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Last Updated: Aug. 7, 2015 

About Rooibos Chai / Spiced Rooibos

Rooibos on the left, with spices on a plate to the rightRooibos, left, with spices typically used in masala chai, right. Photo by Iris, licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0.
Rooibos chai, sometimes called red chai or more accurately, spiced rooibos or herbal masala chai is a blend of rooibos and spice, and can be viewed as a variant or imitation of masala chai (spiced tea) made with rooibos (usually red rooibos) instead of tea.

Rooibos chai is a bit of a misnomer, as "chai" means tea whereas "masala", the word that is usually dropped, is the word that means "spiced". This style of tea is also sometimes called herbal chai, although that term is a broader category that also includes spiced herbal blends that do not contain rooibos.

Rooibos-based chai has become popular due to the fact that it is completely caffeine-free, and yet richer in flavor than most decaffeinated teas. It has become a bit of a style in and of itself, and can be appreciated as-is rather than as an imitation of masala chai.

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84 / 100
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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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74 / 100
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Rooibos Vibrations from Allegro

Style: Rooibos Chai / Spiced Rooibos – Region: Blend
Oct. 14th, 2018

The dry-bag* and in-cup scents were robust and screamed "chai", which is great since I enjoy such tea. Cinnamon and cardamom stood obvious, cloves and black pepper being apparent with some concentration, the other ingredients a good deal less so. Even though ginger is the second ingredient (behind rooibos), I only co...

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55 / 100
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The aroma of this tea is almost pure cinnamon. In theory this would make it a great tea in my opinion... I love chai and I love cinnamon. Unfortunately, the flavor doesn't really match the aroma. Yes, there's a cinnamon feel to it, but it's extremely subtle, resulting in a weakly spiced chai that doesn't live up to its...

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50 / 100
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Overall A very "meh" tea. It smelled quite nice but when a took a sip it was not what I expected(in a bad way). It had almost no vanilla taste and was almost a depressing masala chai.

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80 / 100
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I don’t like chai teas as much normally but this one I do actually like, probably because it also has rooibos which is good! It smells strongly of nutmeg and I enjoy that. The flavor is really pleasant and reminds me of the holidays. I would definitely drink this again! The only reason I didn’t give this a higher s...

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Caffeine:Caffeine Free
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Brand:Teavana
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Style:Rooibos Chai / Spiced Rooibos
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Brand:Teavana
Style:Rooibos Chai / Spiced Rooibos
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Loose
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