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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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70 / 100

Half-litre pot at home, made from fine rooibos leaves. Pours clear orangeish amber with no sediment. Clear aroma of rooibos, with touches of fruit and mild hints of chili. Mild but clear flavour of rooibos, with fruity touches and clear but not aggresive notes of chili. Creamy palate with an aftertaste of chili and mil...

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82 / 100

Rooibush Fersken Te (Nr. 139) from Wohlenberg

Style: Fruit Rooibos – Region: Blend
Mar. 5th, 2020

Half-litre pot at home, made from very fine rooibos leaves, added small pieces of dried peach and linden flower. Pours clear dark orangeish amber with no sediment. Clear and intense aroma of peach and rooibos, with mild floral hints. Mild, refreshing flavour of peach and rooibos - clean and simple. Mild palate with a r...

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88 / 100
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Bought as Carstensens Rooibos Havtorn & Fløde (Sea-buckthorn & Cream). Half-litre pot at home, made with tiny chestnut brown rooibos leaves mixed with dried buckthorn pieces. Pours clear copper brown with no sediment. Clear aroma of rooibos leaves and cream, with touches of cocoa and buckthorn. Sweetish flavour of roo...

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71 / 100
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Peppermint Chocolate from Republic of Tea

Style: Flavored Rooibos – Region: Blend
Jan. 1st, 2020

Chocolate and peppermint are two of my favorite flavors in all this mighty land. As such, I'm a major sucker for trying such teas, even expensive ones like this or Harney & Sons. So I grabbed a tin* of the R of T version at a local World Market, as a minor Christmas present to myself.

The dry-bag and wet-bag ar...

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66 / 100
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Upon opening the foil pouch, this smells strongly and plainly of rooibos. Adding the water brings a surprisingly strong aroma of orange oil.

The flavors play well together. The orange lends sweetness to the tart hibiscus and rose hips. The nuttiness of the rooibos adds a nice, nutty complexity that isn't often foun...

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Brand:Celestial Seasonings
Style:Flavored Rooibos
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Caffeine:Caffeine Free
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Brand:Two Leaves and a Bud
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Zingiber Ginger Coconut Rooibos Tea

Brand:Teavana
Style:Flavored Rooibos
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Loose
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Style:Flavored Rooibos
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Blueberry Bliss Rooibos Tea

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

Brand:Celestial Seasonings
Style:Flavored Rooibos
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Caffeine:Caffeine Free
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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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Good Hope Vanilla Red Tea

Brand:Republic of Tea
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Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
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