Organic African Nectar

Tea type
Rooibos Tea
Organic Hibiscus, Organic Marigold, Organic Natural Flavoring, Organic Rooibos
Floral, Flowers, Nectar, Rooibos, Sweet, Wood, Fruity, Sugarcane, Herbs, Hibiscus, Blueberry, Fruit Punch, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Tannic, Tropical, Wet Wood, Citrus, Earth, Rose, Mango, Metallic, Passion Fruits, Peach, Perfume, Pleasantly Sour, Stonefruits, Vanilla, Peppermint
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Caffeine Free
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200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 30 sec 6 g 18 oz / 525 ml

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  • “The Final Sipdown: Day 11 Decupboarding Total: 24 Today is the day for drinking (and decupboarding!) the (not-)teas that scare me. That’s right. Rooibos. Yuck. This one… still not good. It...” Read full tasting note
  • “My second time drinking this one. I liked it quite a bit the first time. And quite a bit this time as well. A solid bagged tropical flavored rooibos. I’ll pick apart which topical flavors I can...” Read full tasting note
  • “The beau brought a silken satchet of this home from his work for me to try. While I’m not the biggest rooibos fan anymore I do love him so try it I shall. The aroma reminds me of Ruby Red from...” Read full tasting note
  • “I didn’t expect much from this tea, so that’s ok. Would I purchase it again? Probably not as there are better out there. Really wasn’t feeling the "nectar’ portion of this tea whatsoever.” Read full tasting note

From Mighty Leaf Tea

Rooibos, also known as Red Tea, is an herbal plant from South Africa. Sojourn to the fertile tropics with our Organic African Nectar rooibos tea, a caffeine-free Rooibos blend teeming with tropical fruit and blossoms. Rich in anti-oxidants, it promotes calm and relaxation.

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Mighty Leaf Tea was born for the sole purpose of infusing life into an ancient indulgence by creating tea products that reach new heights of quality and innovation. Our passion is creating the most incredible handcrafted tea blends found anywhere, globally sourcing the finest ingredients available. Paralleling the highest standards of quality at Mighty Leaf Tea is ongoing creative innovation.

83 Tasting Notes

3 tasting notes

I love the way Rooibos tastes and many flavored varieties are too strongly flavored but this one is very gentle.

Flavors: Earth, Mango, Vanilla

185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 45 sec

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2 tasting notes

Upon opening the paper package that the tea bag came in I can immediately smell the tea; unfortunately it smelled like strong cough syrup to me. The silk tea pouch with sewn edges looked very nice though, it definitely adds to the experience.

Once hot water is added the heated smell is less like cough syrup and and more pleasant like fruit and flowers, and I could identify the mangos. I checked the ingredient list and saw no mangos, but just a second later realized it was in the “natural flavours”. It was an odd moment expecting to see mango in the list but didn’t, perhaps it would help to list it in brackets.

The tea is mild and thin-bodied, reddish orange liquor, and does not have a lot of depth, but I could smell the fruit while I drink it. It leaves a minty kind of aftertaste in the mouth that reminds me of peppermint, and sometimes at the very end a whiff of honey. It will probably not go well with milk as it does not have the astringency (being a rooibos) to offset the milk. It needs more character for my taste, but I can see it go well with fruit pieces as an iced tea.

Flavors: Flowers, Mango, Peppermint

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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65 tasting notes

For a bagged tea, this is pretty good. Rooibos has grown on me over time. I don’t find this one too overbearing in flavor and the slightly sweet tropical flavors were a nice complement to the tea.

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1737 tasting notes

As an indication of my true feelings about rooibos, this Organic African Nectar is one of the last varieties left to try in my MIghty Leaf sampler box! I see from the company’s description that rooibos is said to be good for us: packed with antioxidants and all that jazz. Good to know that it has some redeeming qualities.

This is not bad, mind you, but it is essentially rooibos. The brew is bright orange-red and tastes primarily of rooibos. Are there connoisseurs who distinguish fine grades of rooibos? Or is comparing rooibos infusions rather like comparing types of light beer?

I’m sure that this is fine for those who like rooibos. I believe that I enjoyed the Palais des Thés rooibos blends a bit more, because I could really taste some of the other flavors. Here I don’t detect the marigold and don’t even really notice the hibiscus. I would not say that this blend is unpleasant, but it’s definitely not something for which I anticipate a craving in the future.

(Blazing New Rating #40)

Flavors: Rooibos

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 9 OZ / 266 ML

Lol, the “comparing types of light beer” got me. I hate rooibos too.


does anyone actually drink light beer?


Good question, Cheri! Apparently so… the weight conscious couch potatoes?


these are my true feelings about rooibos too, haha.

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3729 tasting notes

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First of all, this is my first travelling teabox and this thing is seriously packed full of goodies. I am so grateful to be apart of it so thank you to everyone involved. I was so excited to just dive right in.

This tea was close to the top and in a teabag which meant easy brewing. I really didn’t expect much beyond a rooibosy flavor and that is what I am getting. However, it is a very nice rooibos, neither medicinal nor woodsy. Just smooth and sweet and really quite nice. With that said, I don’t think I would buy it myself as it is really sort of nondescript and forgettable. Though it is nice to try. Thanks Dexter3657 for including it in the box :)


Sorry – I took out a few teabags and tossed a few in to replace them I haven’t even tried these…. :((


No need to be sorry. It wasn’t bad. Just nothing special.

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1806 tasting notes

I bought a couple of the Mighty Leaf Master Samplers just after Christmas because I knew I’d be doing a lot of events this year. However much I like my loose tea, tea bags are far more convenient when I’m running around away from my desk, and they mean I can get in my daily tea without feeling too guilty about it. As tea bags go, these are pretty good. They’re huge, for a start, and I love the way they’re sewn round the outside — it’s too cute! The tea inside is almost loose quality, too, so I’ve no real complaints.

My first choice this morning was Organic African Nectar. As rooibos goes, it’s one of the nicest I’ve tried. The tropical fruit flavours and the hint of vanilla are the standouts here, and the rooibos keeps itself to itself in the background. I can taste mango, primariy — juicy yet slightly peppery — maybe a hint of pineapple? It’s a great, tasty mid-morning treat, and it did make me feel marginally less grumpy about spending Saturday at work. So there you go. Tea really does make everything better!

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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5 tasting notes

Sweet, fruity and floral. Great for summer.

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682 tasting notes

I think this might be a sipdown… I’m not actually sure.
But yeah. Red rooibos tea. Just your average rooibos sooo.. ehh there’s no caffeine and it’s late so it’s rooibos time :)
This is actually the one and only caffeine-free tea I brought with me ahhaha

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6 tasting notes

Pleasant, subtle, fruity decoration on rooibos…so subtle in fact, that I would probably just go with plain rooibos instead of buying this again because it’s so much cheaper and not all that different. But still, it was delicious!

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59 tasting notes

Sweet and deep flavor. I did not add anything to this; it was great on its own.

6 min, 0 sec

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