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.