Rooibos Green

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Non-fermented (oxidized) rooibos tea with no caffeine. There is mild taste and grassy aroma.

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911 tasting notes

Grabbed this one because I didn’t need more caffeine but did want more tea. I like this. It still strikes me similar to a soft Chinese black with earthy flavors and tonight I’m picking up a strong end taste of honey. Not a dark honey, but a lighter honey which is good since that’s the type I prefer. It actually reminds me a lot of the Fujian Baroque from earlier today though honey-y instead of fruity. For me, this is an herbal that can fulfill my need for a lighter black tea so I imagine this will be a good pantry staple.

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

I’ve never tried green rooibos. I don’t like red, but I’d be willing to give green a shot.

Miss Sweet

I can’t stand red rooibos, but I like green rooibos so definitely give it a go – the taste is less dusty/piney/offensive than red.


I don’t get piney from red- otherwise I’d LOVE it. I get ashey licorice.

Harney & Sons The Store

Is this a blend of Kukicha and Rooibos?


It doesn’t appear to be. I went on their website and the description here is the same one on the website. I’m sure the description would state if it did because the absence of it implies that it’s caffeine free.


Nope not a blend, this is just unfermented rooibos. It’s very different (to me) than regular rooibos (which I tend to hate and think tastes like sour wood) and I’m really enjoying having a good tea around I can have right before bed!

Harney & Sons The Store

Unoxidized Rooibos eh? Sounds interesting, I’ll have to give it a try sometime. Our rooibos has sweet earthy notes, with a hint of cashews, but I also feel that notes and flavors is entirely susceptible to brewing times, temperatures, amount of tea used, the provider, and of course our own use of retro-nasal tasting.


Rooibos always strikes me as sour, wet wood. I did love Samovar’s Scarlet Sable, which had rooibos in it (normally any rooibos kills a tea for me) so I do hold out hope that one day I will find a rooibos I like… well, besides this one which isn’t a normal one. The second steep of this tastes more woody, like rooibos normally tastes, but with a hint of chamomile. I find it a pretty interesting little beastie and would definitely recommend you give it a shot, for the experience at the very least! :)

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100 tasting notes

This is confusing to me because I don’t get as much green or rooibos as I would have thought. But it is smooth and almost a little creamy.

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150 tasting notes

Not what I was expecting!

I had a free teabag of this and decided to have it as my nightcap. Dry it smelled fresh and a bit like citrus. Brewed, it was completely different. It tastes almost like a light black tea, maybe a very light darjeeling.

Anyhow, it’s smooth, a bit nutty, and while I wouldn’t say it was “sweet,” there is a hint of it. This was my first green rooibos, and I’m impressed.

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