Rooibos (Formerly Red Mellow Bush) - Organic

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Brand:Numi Organic Tea
Style:Rooibos
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Region:South Africa
Loose/teabag:Teabag
Product page:Rooibos (Formerly Red Mellow Bush)

This tea's info last updated: Dec. 15, 2013

Commercial Description

Also called Red Tea, Rooibos is an herb indigenous to the Cederberg region of South Africa. It has a deep, earthy vanilla taste, is rich in antioxidants and known for its calming affects.

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Reviewer pic59 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
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Ever pull apart a fresh new broom (the natural kind), crumble the straw and steep it up? I haven't (yet), but that's what straight rooibos reminds me of—broom tea, except with a red color and woody veneer.

Perhaps I share enough taste genes with ruminants (moooooooooo!) that the grassiness doesn't bother me much, because I've gotten used to rooibos and proactively drink it from time to time for its health benefits, the taste being tolerable. In fact I found the color, flavor and aroma almost identical to Trader Joe's rooibos+honeybush tea. Since the two tasted, smelled and looked the same to me, and since Numi's is more expensive, I rated the latter similarly, except for a notch down on "value".
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Reviewer pic60 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
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This tea is okay, but not my favorite. The flavor is not impressive. Compared with other rooibos teas, this simply doesn't cut it. It doesn't go down as smoothly as other rooibos teas. I prepared mine with 6oz of water and steeped for 6 minutes. Compared to the Equal Exchange brand, I cannot recommend it. It's not bad, but you can find better rooibos teas for the same price.
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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
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I haven't tried many plain rooibos teas, but I very much enjoy this one. The flavor is balanced and pleasant--nice for when you want a soothing, straightforward herbal tea. It infuses quickly to a deep red-brown. As I drink it, I can also easily appreciate why I've often enjoyed this as a base for other flavorings. The taste and flavor are pleasant (no bitterness), blend well with a variety of flavors, and yet isn't obtrusive or overly dominant. I also tried it with lemon juice added and really enjoyed that cup. Certainly a satisfactory experience. :-)
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Reviewer pic67 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
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This rooibos had an unusual complexity for a tea bag. However, it also had considerable astringency.. Aroma slightly fruity, earthy, and with straw-like tones.

Rich. Not the smoothest rooibos though. I'd take this over most brands of rooibos sold in tea bags, although at home I prefer loose-leaf rooibos.
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