Organic Vanilla Almond Rooibos

Deep vanilla and nutty almond over apricot-like rooibos with light calendula

fair trade certified certified organic
Organic Vanilla Almond Rooibos
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Organic Vanilla Almond Rooibos

Backyard Compostable Tea Packaging

This Fair Trade Certified organic loose leaf herbal tea from Africa combines organic rooibos (pronounced ROY-bus) with sultry vanilla and rich nutty almond flavors to make a dessert in a cup!  We added organic banana pieces to enhance the sweet, honey-like qualities of the rooibos. Rooibos is an herb native to the beautiful Cederberg region of South Africa and contains no caffeine.

Ingredients: organic and Fair Trade Certified South African rooibos, organic banana, organic calendula petals, and organic vanilla and almond flavors

What are Flavored Teas?

Organic Rooibos with Vanilla & Almond Flavor

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


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

    "My daughter and mother-in-law enjoy drinking this tea together!"

  • Trish

    "I really enjoy rooibos teas as a natural anti-inflammatory. This a real vanilla treat! The delicious almond and vanilla compliment the rooibos. Dessert in a cup!"

  • Aubrey

    "Looking for a guilt-free dessert beverage? Here it is!"

Health Benefits

Health Benefits of Rooibos

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.

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  • 5
    Lovely tea!

    Posted by Melissa M on 8th Apr 2023

    I have been preparing myself a cup of this tea weekly for the last few months. Smooth and mildly sweet - I'm no fan of strong teas so this one is perfect for me!

  • 5
    Super Yummy Tea!

    Posted by David M on 21st Oct 2022

    Outside of generic green tea or Earl gray I have not tried many teas. I recently tried a few samples here and I have to say that I am super happy with this one. It is very fragrant and lovely to drink. It is a mild and sweet flavor that has a vanilla / chocolate aroma to it. The nutty and banana flavor comes in as you drink it. I will be buying more!

  • 5

    Posted by Elaine on 3rd Sep 2022

    I have never had Rooibos tea, so I decided to try the sampler.....the Vanilla Almond is so yummy! I added nothing to it and it is the best tea! I will be ordering a full size of this on for sure!

  • 5
    Delicious Rooibos

    Posted by Loretta Harris on 6th May 2022

    This is one of the most delicious teas I have ever tasted. Very smooth and lightly sweet. Perfect blend of flavors.

  • 5

    Posted by Michael Vanier on 5th Jan 2022

    I like rooibos, but plain rooibos has a flavor which is almost too subtle, and I can't shake the feeling that it needs something more. I tried the Earl Grey rooibos, but the bergamot flavoring overwhelmed the rooibos flavor. On the other hand, vanilla and almond are a perfect complement to rooibos; the whole is much more than the sum of the parts. This is an ideal tea for drinking in the evening (when you can't handle any more caffeine).

  • 5
    Best Year Round

    Posted by Karen on 1st Nov 2020

    They say consistent routines before bed lead to the best sleep. I added a cup of this to my nightly T-time and I will say it’s done wonders. Sipped plain or with a dollop of cream for a truly decadent treat it sets the mood for the sweetest dreams.

  • 5
    A delightful treat!

    Posted by Emily Yocom on 14th Oct 2020

    This is such a great rooibos blend. The vanilla aroma makes you feel like you’re indulging in something like a dessert. The flavor has a nice sweet note thanks to the almond, as well. I only ordered the sampler at first but I’ll definitely be getting a bigger size soon. I want more to serve to guests to make them think I’m giving them something really fancy because that’s how this blend feels lol! Definitely recommend for anyone who loves aromatic herbal tisanes.

  • 5

    Posted by Haley DiRenzo on 14th Nov 2019

    I used to love this tea at a local coffee shop called toasted almond because it tasted like a cookie. When they stopped stocking it, I bought this hoping it would be a replacement. It's much more vanilla than almond but still delicious and is great paired with milk.

