What's your favorite rooibos?


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What's your favorite rooibos?

Postby yukondoit » Jan 13th, '08, 11:12

I'm curious about what other kinds of rooibos you're all drinking. I think I've settled on my top three faves, and I doubt they'll be changing anytime soon. They're all tied for first presently!

1. Mighty Leaf African Nectar (I posted about this a few weeks ago)
2. Dragonwater Rooibos Pumpkin
3. SerendipiTea Secret Garden

I've been really amazed in recent months how diverse this herb is and how many different things it can be blended with. I'm certainly curious about what rooibos everyone else is drinking!
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Postby Victoria » Jan 13th, '08, 20:05

Actually I have a favorite, Hugo's Africana I bought at their LA restaurant, with a large tea menu and loose tea for sale.

This is a good brew when I'm avoiding caffine.
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Postby yukondoit » Jan 13th, '08, 20:20

This is actually the first time in my life that I've managed to drink as much caffeine free or low caffeine stuff as black tea and oolong. I always had a lot of caffeine and have been trying to cut it down lately.
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Postby Victoria » Jan 13th, '08, 22:57

I think it is good to cut down. It is addictive and in that alone, it can't be good for our bodies. So I think you are on the right path. Also obviously roasting removes the healthy essentials, so slowly moving from black is a good choice too.
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Postby Chip » Jan 13th, '08, 23:16

I do not have a problem, really I don't. I am not addicted, I can give it up anytime I want...what, no tea or chocolate, that is just WRONG...can't do that. :lol:
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Postby Victoria » Jan 13th, '08, 23:28

Well Chip, I am certain you are most definitely addicted.
You need an intervention.
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Postby Mary R » Jan 14th, '08, 11:26

Heh, then I should join Chip at that intervention. The first thing I thought when I saw "no tea or chocolate?"

"NO! No, no, no nonononononononononono!!!! [Insert frenetic rocking here.]"
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Postby osadczuk » Jan 14th, '08, 16:30

For my first pregnancy, I completely went cold turkey on caffeine. The coffee was tough, the chocolat evil, but the tea... The tea is what absolutely killed me.

I have now simply accepted that a caffeine addiction is quite alright for me. I don't do drugs and I don't drink, so it's my allowable vice.
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Postby JM » Mar 11th, '08, 12:19

What is your favorite rooibos that is widely distributed? I've only tried two different kinds over the last few years, the first was the PC brand in a bag and I enjoy it, the second was a flavoured rooibos by Tetley and I hated it so I've been reluctant to try others. The PC brand also comes loose so I was thinking about giving it a try, should I simmer the loose or use an infuser?

What is "Stash" rooibos like?

Thanks.
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Postby TimeforTea » Mar 12th, '08, 14:30

JM wrote:What is your favorite rooibos that is widely distributed? I've only tried two different kinds over the last few years, the first was the PC brand in a bag and I enjoy it, the second was a flavoured rooibos by Tetley and I hated it so I've been reluctant to try others. The PC brand also comes loose so I was thinking about giving it a try, should I simmer the loose or use an infuser?

What is "Stash" rooibos like?

Thanks.


I've had Republic of Tea's Red vanilla rooibos--it was decent.
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Postby insanitylater » Mar 12th, '08, 15:43

rishi sells good loose rooibos
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Postby JM » Mar 15th, '08, 18:17

Anyone try the Redbush tea from Stash?
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