site. Whew!

Anyway, this tea is super delish. It quite reminds me of flocon d’epices. I think Dammann must have shares in hubba bubba gum because that is what all of their teas taste like for me. I get minimal rooibos taste. I definitely taste the black cherry and red fruits. I am not getting much ginger bread but the liquor is quite thick. I am getting a bit of clove but it is not too spicey and pleasantly sweet.

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

sounds interesting!


Haha. I do all of those things too! I added this last night so probably about the same time you were looking for it – for some reason it takes a bit for the tea to show up when you do a search for it, though…

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

863 tasting notes

Advent calendar day 18.

Rooibos. We meet again.

I have learned that I’m just not much of a fan of herbals. I’ll try them, sure, but I don’t go out of my way to buy them anymore. They just taste off to me now.

This is no exception. The dry leaf smells mostly of orange and clove but it also doesn’t definitively smell of tea. It has a medicinal smell that gets stronger when brewed (I’m thinking this may be due to the cherry.)

The taste (served with no additives) is okay – mostly orange. The mouthfeel is fine. I just really don’t like that medicinal note – I have to breathe through my mouth in order to take a sip.

Yeah, not wowed, but then I didn’t expect to be, really.

Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

Bleh, rooibos ;)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

767 tasting notes

good morning! merry christmas!
I have tried SO MANY TEAS over the past few days and haven’t made notes for any, booooo :(
So even though I don’t like posting from my phone I’m gonna try to do it more often.

Yesterday’s movies include 2 documentaries, ‘The Woodmans’ and ‘Cutie and The Boxer’. Both about artists. Both very good.
Today I’m gonna start with ‘56 up’. It’s a series where the filmmaker interviews the same group of British children every 7 years. When I worked at a video store in Philadelphia I got hooked.

I drank this tea last night as I watched an episode of ‘my cat from hell’ at 1am. I had just learned about it at dinner and I was curious. What can I say :)


7 Up (and all of the following years) is excellent!


yesterday i got a friend newly hooked on the UP series too. and then today she got another person hooked! spreading the word…
it’s easy to recommend them when they are all on netflix. :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

103 tasting notes

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

4533 tasting notes

Advent Calendar Day Sixteen

Hooray! My (first) White2Tea order showed up today which meant I finally had all the pieces to send off my Secret Santa package for the Tea Chat/Slack exchange! I was beginning to get really worried it wouldn’t arrive by Christmas – and at this point it may not make it there FOR Christmas, but should at least get there for New Years…

I drank this one on the commute in the work today; and like yesterday’s advent tea it was one I drank blindly/without ingredients. It was also one I was sort of disappointed to see because I had a late night yesterday at DAVIDsTEA and only had like four hours of sleep going into the day today – so I was really hoping for something caffeinated from the calendar this morning.

Nonetheless, it was REALLY tasty. I almost immediately was able to identify this as a spiced orange blend, or at the very least spiced citrus. My money was on orange though; especially to tie into the festivity of it all. I for sure picked up on the peppercorn in the finish of the sip; that light tickle is very familiar to me at this point in my tea drinking journey. Maybe a bit of ginger? And I got the sweetness of the clove, but couldn’t completely nail down that flavour on my own without the ingredients list.

The orange was very bright though, and it had an extra supporting sweetness to it that I just couldn’t quite place my finger on. Turns out I had in completely wrong; I think I was picking up on the cherry in the blend although I 100% interpreted it as more of a honey or even caramel note. So, definitely WAY off. But honestly the additional fruit note just merged with the orange so well that all I was getting was extra sweetness. Very nice overall though. Spiced Orange is sort of a played out flavour combo, but with how it’s done here it didn’t feel nearly so overdone. Which is a testament to the quality of the tea.

Though it would be interesting to revisit this one given I now know what the ingredients actually are supposed to be…

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

604 tasting notes

Still finishing up some of these teabags since I’ve been sipping on other teas. I am excited that this is another rooibos blend – always a nice caffeine treat to have at the end of the day. This one smells very much like strong, tangy orange and cinnamon. A little concerning.. but I’ll give it a try!

Sipping… I’m surprised that the flavor is a bit weak considering how strong the scent is. I taste something similar to Fruit Stripe gum in the sip and then regular bubblegum in the aftertaste. I do detect some orange, but everything else that is included in the blend is lost for me. It’s not a bad blend and it’s reasonably tasty, but the flavor combination is weird and a little confusing.

December 18 – Advent 2014

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

972 tasting notes

Dammann Frères Advent Calendar – December 18th

Oh, hello again. I’ve been sick over the past few days, so I haven’t been around. I also couldn’t really smell or taste well, so while I did open my advent calendar door every day, I put the single sachets aside until now. And I do confess, I’m definitely not at full smelling and/or tasting capacity yet, but I’m far too fed up with being sick to put tea drinking off any longer. So while I suspect I won’t do these justice, I’m going to drink them anyway because I’m tired of waiting. So there!

I didn’t look too closely at the sachet, but I did notice red peppercorns mixed in with the rooibos, which I thought was odd. Dry scent is orange and perhaps grapefruit with a touch of spice. The steeped tea… smells and tastes like bubblegum to me, which seems to be a recurring theme when DF tries to mix fruit and spice. Strange! I can taste a bit of orange, but otherwise it’s all bubblegum.

Flavors: Candy, Orange

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

788 tasting notes

Smells like orange and bubblegum, but mostly bubblegum! How strange. Wow, it tastes like bubblegum! Like woodsy bubblegum that leaves your mouth kinda dry. I’m not getting any of the flavors that are described. This is really weird and I don’t know what to make of it.

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.