  • 5
    Hands-down the best Rooibos blend

    Posted by Lauren Stachew on 10th Oct 2017

    I love a good rooibos, and this hits the spot. Vanilla and almond are my favorite accents in rooibos and these flavor the tea nicely without being overpowering. Delicious plain or with milk!

  • 5
    Perfect Blend

    Posted by Cori on 1st May 2017

    I love this combination! It is my go-to evening tea! I am usually not a big fan of vanilla, but I do love this one!

  • 5
    Love it!

    Posted by David D on 16th Nov 2016

    This is a wonderful tea! Great flavor and it is very relaxing to sit down and relax with a cup late at night before bedtime. This has definitely become my favorite tea! Thanks for making this available!

  • 5
    Extremely Enjoyable Rooibos

    Posted by Ashley Freelove on 26th Sep 2016

    Although I found this rooibos to be very lacking in vanilla flavor (it was almost undetectable to me) I still extremely enjoy this rooibos. Smelling the unbrewed leaves, to me, is somewhat akin to catching a whiff of alcohol--- but I don't take this as a bad thing at all. I brew double the recommend amount in order to capture an adequate amount of flavor, and it turns out delicious. I love rooibos tea and am delighted by all that this one has to offer.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 1st Dec 2014

    This tea sounds amazing and it is! A great dessert tea that is wonderful after a meal. It actually hooked a friend who was previously a non-tea lover! Definitely recommend this one!

  • 5

    Posted by Yen Wen C. on 18th Jun 2014

    This is one of my husband's favorite! It has such warm after taste which make it really inviting. The smell is really soothing and it goes well with any kind of snacks. It's an easy going kind of tea No snacks? No problem! Just add a little sugar in raw and it makes a good dessert tea!

  • 5
    The Vanilla Lingers!

    Posted by Tammy on 26th Nov 2013

    The experience with this Rooibos starts the moment you open the package. Your tastebuds are already in heaven! I was a little concerned that the flavor would would be gone by the time I drank the tea...I was wrong. The flavor lingered on my tongue and I even cook with this as well!

  • 5
    I finally found my tea and so happy!

    Posted by Unknown on 10th Apr 2013

    First of all i want to say that i am a tea freak but can not have black tea at all even decafe so i was looking for alternative and spend so much money on red tea and was mostly disappointed until finally tried this one and could finally give up my obsession with black tea because this by far the highest pure quality red tea with outstanding taste. I love it thank you arbor tea i will definetly be a loyal customer and no more wasting money on other low quality and expensive tea

  • 5
    Best rooibos blend

    Posted by Emily on 14th Jan 2013

    This is one of my favorite rooibos blends. It's great on its' own as well to blend with other teas. I usually brew it with the Cinnamon Rooibos and Vanilla Peach Rooibos. My favorite combo is 1/2 tsp Vanilla Almond, 1/4 tsp Cinnamon, and 1/4 tsp Vanilla Peach.

  • 5
    My favorite Rooibos blend

    Posted by Alise on 10th Dec 2012

    Wow, this is really amazing. Everyone I serve this tea to loves it. It doesn't really need any sweetener but its great with a bit of honey. I also have mixed this with Cinnamon Rooibos and that is also heavenly... more like a Chai. Super delicious and fun. The kids love this one too. Good hot or iced.

  • 5
    Just, wow.

    Posted by Alexandra Fimbres on 5th Mar 2012

    It was a warm March day in Arizona; I had just received my first shipment of Arbor teas (most of them samples)and my mother-in-law and I were jonesing for some tea. I made this for my mom-in-law in about four oz. of water, made sure it brewed long enough, and then poured it over a cup of ice to make about eight oz. of iced tea. It has amazing flavor. I was so impressed. I expected high quality but this is so beyond that! Out of this world. Anyway, it's really needless to say, but I will be ordering this again. I couldn't imagine being deprived of it now that I've had a taste!!

  • 5

    Posted by Ronda Zuk on 28th Mar 2008

    My six year old son says " This is my favoritest tea!" Even though I'm a black tea drinker I too enjoy a cup of this vanilla almond tea at bedtime or as a dessert. Sweet soothing and satisfying.

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