Tea type
Rooibos Tea
Organic Rooibos
Cream, Nutty, Smoke, Sweet, Wood, Cedar, Mineral, Rooibos, Vanilla, Earth, Hay
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Caffeine Free
Fair Trade, Organic
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205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec 2 g 11 oz / 335 ml

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From Numi Organic Tea

Grown in the high desert regions of the Cederberg Mountains, the shoots of Rooibos have been hand gathered by South Africans for generations. It is prepared like a traditional tea, undergoing meticulous drying (oxidation) and cutting. Organic Red Mellow Bush has an earthy vanilla taste and pleasing orange color with hints of autumn straw. With an anti-oxidant level comparable to green tea, Rooibos has no caffeine, is rich in minerals, very low in tannin, and is relaxing to the nerves. No wonder they call it the miracle tea. Discover the wonders of Rooibos!

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123 tasting notes

Had this for the first time just before bedtime, with a couple of Mother’s Tea Cookies (which, for those who don’t know them, are inoffensive, tasty little vanilla sandwich cookies for when you want something sweet that won’t make you go tearing off in quest of chocolate chips or Oreos.)

Well, yum. It turns out I like pure rooibos. At least, I like Numi’s. I was thinking I might have to mix it with some Bengal Spice. And I may still try that sometime, but last night it was just pleasant with milk. I tasted a slight piney/resiny flavor that I didn’t mind at all. (Although, I also like gin and juniper berries used as flavorings sometime, so bear that in mind.)

I left the bag in.

200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 45 sec

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1120 tasting notes

This one was available at work for some reason, so I gave it a try. It’s not as flavorful as the other rooibos I’ve had, and therefore not as interesting… I might recommend it to new drinkers, but nobody else.

6 min, 0 sec

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343 tasting notes

My husband told his mom that I was into tea, so she bought whatever she could find from her local grocery store for our visit. This was one of them. It’s actually really nice! It’s still got that earthy quality but it’s very lightly flavored with vanilla. I’ve enjoyed my two cups so far!


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16 tasting notes

Very dehydrating and left a bad taste in my mouth.

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34 tasting notes

Very good straight rooibos. No wood taste just smooth earthy vanilla note.

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112 tasting notes

Classic, bit of warm spice to it.

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1460 tasting notes

A nice, high quality straight rooibos more bold in flavor than others I’ve had. Sweet red rooibos taste with cedar, woody vanilla, minerals and not a hint of medicinal or tobacco flavors. A tad drying but nothing that would keep me from purchasing this again.

Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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2919 tasting notes

A very fragrant and rooibos-y rooibos. Heavy due to the flavours of cedar, wood, minerals, and cream. I think it is more vanilla than cream, actually. Whatever, it is delicious either way. I steeped it hot (boiling water/98 deg C), which creates a much different flavour than steeped in hottish (80-90 deg C) water. It seemed fitting on an unusually cold and snowy day.

I’d like to mention that though I drank this straight, I’ve enjoyed it with milk, honey, or lemon added. Also, try cold brewing it with two teabags in 1L of water in the fridge overnight.

Flavors: Cedar, Cream, Mineral, Rooibos, Vanilla, Wood

Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 20 OZ / 600 ML

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53 tasting notes

Trying to finish up some teabags I have around. I always like rooibos, and this is one of the best teabag versions I’ve had. Always relaxing. Perfect for a snowy afternoon of writing.

Flavors: Earth, Sweet, Vanilla, Wood

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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484 tasting notes

This was probably one of the best rooibos teas I’ve tasted. It was earthy and smooth, with a bit of woodiness and hay. It had none of the cough syrup or cigarette smoke flavors that you sometimes get. I may decide to buy more of this. A good first taste of Numi’s teas. This one is rated surprisingly low on Steepster, but it looks like that’s mostly because it was the reviewers first experience with rooibos, and it just isn’t really for them.

Flavors: Earth, Hay, Wood

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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