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Style: Rooibos – Region: South Africa83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 8/10
Nov. 13th, 2013
Sampled at the Philly Coffee and Tea Festival.Read Full Review
Intensely aromatic: although most rooibos strikes me as more or less similar, this one actually stood out. The aroma is both powerful and complex, earthy, and with tones of vanilla. Medium-body, with a creamy texture.
Ajiri Tea seems to do a consistently excellent ...
Style: Rooibos – Region: South Africa67 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 6/10
Aug. 4th, 2013
I thought this was an unusually high-quality rooibos for a simple, reasonably priced tea bag.Read Full Review
Rich earthy aroma, with some complexity; I detect the faint hint of vanilla and fruitiness that is the hallmark of good rooibos. This is on par with much of the loose-leaf rooibos that I've tried. Full-bodied, strong, and...
Style: Green Rooibos – Region: South Africa93 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 10/10
Jun. 25th, 2012
Upon sampling the green rooibos from Mountain Rose Herbs, this became a new favorite for me, and my new preferred source of green rooibos.Read Full Review
Although the dry leaf is light green in color, I found that the flavor of this was more similar to red rooibos than other green rooibos samples. Brews a light orange color.
Style: Rooibos – Region: South Africa67 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 6/10
Jun. 24th, 2012
A strong, Assam-like rooibos, if that's possible. Dry leaf is pleasingly aromatic.Read Full Review
Aroma is rather strong, earthy, and woody, and considerably more peppery and spicy than I am used to for rooibos, less fruity. Rather heavy and thick. Not exactly bitter, but seems to have more bite than a typical rooibos. This is...
Style: Rooibos – Region: South Africa67 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 7/10
Jan. 29th, 2012
This rooibos had an unusual complexity for a tea bag. However, it also had considerable astringency.. Aroma slightly fruity, earthy, and with straw-like tones.Read Full Review
Rich. Not the smoothest rooibos though. I'd take this over most brands of rooibos sold in tea bags, although at home I prefer loose-leaf rooibos.
Style: Rooibos – Region: South Africa53 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 5/10
Dec. 23rd, 2011
A run-of-the-mill teabag rooibos. This is perhaps slightly above-average quality for a tea bag. Flavor is somewhat flat, aroma is not terribly complex. In my opinion, if you want superior-quality rooibos in a tea bag that is also fair-trade certified, go with Equal Exchange's pyramid bags.Read Full Review
I was disappointed that...
Style: Rooibos – Region: South Africa57 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 5/10
Apr. 13th, 2011
Aroma somewhat earthy, very woody, only very slightly fruity. Flavor smooth, not even a trace of bitterness, and only minimally sour, but moderately astringent, leaving a bit of a dry aftertaste. I really notice wood more than anything else...tastes a lot like tree bark.Read Full Review
I've had better rooibos and I've had worse....
Style: Rooibos – Region: South Africa60 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 5/10
Jul. 8th, 2010
The quality of this rooibos surprised me...it's surprisingly aromatic, and more fruity than most. Almost no astringency, and slightly sweet. Less of the unpleasant tones in the aroma that some rooibos has. So far, the best rooibos I've tried in teabags, other than Equal Exchange's wild rooibos in pyramid sachets.Read Full Review
Style: Rooibos – Region: South Africa50 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 4/10
May. 4th, 2010
One of my friends brought this back from South Africa; it's just a store brand, so it makes sense that it would fall a bit short of some of the specialty sources of Rooibos I've had here in the U.S. However, compared to bagged supermarket teas available in the U.S., it's pretty good.Read Full Review
The aroma is much earthier than...
Style: Rooibos – Region: South Africa67 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 5/10
Apr. 29th, 2010
At the risk of sounding absolutely ridiculous, I'm going to say that this rooibos smells and tastes more like rooibos than any other rooibos I've tried yet!Read Full Review
Woody, with a hint of fruitiness...but also a quality that is slightly reminiscent of paint or socks. Perhaps rooibos is an acquired taste that I'm still not 1...
Style: Green Rooibos – Region: South Africa90 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 9/10
Nov. 11th, 2009
I really like this! It's astonishingly different from the other green Rooibos I've tried, from Upton. This one has a bit of red leaf/stem mixed in and brews a bright orange color.Read Full Review
I recommend a very long steeping time; after 3 minutes the aroma hasn't fully developed. The aroma is fresh, light, and clean, with a ...
Style: Rooibos – Region: South Africa70 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 7/10
Nov. 1st, 2009
Aroma darker and more earthy, less fruity, than other rooibos I've tried. Flavor smooth but with some zing to it, without being bitter or too sour. Some astringency, but not too much.Read Full Review
I like this much, much better than other "non-wild" red rooiboses that I've tried. Although I still prefer green rooibos, this is ...
Style: Rooibos – Region: South Africa47 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: 4/10
Oct. 31st, 2009
The dry leaf is strongly aromatic but the brewed tea is only moderately so. Smooth, a bit grassier and much less fruity than most rooibos. Very thin, however. A bit dry tasting, a little bit sour, and leaves a funny aftertaste that builds as you drink the cup.Read Full Review
Of the teas I've tried from Adagio, this was my least...
Style: Green Rooibos – Region: South Africa93 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 9/10
Oct. 13th, 2009
Green rooibos is one of my all-time favorite herbal teas. Upton's offering is very similar to other sources of this herb, but I find theirs has a slightly greener character, and is among the most reasonably priced, and for both of these reasons, it is my green rooibos of choice. I drink this particular offering from ...Read Full Review
Style: Rooibos – Region: South Africa63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 6/10
Sep. 13th, 2009
I find it hard to describe the aroma of Roobos. This one is typical among Rooibos that I've tried...earthy, woody, a hint of olives and spice in the aroma. The flavor is smooth with some sourness. Rich and pleasant.Read Full Review
I found the brewing instructions to be right-on; you can even steep longer with good results. If ...
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