Leaf Type: Rooibos
Where to Buy: Butiki Teas
Ginger Rooibos is a smooth and spicy tisane that originates from South Africa. The light ginger flavor of this tisane finishes sweet and smooth. Rooibos is naturally decaffeinated.
I chose this as an upset stomach remedy this evening, and it seems to be working. And it tastes really good! Much better than that over-the-counter pink stuff, that’s for sure!
The description above suggests that the ginger flavor here is light, and I agree … to a point. The ginger is the dominant flavor in this blend – so in that context, I would say that the flavor of the ginger is strong – but, it isn’t an overwhelmingly potent or peppery ginger. So, I guess I would say that the ginger is light yet prominent.
There is a spicy edge to the ginger, but, it is more of a gentle nudge than a swift kick, if you know what I mean. And it has a very pleasant sweetness to it that is wonderful!
The flavor of the rooibos is not strong, I can taste a subtle nutty taste of the rooibos, but, it’s more of an afterthought than an assertive voice. But, since I’m not particularly fond of the flavor of rooibos, I like that the rooibos is not a forceful presence in this cup.
This is a tea would make a great treat for after a particularly large or spicy meal, because it does have stomach settling properties. It also seems to instill a sense of calm.
A surprisingly delicious rooibos blend!