It's an African red tea, with a taste similar to a black tea, but without the bitterness of the tannins in black. It's also
- high in antioxidants
- reported to help with allergies, anxiety and digestion
- has cancer-fighting properties
- traditionally used to fight asthma and dermatological problems
Does it sound amazing... or does it sound amazing???
I've tried three brands of Rooibos so far. I have to say they taste pretty similar and consistent across the range, unlike say... green tea or a breakfast tea. T2 and Tealeaves both have flavoured rooibos, which I haven't tried, so if you're into flavoured teas, could be worth checking out. My personal favourite between T2 and Tealeaves would be Tealeaves. They're cheaper, and I think their other teas taste better... however their packaging is very no-frills compared to T2.
T2 Red The first rooibos I tried. Loved it, but it was pretty expensive.
Just Rooibos This comes in teabags. I didn't find it any different to the looseleaf teas, in fact it was easier to use if I was brewing for one. Plus, I found this at my local Coles and it was so cheap compared to T2 and Tealeaves.
Tealeaves I haven't purchased loose leaves from them, but I did try their rooibos up in the Dandies. It was a bit weak, but I think it was because the restaurant skimped on leaves.
Sadie's course had this GREAT smoothie using rooibos, blending mixed berries, rooibos, milk and honey. It seriously tasted like bubble tea. /drool. Unfortunately, I can't share the recipe here because it's her recipe, but it's not hard to work out the ratios *wink wink*
Anyway, fellow tea lovers, go forth and enjoy!