Rooibos Tea 11


I’m not sure if you are familiar with Rooibos Tea also known as Red Tea, but ever since I discovered this fantastic tea, I’ve added it to my collection of teas to drink. My favorite Rooibos Tea is the LIPTON Red Tea with Harvest Strawberry and Passionfruit in the Pyramid Tea Bags. I love the faint strawberry taste of this specific tea.

What is Rooibos Tea?

Rooibos Tea is pronounced “roy-bos”. This herbal tea is made from the leaves of the Red Bush, scientific name Aspalathus linearis. After the leaves are harvested, they are typically oxidized to produce the distinctive reddish-brown color of Rooibos and enhances the flavor. There is also a production that doesn’t oxidize the leaves which produces the malty tasting Green Rooibos. It grows in the Cedarberg mountain range of the Western Cape Province in South Africa.

How is Rooibos Tea consumed?

Typically, in South Africa, Rooibos Tea is commonly drunk with milk and sugar, but most other regions drink Rooibos Tea without a sweetener since the tea is naturally sweet. Rooibos is prepared just like black tea, but it does not become bitter when steeped for a long time, which black tea can become bitter after steeping for a long time. Rooibos Tea is best for the first steeping, since after the first steeping, it dramatically loses its flavor.

What does Rooibos Tea taste like?

If you get an unflavored Rooibos Tea you will taste a fruity tea with a sweet note. I’ve also discovered other Rooibos teas that have vanilla, ginger, mint, orange, raspberry, blueberry and many other possible flavors added to the tea (not all to the same tea!) I’m fairly sure my mom would enjoy a Vanilla Rooibos Tea since she loves vanilla.

Our Rooibos Tea Fragrance Oil is a fantastic replication of the amazing aromas of unflavored Rooibos Tea. This fragrance oil smells citrusy and honey like with a faint floral note all standing on a vanilla base. This is a perfect fragrance for any Rooibos Tea fan you know. Even if you haven’t ever had Rooibos Tea before, I’m sure you will find a new favorite if you like vanilla blends.

I’ve received permission to send samples of the Rooibos Tea Fragrance Oil along with samples of our bases for your testing purposes. I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions of this fragrance. I hope you enjoy this fragrance as much as I do.

Cheers!

Andee

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About Andee

I’m a twenty something soap snob. I’ve grown up with hand made soaps and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won’t tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!


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11 thoughts on “Rooibos Tea

  • jabourdon

    This fragrance must be so nice! I love Rooibos tea. It must be nice in a soap colored with Rooibos tea…

    Jacinthe

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  • timtoys

    Oh, this sounds wonderful! How do we go about getting the samples to try?

    You can also use the Rooibos tea as a hair rinse for a little extra shine and brightness for Redheads. You simply steep 2 tea bags in 2 cups water for 10 minutes. Let the water cool and then pour onto freshly washed hair. Work it in good and let sit for 10 minutes then rinse. You can then follow up with a shampoo and conditioner or style as usual. A treatment once a week keeps your hair looking great. 🙂

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    • Andee Post author

      Just request them on any order. In the comments field it is good to write that you heard about the samples on the blog and the order desk will take good care of you. I’m putting samples of the Rooibos Tea Fragrance with lotions, hair care, and liquid soaps.

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  • Bonnie

    I love Rooibos Tea. I used your Red Rooibos Fragrance Oil in a cold processed soap where I used the cold tea as my water. Adding lye to this tea turned the beautiful red color to red-brown but the soap was a beautiful reddish brown. Hat’s off to you for creating as yet another wonderful fragrance I can count on.

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  • bluebutterflz

    Today I recieved a sample of this lovely fragrance. It’s just as described! And now after reading your entry for the actual tea I am looking forward to going to the store and trying the tea.

    Also I just love the lotion you sent as a sample as well. It was such a suprising treat to see in my box. I wanted to know if you could tel me the recipe for this cream, if it’s posted on here. I would love to make some. Thank you again!

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    • Andee Post author

      It is actually one of our bases. Which one did you receive? I can help you formulate a cream that feels just like it.

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  • bluebutterflz

    Humm I’m not sure if this will help you on which I have… It says MMS Body Cream. It also came in the same bag as the lovely Rooibos tea, if that helps. If you have a recipe I could try that would be wonderful! I am very much enjoying this sample. Even unscented it’s great!

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  • bluebutterflz

    Oh wonderful! Thank you so much, I look forward to tomorrow then! P.S. My husband loves your body base cream too.

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