The origins of our Organic Vanilla Rooibos Loose Leaf
Sourced from South Africa where the Aspalathus linearis, a member of the Fabaceae family of plant, grows natively, Rooibos or Red Bush, so named because of the fresh green rooibos leaves turn a distinctive red colour following oxidization, is a caffeine-free herbal tea that has been growing in popularity over recent years.
Like our standard luxury Organic Rooibos tea, this Tisane, another name for a Herbal Tea, has the same features the same single-origin South African loose-leaf from the Western Cape, but with added vanilla pieces and natural vanilla flavouring. Once the small, needle-like leaves have infused with boiling water, a bright orange infusion is seen.
For those who already love the full-bodied, earthy caramel and creamy taste of Red Bush, this blend elevates expectations with a mild vanilla sweet aftertaste that is ever so moreish. Enjoy as a hot or cold brew, with or without milk and sweetener.
One of the best features of drinking Rooibos tea is its similar taste to black tea. However, a cup of Rooibos can be enjoyed at any time of the day thanks to it being naturally caffeine-free. Our Vanilla Rooibos tea is also a rich source of antioxidants, which may assist with lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of heart disease.
Alternatives to this South African loose leaf tea
If you like our Vanilla Rooibos tea, you may like to try our original single-origin loose Rooibos loose leaf. Other great alternatives exist where Rooibos is an ingredient such as within the Chai of Madagascar or Eden Bliss herbal teas.