Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Better than Black and Green

I've found a new obsession. This is perhaps one of the best things I've discovered since starting Sadie Nardini's 14-day yoga detox (which I have yet to complete... and review... but it will come :P)


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

  • non-caffeinated 
  • 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! 


  1. I'm such a tea addict but I need something different to black tea - great post, will have to keep an eye out for this!

    Ps - I've tagged you for a Liebster award on my blog!

  2. Thanks s_khan, do try rooibos, it's definitely a tea any black tea drinker will appreciate.

    And thanks for the award too xx