Tea: Rooibos Tea

A Rooibos from Frontier - O Organic - F Fair Trade

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Region:South Africa
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
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Product page:Rooibos Tea

Review of Rooibos Tea

7 of 104 of 55 of 575 of 100
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I bought a one-pound mylar bag of Frontier rooibos and transferred it to a couple of airtight jars. While recognizably rooibos, the contents of this bag have an extra note of oregano.

I brewed 5g in 16 ounces of boiling water. The oregano aroma is pronounced. It's good, but less nutty and sweet than I'm used to. I don't know enough about rooibos to speculate what the difference might be, but it's pronounced enough that I double-checked the bag to ensure that I didn't accidentally buy a blend. If I'd bought it from a container in a bulk food store, I'd strongly suspect contamination. Since Alex noticed similar flavors in their sample almost ten years ago, though, I'm going to assume that the difference is characteristic of Frontier's source.

I've had others that I prefer, but this is still quite good and at $17 for a pound, a third of the price by weight of the bagged rooibos I've been drinking.

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