Rooibos silly question...


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Rooibos silly question...

Postby teatotaler » Mar 7th, '06, 17:12

How do you pronounce rooibos??? :oops:

I love to drink it, but have no idea how to say it :lol:
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Postby Marlene » Mar 7th, '06, 17:28

The most common way to pronounce it is roy-boss, but i find myself saying roy-bose
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Postby teatotaler » Mar 8th, '06, 12:15

Thank you!
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Re: silly question...

Postby jakal323 » Nov 29th, '06, 10:22

teatotaler wrote:How do you pronounce rooibos??? :oops:

I love to drink it, but have no idea how to say it :lol:


The Wikipedia article on Rooibos has the phonetic notation for the word. My linguist friend said that one would pronounce it like "roy-bos" with the second syllable of the word sounding like 'boast' without the 't'.
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Postby madman91 » Sep 30th, '07, 01:38

lol, I've been pronouncing it ro-ee-bose

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Postby jashnew » Oct 13th, '07, 22:27

What's everybody's favorite rooibos? Mine is chocolate peppermint. Every morning I have a cup.
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Postby skywarrior » Oct 14th, '07, 00:57

jashnew wrote:What's everybody's favorite rooibos? Mine is chocolate peppermint. Every morning I have a cup.


chocolate peppermint? :shock:
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Postby Eastree » Oct 14th, '07, 18:14

skywarrior wrote:
jashnew wrote:What's everybody's favorite rooibos? Mine is chocolate peppermint. Every morning I have a cup.


chocolate peppermint? :shock:


The uhm ... cocomint
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Postby DMikeS4321 » Oct 29th, '07, 21:01

I don't drink it. After my first trip to China I was SO enthused about tea. I came home and bought 3 cans of 'red tea' to renew the relationship with my new found friend. First cup... YAGHHH! That tasted NOTHING like the red tea I had in Nanning!! Second batch... UUGGHHHHH! That was even worse. Further examination of the packages revealed that the 'red tea' I had purchased wasn't tea at all, it was the product of some sort of shrub from southern Africa. :?

Just too much of a shock to my system (and my taste buds)... I've never tried it again.
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Postby Mary R » Oct 29th, '07, 22:54

Heh heh...yeah, you really can't drink rooibos thinking it's going to taste exactly like tea. It's enjoyable...but it's got a profile all it's own.
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Postby DMikeS4321 » Oct 30th, '07, 13:52

Mary R wrote:Heh heh...yeah, you really can't drink rooibos thinking it's going to taste exactly like tea. It's enjoyable...but it's got a profile all it's own.


So true. I was suffering from "Newb Disorder", a illness in which over-enthusiasm leads one to do irrational things.

I check labels now....

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Postby Munchygut » Mar 10th, '09, 13:42

You may want to try some of the available Pu Erh teas. They will take you back to China in an instant. Adagio Teas has a great Pu Erh Dante.
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Postby Everyoneloveste... » Jan 2nd, '10, 18:31

skywarrior wrote:
jashnew wrote:What's everybody's favorite rooibos? Mine is chocolate peppermint. Every morning I have a cup.


chocolate peppermint? :shock:

chocolate peppermint sounds GOOD!
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Postby Everyoneloveste... » Jan 2nd, '10, 18:32

Munchygut wrote:You may want to try some of the available Pu Erh teas. They will take you back to China in an instant. Adagio Teas has a great Pu Erh Dante.

how do you pronounce pu erh?
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Re: Rooibos silly question...

Postby Ebtoulson » Jan 2nd, '10, 23:27

I believe we finally decided on "poo er", here is the other thread discussing this pronunciation
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