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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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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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94 / 100
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African Solstice from Tea Forte

Style: Flavored Rooibos – Region: Blend
Aug. 9th, 2021

I actually tried the loose version of this tea rather than the sachet, but the product page is the same as linked here.

I enjoyed this! I got two good steeps out of it. It has a nice, smooth feeling. It’s definitely a nice flavored rooibos.

Bonus: My son also loved the sunflower on the packaging.

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71 / 100
Picture of Organic Blood Orange Rooibos Herbal Tea Blend

With a name like this, I certainly didn't expect anything but orange flavor. However, this is the rare tea I've tried where the dry-bag, in-cup and wet-bag scents all were *much* stronger on the main flavoring than the actual taste. That's not necessarily a bad thing in this case, as all three modes of inhalation yi...

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77 / 100
Picture of Rooibos Earl Grey (Nr. 814)

One-litre pot at home, made from leaves of rooibos sprinkled with bergamot oil and flavouring. Pours clear darkish copper brown (against white china) with no sediment. Clear aroma of rooibos leaves and bergamot oil. Bitterish and herbal flavour of rooibos leaves, with clear notes of bergamot oil. Smooth palate with an ...

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76 / 100
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Prep: 3tsp, 16oz, 200F, 5min

Aroma: Peppermint bomb. Can’t really pick up anything but a ton of peppermint. For the season, that’s A-ok in my book. 8/10

Flavor: Still a ton of peppermint but the chocolate notes fill in nicely. I don’t usually find much flavor from Rooibos and this is no exception. 7/10

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Madagascar Vanilla Red Tea

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

Brand:Two Leaves and a Bud
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Region:Blend
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Organic African Nectar

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Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
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Sweet & Spicy Caffeine Free

Brand:Good Earth Teas
Style:Flavored Rooibos
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
47
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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
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Blueberry Bliss Rooibos Tea

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

Brand:Celestial Seasonings
Style:Flavored Rooibos
Region:?????
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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