Rooibos grows only one place in the world — South Africa. There, rooibos red tea has been revered for generations for its calming and rejuvenating effects — being both high in antioxidants and naturally caffeine-free with an inherently sweet character. We brew small batches of organic Rooibee Red Tea, adding refreshing watermelon and cooling mint to create a red tea so enjoyable, it captured a gold medal at the 2011 North American Tea Championships.
Our certified USDA Organic, all-natural tea is rich in antioxidants, naturally caffeine-free, gluten-free, and contains a full serving of Vitamin C. Yes, we're tooting our own horn, because we think you'll love our tea as much as we do.
Caffeine Content: Caffeine Free
Ingredients:Water, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Rooibos Tea Extract, Gallic Acid Equivalent, Natural Flavor, Organic citric Acid, Organic Ascorbic Acid
Leaf Type: Rooibos (flavored)
Store Locator: Rooibee Red Tea
I can't believe that July is nearly over and I haven't managed to take a road trip yet. Can anyone tell me where summer has gone? The next thing I know winter will be here and we'll be buried in snow again. I decided last week that summer wouldn't be complete unless my son and I hopped in the car and went somewhere. We took our first road trip together (a massive 2000 mile trek across the US and back) when he was 10 months old and took a slightly shorter trip last year. Since we haven't been out on the lake yet either we decided to hop in the car, leave the husband at home, and drive 11 hours to Lake Norfork near Mountain Home, Arkansas to visit with my family. We've been making the trip down there since I wasn't much older than my son; it's the perfect place to relax and the lake is one of the most quiet I've even been on. While I was wandering through the grocery store the other day stocking up on road trip snacks I stumbled across a brand of bottled tea that I hadn't seen before and thought you might enjoy a road trip review since we haven't had one in awhile.
There are five flavors of Rooibee Red Tea, but the shelf was practically empty when I came across it, all I was able to take home this time was Watermelon-Mint. As far as bottled teas go, it's one of the best I've come across so far. It didn't have the sour taste that I typically associate with bottled tea due to the large amounts of citric acid that are added to preserve the freshness. This tea was a pleasant surprise in that aspect since I could hardly taste the citric acid at all. Instead I was overwhelmed by the sweetness; this is one sweet tea, but at least it uses real cane sugar and not High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) or another artificial sweetener. I prefer my tea to remain as natural as possible and Rooibee Red Tea does a great job compared to many other brands.
Normally I have a hard time finishing bottled tea, I don't find it that enjoyable, but I didn't have that issue with this bottle. It was sweet, without making my teeth hurt and the watermelon-mint flavor wasn't overwhelming. I could taste the red rooibos underneath the flavoring, a hint of mint, and a fairly believable watermelon flavor. All of the ingredients had a nice balance, although I would have preferred something much less sweet. The level of sweetness comes down to my personal preferences, I don't typically sweeten my tea. At least in this case the extra sugar covers up some of the flavor from the citric acid. I'll take extra sweet over sour any day of the week. Overall this was a really nice bottled tea and I look forward to trying some of the other flavors once Hy-Vee has them back in stock.
My Rating: 91/100 Want to better understand my rating system? Check out the about tab for more information.
Would I order this again? Yes! This has been one of the best bottled teas I've had a chance to try and if I need to purchase a bottled tea I would definitely consider picking it up again.
I'd like to be open with my readers and let you know up front when I have been provided something for free to review as it does happen from time to time. In this case, I was not provided with anything from Rooibee Red Tea and paid for this with my own money. As always, all opinions are my own.