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Last Updated: Dec. 3, 2015 

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.

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79 / 100
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Orange-vanilla isn't a rooibos flavoring I had tried yet, but it's a favorite in general, both for black tea and going back to the childhood Creamsicle days. It's also labeled as naturally flavored. Therefore, even though I ordinarily wouldn't buy a 40-pack of a new tea taste-untested, I figured a gamble on this offe...

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66 / 100
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Cranberry Pomegranate from Stash Tea

Style: Flavored Rooibos – Region: Blend
Jul. 29th, 2022

I got this tea for my wife, who likes cranberry flavor, but she has avoided it because the main aroma and flavor is from the rooibos (which she doesn't like). So to please her, I drink it instead. ;-)

This is one of the very few flavored or herbal teas I've had containing rooibos where the rooibos clearly dominate...

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80 / 100

This mostly organic tisane is a mix of rooibos, cocoa, and coconut, along with a little vanilla cream flavoring. The aroma is mostly vanilla cream, with a little fresh grain. The flavor is a very nice blend of cocoa, coconut, and vanilla along with mellow rooibos. I take it with plant milk and sugar. Another very nic...

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78 / 100

Chai Charge from English Tea Shop

Style: Rooibos Chai / Spiced Rooibos – Region: Blend
Dec. 11th, 2021

Cup at home, made from a sachet containing leaves of rooibos and pieces of cinnamon, cloves, turmeric, cardamom, garlic, and cornflower - all organic and sprinkled with natural flavourings. Pours clear copper brown (against white china) with no sediment. Complex aroma of rooibos and a variety of spices, cloves, turmeri...

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56 / 100
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My boss drinks this at work and while it smells like Christmas - I can't deal with this type of tea. It is caffeine free and brews up in about 3-4 minutes. Mid-priced. Affordable. Not my fave. So. Much. Cassia bark.

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Madagascar Vanilla Rooibos (Red Tea)

Brand:Celestial Seasonings
Style:Flavored Rooibos
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
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Brand:Two Leaves and a Bud
Style:Flavored Rooibos
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Sachet
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Sweet & Spicy Caffeine Free

Brand:Good Earth Teas
Style:Flavored Rooibos
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
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Organic African Nectar

Brand:Mighty Leaf Tea
Style:Flavored Rooibos
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Sachet
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Good Hope Vanilla Red Tea

Brand:Republic of Tea
Style:Flavored Rooibos
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
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Magic Summer Organic Tea

Brand:Organic Herbie
Style:Fruit Rooibos
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Loose
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Blueberry Bliss Rooibos Tea

Brand:Teavana
Style:Fruit Rooibos
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Loose
83
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Madagascar Vanilla Rooibos (Red Tea)

Brand:Celestial Seasonings
Style:Flavored Rooibos
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
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African Sunset

Brand:Two Leaves and a Bud
Style:Flavored Rooibos
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Sachet
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Organic African Nectar

Brand:Mighty Leaf Tea
Style:Flavored Rooibos
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Sachet
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