The Bottom Line
- Naturally decaffeinated
- Very healthy
- (none in particular)
- Botanical name: Aspalathus linearis
- Native to South Africa
- Brewed much like regular tea
- These blends are from Adagio Tea
Guide Review - Red Rooibos TeaWell, they don't call it red rooibos for nothing. The tea is definitely a striking shade of burnt red. I had my first cup without any additional sweetening and enjoyed it as is. There is a unique flavour, often described as nutty. I don't know if I agree with that. Sweet yes, but not really nutty. It was a very nice cup of tea and I think I will add it to my regular collection of teas. Rooibos tea is steeped a little longer than typical black tea, usually around 10 minutes or even longer.
The particular rooibos that I tried was part of the rooibos sampler from Adagio, which included the following varieties:
Basic organic rooibos - this is the variety the main review is based on.
Rooibos berry - a fruity blend
Rooibos Earl Grey - with a citrus touch of bergamot
Rooibos mango - another fruit flavour mix
Rooibos tropica - added twist of pineapple and coconut
Rooibos vanilla - mellow vanilla goes well with the rooibos sweetness