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type: herbal

origin: south africa rooibos

caffeine: no-caffeine

price level: $$$$

A classic blend with a twist, using South African Rooibos. Zesty fresh citrus aroma, slightly dry, with a rounded and balanced orange rind flavor. Pleasantly smooth texture from the Rooibos (not as dry and brisk as traditional Earl Grey made from black tea). Lingering citrus sweetness. Naturally caffeine free. Steep at 212°F for 5 minutes

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    • 

      I keep trying to like Earl grey since it’s so classic but in this case the red rooibos didn’t help because I don’t like that either. All I could taste was a strong orange rind flavor. Perhaps if I had added creamer to it it would have tasted smoother.

    • 

      A nice twist on a classic. This is a slightly sweeter version of a traditional Earl Grey. I quite enjoyed the sweetness and might replace regular Earl Grey with this.

      Steeped at 212F for 5min

    • 

      Love earl grey, and vastly prefer rooibos to decaf black tea. As a caffeine free alternative to a classic earl grey, this is top notch.

    • EC

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      I really strongly dislike rooibos, so that put this tea at a disadvantage right away. On the other hand, Earl Grey is one of my favorite types of tea. The rooibos and bergamot flavors actually seemed pretty balanced - I was able to pick up both without either being overpowering. But I definitely prefer the black version of Earl Grey and would not choose this again. My kids liked it though!

    • CK

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      This tea just didn't do it for me. It tasted almost entirely of medicine and not much else. I ordinarily love earl grey (and have enjoyed most I've come across) this one was absolutely terrible.

    • 

      I'm a big earl grey fan and I do enjoy a good rooibos, but this wasn't really what I expected. It tastes like a citrusy rooibos, but not the bergamot earl grey flavor I was hoping for. I probably would have enjoyed it more if I wasn't expecting earl grey.

    • 

      Brewed at 212F for 5 minutes.

      The scent upon opening the pack was delightful. However, I began getting notes of "wet dog" once I started to actually steep the tea. The flavor isn't terrible. The bergamot flavor is rather strong and drowns out the rooibos. I much prefer the classic black tea earl grey to this.

    • 

      This is earl grey lite. The milder rooibos flavor allows the bergamot and orange to come through nicely. A mellow tea I'd enjoy in the evening.

    • 

      A very pretty blend with the rusty red rooibos and the blue cornflowers. Lighter than usual bergamot flavor and a little orange flavor. Good if you're looking for a decaf Earl Grey, but not a favorite of mine.

    • 

      Ah the family scent of Rooibos. I do enjoy rooibos, and earl grey flavors have become a recent favorite. My CommuniTea packet was missing orange peel, so I added a few pieces from my own stash. There's not much more to say about this tea other than it's a Rooibos flavored with Bergamot. A good combination, I always through citrus worked well with Rooibos. I added some [almond] milk and a tiny bit of sugar. I twas a very enjoyable cup.

    • 

      Not a fan of red rooibos but I think the earl grey and red rooibos met in the middle to create a balanced blend.

    • JM

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      Rooibos teas are very good, this one was also very good, not one I would keep in my rotation though

    • 

      i love drinking this before bed, i was pleased to not have an overly powerful orange flavor

    • TA

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      I love earl grey, but the rooibos just didn't mix well. I wont buy again

    • 

      The bergamot flavor comes through very strongly and I love it.

    • MJ

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      Medicinal in taste and smell, this is a complete warping of earl grey and simply does not work! It's both bitter and sickly sweet at the same time...

    • 

      This is just a bad blend. Artificial flavor. The rooibos alone is fine but the added flavor is bad

    • 

      A nice way to enjoy earl grey without the caffeine.

    • 

      I love rooibos and I love earl grey. The two together is a unique experience

    • 

      I love rooibos. I love earl grey. Unfortunately, I guess I just don't love them together.

    • 

      This tea is good, but i still prefer regular Earl Grey

    • 

      I think I just don't like Earl Grey tea. It's just a personal preference.

    • HL

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      This tea was alright. I personally did not enjoy the combination very much, but some people might.

    • KZ

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      Good quality ingredients, but this combo didn't quite work for me. I found the sweet warmth of the rooibos at odds with the floral notes of earl grey.