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Organic Coconut Rooibos

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$25.95

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This Fair Trade Certified organic loose leaf herbal tea combines organic rooibos (pronounced ROY-bus) with real coconut. The rich, tropical coconut stands out nicely against the slightly tart, apricot-like rooibos. This blend was re-vamped in Fall of 2008 to maximize its rich coconut essence, so prepare to luxuriate! Rooibos is an herb native to the beautiful Cedarberg region of South Africa and contains no caffeine.


Organic Coconut Rooibos

Ingredients: organic South African rooibos, organic coconut, and natural coconut and vanilla flavors



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Serving Size: one level teaspoon per 8 oz cup of water




Staff Perspectives

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Aubrey Says: With this blend, I feel like I'm tasting an entire coconut - inside and out!




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Jeremy Says: This combination is unique amongst our rooibos blends, really showing off the woody side of rooibos.





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  1. Pleasantly surprised!

    Posted by Erin Harris on 28th Jul 2014

    I was a little apprehensive about ordering another coconut tea after trying the coconut black tea, but this tea has won me back to believing coconut can be a pleasurable flavor for teas!!! This tea was enjoyable with or without sweetening it with honey (or sugar), which is fantastic for me, I am notorious for sweetening all of my teas, so its nice to find a tea I can enjoy without adding anything. The coconut flavor is pleasant and not too overwhelming or "extract-like". I haven't tried a large variety of rooibos teas, but I think this is my favorite so far! I do enjoy steeping this one a little bit longer than recommended because it doesn't become bitter, so it's okay if I get distracted while making this tea, the flavor only becomes more bold.



  2. Excellent taste!!!

    Posted by Yen-Wen C. on 10th Apr 2014

    What a great twist having coconut flavor Rooibos tea!! We LOVE IT! Coconut taste goes so well with the earthy taste of Rooibos tea. It's like a good dessert tea without sugar :)
    If you crave for dessert without eating more, try this!!! It's very satisfying to end a dinner with a nice warm note.



  3. Soothing and Mellow

    Posted by Laurie K. Feldt on 5th Feb 2013

    This is a lovely tea. The rooibus and coconut are well matched and complement each other very well. In other coconut scented teas I've tried the coconut seemed overly processed, but in this tea the coconut flavour comes across as completely natural and very, very, smooth.



  4. Lovely.

    Posted by Tyler on 7th Aug 2012

    I bought a few new samples and this one if hands down the best. It has a lovely smooth, clean and natural taste. Has a very tropical-relaxing fragrance and by far the best coconut tea I've ever tasted! It's my new (not so guilty) pleasure for sure.



  5. Excellent Tea

    Posted by Ken Beller on 30th Apr 2011

    I recently tired this Coconut Rooibos and found it to be excellent. I usually prefer Honeybush over Rooibos because it is a bit smoother but this even beats straight Honeybush. It has a full taste and smooth finish and the smell is clean not chemically. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes a rich and smooth herbal tea that mimics regular caffeinated teas.



  6. Tropical

    Posted by Sherry L. on 10th Jun 2008

    Absolutely delicious!. Not just the fragrance of coconut like some so called flavored teas. The taste of this herbal tea lives up to it's name.



  7. Love it

    Posted by Go Blue! on 12th Mar 2008

    This disappears quickly at my house. It is very drinkable and mellow. Don't be fooled by the sweet smell it is not cloying at all when brewed.



  8. Love it

    Posted by Go Blue! on 12th Mar 2008

    This disappears quickly at my house. It is very drinkable and mellow. Don't be fooled by the sweet smell it is not cloying at all when brewed.









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We at Arbor Teas firmly believe that tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. With that being said, here are some recommendations to get you started, but please remember you can make adjustments based on your own personal taste.

There are three main considerations when brewing tea: quantity of tea, water temperature and steeping time.

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Quantity of tea: one level teaspoon per 8 oz cup of water




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Water temperature: use water that has been heated to a full rolling boil (212° F)




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Steeping time: 5-7 minutes




Tip #1: Use fresh water whenever possible - water that has been sitting in your kettle overnight may impart a flat or stale taste to your tea. Be careful not to boil your water for too long. Over boiled water can sometimes impart an unwanted taste.

Tip #2: Rooibos, unlike tea from the plant camellia sinensis, does not get astringent with longer brew times. So if you happen to steep longer than 7 minutes, don’t worry! Your rooibos will gain more flavor, but it will never become astringent!

Learn more from our How To Guides on how to brew loose leaf tea, how to make iced tea, and how to make tea lattes. And don’t forget to check out our Eco-Brewing Tips, too!


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Rooibos tea originates from the leaves and stems of the indigenous South African plant Aspalathus linearis. In contrast to tea from the plant camellia sinensis, rooibos is naturally caffeine free and low in tannins. Tannins are what give tea from the plant camellia sinensis its astringent (mouth puckering) property. Because rooibos is low in tannins, its brew has very little astringency.

Antioxidative activity has also been attributed to rooibos on the basis of its flavonoid content! Often, customers will ask us "Does Rooibos have more or fewer antioxidants than tea?" Unfortunately, at present conflicting evidence is found comparing the levels of antioxidant activity in rooibos with antioxidant activity in tea from the plant camellia sinensis. One method of analysis found rooibos to have antioxidant activity less than green tea, but greater than black tea. In contrast, another method resulted in antioxidant activity less than all tea from the plant camellia sinensis.*

*Source: "Comparison of the antioxidant activity of rooibos tea (Aspalathus linearis) with green, oolong and black tea " by A. Von Gadow et all, Food Chemistry, Volume 60, Issue 1, 1997.

For a more in-depth discussion of Tea and Health Benefits check here.

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