After realizing that drinking caffeinated teas later at night is bad, I decided to go with Rooibos as an alternative. I was slightly nervous about the flavor since any of the bagged ones I tried were awful. The one from Tazo smelled medicinal, like a strong cough syrup. I couldn't even drink beyond one sip of it without gagging. After trying that tea, I kept thinking that ordering the size above the sample tin for the Rooiboses that I wanted to try may have been a bad idea.
Today, I received my Vanilla Rooibos and the Foxtrot from Adagio. The vanilla smelled heavenly so I brewed a mug of it. All I have to say is "Wow." It is pleasantly smooth with an earthy, woody flavor touched just a tad by the sweet vanilla. I will try the Foxtrot later, but this is absolutely awesome.
I just wanted to share my happiness with the other Rooibos drinkers since this made my day.