Organic Earl Grey Rooibos

Fresh pairing of bergamot with apricot-like rooibos for a caffeine-free infusion

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Organic Earl Grey Rooibos
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Organic Earl Grey Rooibos

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This organic, Fair Trade Certified infusion combines organic rooibos leaves (pronounced ROY-bus) with the classic flavor of natural oil of bergamot. This organic loose leaf herbal tea will not disappoint Earl Grey lovers looking for a little something different! Rooibos is an herb native to the beautiful Cederberg region of South Africa and contains no caffeine.

Ingredients: organic South African rooibos and natural bergamot flavor

What are Flavored Teas?

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Our delicious flavored teas use the same top-quality organic tea that we offer in our unflavored varieties, but are blended with pieces of real fruit, spices, flowers, and 100% natural flavors. When blending our teas, our goal is to create a cup that balances the taste of the tea with the flavors of the additional ingredients so that neither one overpowers. All of the natural flavors we use are either extracts taken directly from the botanical ingredient, or extracted using 100% GMO-free grain alcohol as a solvent. You can rest assured that none of the flavors used in our blends are synthetically or artificially derived, and do not use artificial preservatives.

Steeping Instructions

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At Arbor Teas, we believe tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. We’re happy to make recommendations to get you started, but don’t hesitate to experiment! When brewing your tea, your main considerations are tea quantity, water temperature, and steeping time. We recommend herbal and rooibos teas to be steeped for 5 to 7 minutes in water heated to a full rolling boil. For the best flavor, use fresh water whenever possible, and avoid overboiling. If you want a stronger brew, just use more tea. And don’t forget to re-steep your tea leaves to get the most out of your leaf!

Looking for more info? Check out our How-To Guides and Eco-Brewing Tips!

Staff Perspectives

  • Lea

    "One of my favorites when I want a flavorful cup with no caffeine. The bergamot pairs well with the rooibos for a taste that satisfies!"

  • Aubrey

    "The tart citric quality of the bergamot gives this rooibos a drier mouthfeel than most rooibos blends."

Health Benefits

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Rooibos (aka “red tea”) boasts an array of beneficial health properties. Like true tea, rooibos has a high concentration of antioxidants, and is the only known source of aspalathin, a particularly potent antioxidant. Green rooibos tends to have even higher levels of antioxidants than red rooibos, but both have enough to measurably raise the levels of antioxidants in the blood. Rooibos is also rich in flavonoids; compounds likely to have anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, anticarcinogenic and antimicrobial benefits. Lastly, rooibos is low in tannins, making it less bitter than true tea.

For more information about the health benefits of Rooibos, and for direct sources of the above information, check out our Rooibos Health Benefits page!

Please note: the information above is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Earl Grey Tea: Fact and Fiction

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Traditional Earl Grey is a blend of black tea flavored with the essence of Bergamot rind, though the name may also be used to refer to any tea—black or otherwise—that uses bergamot as a flavoring. Bergamots are small tart oranges native to southern Vietnam that are a cross between the sweet lemon and the sour orange, C. aurantium. The essential oils from their rinds are what give Earl Grey its characteristic flavor. This famous tea is named for an English prime minister, Lord Charles Grey the second, from the 1830s who first popularized its consumption. There is a popular legend that the Earl received the tea as a gift from a grateful Mandarin after one of his men saved the Mandarin (or his son, depending on which version of the story you hear) from drowning. Charming though it is, the story has no basis in fact, because the Earl never traveled to China during his life. Beyond that, no records indicate that the Bergamot was even cultivated in China at that time, so this tea would have been a very unusual gift! Nevertheless, the current Earl Grey, Lord Charles Grey the sixth, maintains that at the very least his ancestor was given the tea as a gift from a Chinese envoy.

For even more information about this and other traditions, visit our Tea Traditions page!

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  • 5
    Organic Earl Grey Rooibos

    Posted by Wesley Muns on 7th Jul 2020

    I'll start off by saying my wife is not a hot tea drinker at all, but she loves this. I on the other hand love earl grey and really like having a unique, caffeine free option to have in the evening. Pairs great with shortbread cookies!

  • 5
    another lovely earl grey option

    Posted by Lindsay B on 27th Nov 2018

    I am an avid early grey tea drinker, but love caffeine-free options including rooibos. This tea is a nice blend of earl grey bergamot flavoring with the smoothness of the rooibos. Highly recommended!

  • 5
    Great decaf Earl Grey choice!

    Posted by Yen-Wen on 14th Nov 2016

    I like Earl Grey! I did not know Roooibus can make a good one! It's a brand new nice surprise for me! Usually Rooibus is on the earthy side to me. It's not as earthy as I thought it might be actually. It's like a nice refreshing touch! like a more polished taste than raw robust flavor. For Earl Grey lovers, this one opens another door for sure ;) of course, Naturally decaf is a plus! Feel free to drink it at night!

  • 5
    Earl Grey at it's finest

    Posted by JSL on 13th Jan 2015

    This is a great non caffeine Earl Grey blend. The smell is fantastic, and the taste is wonderful. I've tried many other decaf and rooibos Earl Grey blends, and they just don't compare to true Earl Grey. However, this one can stand up there with the best. It's smooth, with no bitterness, and the Bergamot flavor is great. If you're an Earl Grey lover, you should try this blend.

  • 5
    A great caffeine free alternative to Earl Grey

    Posted by Unknown on 1st Dec 2014

    I adore Earl Grey, so I was really excited to try this tea. It has a wonderful mix of bergamot and rooibos that's smooth and enjoyable. A great tea for an Earl Grey lover.

  • 5
    Love the smell

    Posted by Kathy M. on 14th Feb 2013

    This tea is delicious, flavor is nice and smooth and it smells lovely. Love a hot cup in the afternoons. I also like that you can manipulate its strengh, I prefer my tea on the lighter side so I only use a small spoon to make my cup.

  • 5
    Bergamot Delish

    Posted by Laurie K. Feldt on 5th Feb 2013

    When you open your (compostable) bag you will get a full and rich, wonderful wave, of bergamot scent. When you brew up this tea even the most hardcore Earl Grey drinkers will be quite satisfied. I have served this to many people who love Earl Grey but must remain decaffeinated for various reasons and they have gone on to become faithful customers. It is a staple of my tea chest.

  • 5
    Perfect decaf Earl Grey

    Posted by Emily on 15th Jan 2013

    This tea is excellent. I really like the combination of bergamot and rooibos. The flavors are very well matched. The bergamot is not overwhelming. I drink this with just a touch of honey.

  • 4
    Cozy

    Posted by Jen D. on 7th Aug 2012

    I like Earl Grey quite a bit so I decided to snag a sample of this Rooibos. It is very smooth with a nice bergamot scent. It is obviously lacking the bite of Earl Grey that I enjoy so much and the bergamot is somewhat subdued but I can see myself drinking more of this on a cool fall evening. Definitely worth sampling.

  • 4
    Antony Galbraith

    Posted by Antony Galbraith on 5th May 2010

    This fragrant tea is a wonderful non-caffeinated alternative to the standard black-tea based Earl Grey. The bergamot flavor is substantial enough that it is not lost against the natural flavor of the rooibos without overpowering. If you like the citrus flavor of bergamot and seek caffeine alternatives this is the tea for you.

  • 4
    Nice blend

    Posted by Bill Edwards on 14th Nov 2008

    This adds variety to the green teas that are my standard. The balance of Earl Grey with the rooibos is just right. For my taste buds rooibus always calls for something to add some interest and the bergamot flavor is a perfect match.

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