Review — The English Tea Store’s Hawaiian Colada Rooibos

Name: Hawaiian Colada Rooibos Brand: English Tea Store Type: Herbal tisane, rooibos Form: Loose leaf Review: If you like pineapple, The English Tea Store's Hawaiian Colada Rooibos ought to be up your alley. I've never had a flavored tea or tisane in which the pineapple flavor is so strong. While this isn't a bad thing, …

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Review — The English Tea Store’s Godiva Roche Rooibos

Name: Godiva Roche Rooibos Brand: English Tea Store Type: Herbal Tisane, Rooibos Form: Loose leaf Review: Looking for a chocolate rooibos? Godiva Roche Rooibos is a good one. Made from rooibos, cacao beans and peels, vanilla and what appears to be a handful of calandula petals, this is certainly a rich treat for chocolate fans. …

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Review — Sunshine Lemon Rooibos by the English Tea Store

Name: Sunshine Lemon Rooibos Brand: English Tea Store Type: Rooibos, flavored Form: Loose leaf Review: Rooibos is my favorite herb for steeping, and this blend is truly delicious. Sunshine Lemon Rooibos combines the sweet, slightly earthy flavor of rooibos with lemon flavoring and dried lemongrass, creating a desert-like tisane that is a lovely alternative to …

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Rooibos Adventure

From the highlands of South Africa the Cederburg area comes a little plant that is taking the world by storm: Rooibos. Trying some proved to be quite an adventure for hubby and me. But what is rooibos? Rooibos (also called “Redbush”) is from the plant Aspalathus linearis. The leaves aren’t red on the bush but …

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My Favorite Herbal Tisane: Rooibos

While I definitely prefer true teas made from the Camellia Sinensis plant, I also enjoy other infusions made from various herbs, spices and fruits. Since tea has caffeine, I have to limit how much I drink during the day and typically don't drink it at all in the evenings. So when I can't drink tea, …

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Vanilla Tea

Few words are more abused than "vanilla." Despite the fact that vanilla is a prized and not-inexpensive flavor and scent, people frequently use it to describe that which is boring and bland. However, as anyone with a working palate knows, vanilla adds warmth, sweetness and spice to whatever it's blended with, and is particularly lovely …

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The Buzz on Rooibos

We've featured a few articles on rooibos in these pages before. It's an herbal beverage that's not exactly a new phenomenon in our part of the world, but then again it's far from being a household word, at least not yet. If rooibos is not a word that's in your vocabulary just yet, here's a …

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Review — “Get Gorgeous” by The Republic of Tea

Name: Get Gorgeous Brand: The Republic of Tea Type: Rooibos, herbal blend Form: Paper tea bags Review: The Republic of Tea seems to enjoy blending rooibos, a naturally sweet and caffeine free herb with a variety of herbs. With the goal of promoting wellness, their "Be Well" line features rooibos and herbal blends that may …

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Review — The Republic of Tea’s Good Hope Vanilla Red Tea

Name: Good Hope Vanilla Red Tea Brand: The Republic Of Tea Type: Rooibos, flavored Form: Paper teabags Review: This is one of The Republic of Tea's "red teas" (rooibos), and it is a very tasty one. It is a blend of rooibos and vanilla that produces a luscious tisane which is a great substitute for …

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Review of The Republic of Tea’s “Get Relaxed”

Name: Get Relaxed Brand: Republic of Tea Type: Rooibos blended with herbs Form: Paper tea bags (stringless) Review: Part of The Republic Of Tea's "wellness" blends, this tisane is made from a base of rooibos (which The Republic of Tea calls "red tea") and blend of linden flowers, passionflower, chamomile, lavender, rose and eleuthero root. …

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