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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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Chai Rooibos from Yogi Tea

Style: Rooibos Chai / Spiced Rooibos – Region: Blend
Dec. 3rd, 2018

The first thing I notice about this tea is how very strongly it smells like cinnamon, I really like that smell. The dominating taste is definitely the cinnamon and also the cardamom. This is a very intense herbal tea and I wouldn't drink it for relaxation, but I would definitely drink it other times like in the morning...

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90 / 100
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Magic Summer Organic Tea from Organic Herbie

Style: Fruit Rooibos – Region: Blend
Oct. 22nd, 2018

I really enjoyed this tea, it had a nice fruity taste and smelled like berries.

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85 / 100
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Magic Summer Organic Tea from Organic Herbie

Style: Fruit Rooibos – Region: Blend
Oct. 22nd, 2018

This tea had a wonderful aroma and even more exquisite flavor. Definitely adding this to tea that I’ll regularly drink!

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80 / 100
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Magic Summer Organic Tea from Organic Herbie

Style: Fruit Rooibos – Region: Blend
Oct. 22nd, 2018

It was really good!, it's smell and flavor were a bit light for my tastes personally, but what was there I really enjoyed.

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100 / 100
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Magic Summer Organic Tea from Organic Herbie

Style: Fruit Rooibos – Region: Blend
Oct. 22nd, 2018

This fruit tea's aroma is the first thing you'll notice about it, it's sweet, light, and looks so refreshing. The flavor is sweet and flavorful though not over whelming. This tea is an appreciation for the summer time and its abundance of life which is delivered with every sip due to it's pieces of fruit mixed into the...

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Madagascar Vanilla Red Tea

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

Brand:Two Leaves Tea
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Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
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Organic African Nectar

Brand:Mighty Leaf Tea
Style:Flavored Rooibos
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Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Sachet
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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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Sweet & Spicy Caffeine Free

Brand:Good Earth Teas
Style:Flavored Rooibos
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
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Magic Summer Organic Tea

Brand:Organic Herbie
Style:Fruit Rooibos
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
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86
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Spiced Rooibos

Brand:Equo
Style:Rooibos Chai / Spiced Rooibos
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Teabag
73
3 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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Blueberry Bliss Rooibos Tea

Brand:Teavana
Style:Fruit Rooibos
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Loose
59
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Zingiber Ginger Coconut Rooibos Tea

Brand:Teavana
Style:Flavored Rooibos
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Loose
37
6 Ratings

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