Flavored Rooibos

 
Updated: Dec. 3, 2015 

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About Flavored Rooibos | Varieties of Flavored Rooibos | Best (Top-Rated) Flavored Rooibos

About Flavored Rooibos

Zingiber Ginger Coconut Rooibos from Teavana, © A Girl With Tea, CC BY 2.0.
Flavored rooibos is rooibos (South African "red tea"), which has been flavored or blended with herbs, spices, fruit, or other flavoring, much in the same way black, green, and white teas can be flavored or blended. Because rooibos is naturally caffeine-free, flavored rooibos is a caffeine-free herbal tea.

Blends of rooibos with other ingredients can be classified either here or in the more generic herbal tea category. On RateTea we classify blends as flavored rooibos if they contain "rooibos" in the name, or if rooibos is the primary ingredient. Other blends with rooibos as one ingredient among many, we put in the broader herbal tea category. Any blends of rooibos with tea or other caffeinated ingredients such as yerba mate, we include in the miscellaneous blend category.

Common flavorings or pairings

Rooibos has an aroma and flavor profile somewhat similar to black tea, and is often seen as a caffeine-free tea substitute. Because of this, many of the popular flavorings or blending ingredients used with black teas are also used with rooibos. Two of the most common and popular blends include rooibos Earl Grey, using oil from the bergamot orange, or rooibos chai (or more accurately, spiced rooibos), a spiced blend imitating masala chai.

However, rooibos is distinct from black tea: it is often described as mellower or smoother in flavor (less bitter, astringent, or tannic) and sometimes more fruity. Its flavor often combines well with berries such a strawberry or raspberry, or other fruits such as citrus, pear, or apple. Vanilla and coconut are also common and popular pairings.

Varieties, Kinds, or Types of Flavored Rooibos

Best Flavored Rooibos

The notion of the "best" Flavored Rooibos is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas in this category, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

Picture of Madagascar Vanilla Red Tea

Madagascar Vanilla Red Tea

Brand:Celestial Seasonings
Style:Flavored Rooibos
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
71
8 Ratings
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African Sunset

Brand:Two Leaves Tea
Style:Flavored Rooibos
Region:South Africa
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Sachet
67
8 Ratings
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Organic African Nectar

Brand:Mighty Leaf Tea
Style:Flavored Rooibos
Region:South Africa
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Sachet
41
6 Ratings
Picture of Zingiber Ginger Coconut Rooibos Tea

Zingiber Ginger Coconut Rooibos Tea

Brand:Teavana
Style:Flavored Rooibos
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Loose
43
6 Ratings
Picture of Rooibos Vanilla (Vanilla Rooibos)

Rooibos Vanilla (Vanilla Rooibos)

Brand:Adagio Teas
Style:Flavored Rooibos
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Loose
26
4 Ratings

Top-Rated Teas

Picture of Blueberry Bliss Rooibos Tea

Blueberry Bliss Rooibos Tea

Brand:Teavana
Style:Fruit Rooibos
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Loose
82
4 Ratings
Picture of Madagascar Vanilla Red Tea

Madagascar Vanilla Red Tea

Brand:Celestial Seasonings
Style:Flavored Rooibos
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
71
8 Ratings
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African Sunset

Brand:Two Leaves Tea
Style:Flavored Rooibos
Region:South Africa
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Sachet
67
8 Ratings
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Good Hope Vanilla Red Tea

Brand:Republic of Tea
Style:Flavored Rooibos
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
55
4 Ratings
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Spiced Rooibos

Brand:Equo
Style:Rooibos Chai / Spiced Rooibos
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
52
3 Ratings

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