Rooibos tea is a lovely herbal tea originating from South Africa. It is sometimes called redbush tea due to it's distinctive reddish brown colour. Rooibos tea is great for people that don't like herbal teas, it is very similar to traditional black teas and can even be served with milk and sugar. I take mine without any extras. It is naturally caffeine free and has many other health benefits. If you have read the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series of books then you will know and love the main character Mma Precious Ramotswe, who is constantly drinking and enjoying this sweet tea.
I love Rooibos tea anyway but I was delighted by this Vanilla infused version from Waitrose. It is easy to brew in a few minutes and has a deep red colour. The taste is just delicious. It has a lovely fresh Rooibos taste but with added sweetness from the vanilla extract. It's a healthy alternative to tea and coffee, and because of the sweetness I don't feel the need for anything sugary (biscuits!) on the side, unlike my usual cuppa. It feels like a treat in itself rather than a healthy drink.
It is also Fairtrade certified, which is a great plus, and for only 99p for 20 bags it is an absolute bargain.
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