Rooibos Tea - Organic - Fair Trade

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Brand:Frontier
Style:Rooibos
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Region:South Africa
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Rooibos Tea

This tea's info last updated: Jan. 10, 2017

Commercial Description

Frontier® Fair Trade Organic Rooibos Tea is a mild, reddish-brown tea and an ideal evening brew. Naturally caffeine-free, this slightly sweet and nutty brew can be enjoyed any time. It has a smooth fruity-floral, tea-like flavor that requires no sweetening.

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Reviewer pic75 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
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I bought a one-pound mylar bag of Frontier rooibos and transferred it to a couple of airtight jars. While recognizably rooibos, the contents of this bag have an extra note of oregano.

I brewed 5g in 16 ounces of boiling water. The oregano aroma is pronounced. It's good, but less nutty and sweet than I'm used to. I don't know enough about rooibos to speculate what the difference might be, but it's pronounced enough that I double-checked the bag to ensure that I didn't accidentally buy a blend. If I'd bought it from a container in a bulk food store, I'd strongly suspect contamination. Since Alex noticed similar flavors in their sample almost ten years ago, though, I'm going to assume that the difference is characteristic of Frontier's source.

I've had others that I prefer, but this is still quite good and at $17 for a pound, a third of the price by weight of the bagged rooibos I've been drinking.
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Reviewer pic67 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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A strong, Assam-like rooibos, if that's possible. Dry leaf is pleasingly aromatic.

Aroma is rather strong, earthy, and woody, and considerably more peppery and spicy than I am used to for rooibos, less fruity. Rather heavy and thick. Not exactly bitter, but seems to have more bite than a typical rooibos. This is like the "Irish Breakfast" of Rooibos.

The variation in rooibos is usually subtle, sometimes almost undetectable, and this is one of the most unusual samples of rooibos that I've tried yet.

Price is extraordinarily cheap for a fair trade and organic certified rooibos. I think this is quite a steal. I just wish the aroma were more fruity...I like the flavor and mouthfeel of this batch but the aroma is a bit muted. This might be due to improper storage though, I bought this in a co-op where it was stored in glass jars.
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