Red Mellow Bush Rooibos

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Grown in the high desert regions of the Cederberg Mountains, the shoots of Rooibos have been hand gathered by South Africans for generations. It is prepared like a traditional tea, undergoing meticulous drying (oxidation) and cutting. Organic Red Mellow Bush has an earthy vanilla taste and pleasing orange color with hints of autumn straw. With an anti-oxidant level comparable to green tea, Rooibos has no caffeine, is rich in minerals, very low in tannin, and is relaxing to the nerves. No wonder they call it the miracle tea. Discover the wonders of Rooibos!

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2036 tasting notes

Sipdown no. 134 of the year 2014.

Not something I’ll buy again unless I get talked into it by children, as there are so many other things I’d prefer to drink than plain red rooibos regardless of brand.

However, if you like plain red rooibos, you might like this. It has a distinct vanilla note, and it doesn’t have that pencil shaving thing going on that some rooibos does.


Pencil shaving thing! That’s it. I’ve been trying so hard to determine what is the flavor note that bothers me in certain rooibos blends and you just totally nailed it.

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348 tasting notes

I received a sample bag from Numi for being a bit of a fan. There’s really not much to report about it other than the fact that it’s rooibos. But – as far as rooibos goes – it is a good one, even for a bagged variety. I tried to steep it for only six minutes, but I forgot I had it there. So…fifteen minutes later, it still tasted good. Nut-sweet, kinda light. Needs something more, but what can you ask of the poor li’l legume?

205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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2938 tasting notes

Without additional flavoring or blending, I don’t think there’s anything anybody can do to plain ol’ rooibos to improve or degrade it … it is what it is. Pleasant and rooty.

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652 tasting notes

1 bag for 250mL, bare.

Watching tea or tisane steep in my dear old clear glass mug is great pleasure for me. Red rooibos is especially pretty to watch.

The initial scent of Numi’s Red Mellow Bush is that nuttiness some red rooibos has — and sunshine. I mean that exceptionally clean scent of sunshine — laundry dried on a clothesline, conifers in summer, sparkling rocks … that sunshine. No mint and no wood. The taste is a little dull, but i think that’s due to the relatively stingy teabag portion and not the leaves themselves. Rooibos needs a good 5 minutes to start developing its flavour, in my experience. I rarely take my rooibos leaves out of the cup before finishing the tisane.

Like Numi’s Bushmen’s Brew Honeybush, this is very competent. It’s a red rooibos I wouldn’t hesitate to give a first-time sipper. A good example of good rooibos.


Boiling 8 min or more

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2977 tasting notes

I have spiced rooibos, cranberry rooibos, pumpkin cream rooibos… this one little teabag is the ONLY plain rooibos currently in my possession.

This seems like a decent quality, plain rooibos. Not earth-shattering, but certainly not bad. Does have natural hints of vanilla and orange (it’s all rooibos – no additives). It is naturally slightly sweet, but I think a touch of honey or agave would really give it dimension. I had it hot and cold and liked it both ways. Would consider buying, but I prefer Stash’s Red/White Fusion.

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57 tasting notes

I have been wanting to try this tea since I have made the switch from coffee. I blended this tea with fresh mint and found it very interesting. I agree it has a sweet flavor, however, a touch of honey makes it just wonderful.

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I LOVE this tea! It is my favorite so far. I always drink a cup before I go to bed and it relaxes me to the max. I make it with a little bit of honey and the combined flavors create such a delicious and soothing taste. It always makes me feel so calm and want to sleep. It reminds me of a sweet black tea with strong flavors but its not and its decaffeinated so drink it to calm your nerves. I recommend it to anyone!

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4210 tasting notes

I love rooibos. This one is delicious. A smooth silky flavor.

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I’m drinking this tea as I type and I’m liking the mellowness. I have a feeling that I’ll prefer it with some vanilla soy milk, due to the fact that the vanilla flavor is very, very faint…it’s more of a straw"ish" note in my opinion, which I don’t mind. All in all I’m gonna drink this throughout the week and see whether I grow to adore it.

190 °F / 87 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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Meh. Normally I love rooibos, but I find this one utterly nondescript. Where is your flavour, Red Mellow Bush? Also, LOL @ the name, because I never matured past the age of 12.

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