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Organic Vanilla Peach Rooibos

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$24.95

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This Fair Trade Certified organic African tea combines organic rooibos leaves (pronounced ROY-bus) with the essential oils of fresh peaches and natural vanilla extract. This combination adds a subtle peach flavor atop the already apricot-like rooibos, while the vanilla lends a luxurious richness. Rooibos is an herb native to the beautiful Cedarberg region of South Africa and contains no caffeine.


Organic Vanilla Peach Rooibos

Ingredients: organic South African rooibos, organic peaches, and natural peach and vanilla flavor



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




Staff Perspectives

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Aubrey Says: I prefer this Vanilla Peach Rooibos over our Peach Rooibos.




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Jeremy Says: The combination of the peach and vanilla pairs beautifully with the rooibos base.





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  1. My Favorite Rooibos

    Posted by Leah on 29th Dec 2013

    This rooibos is by far my favorite of all the ones I've ever tried. The peach and vanilla flavors are not too over powering but give a delicious depth of flavor to the tisane. I prefer mine with just a bit of raw cane sugar, but it has it's own natural sweetness.



  2. More vanilla-y than peachy

    Posted by Gloria Carol on 24th Sep 2013

    I usually drink peach roiboos without vanilla and I thought I would give this a try. It's very good. The vanilla kind of overpowers the peach, but it gives an overall richer flavor than the plain peach. If you want more peach flavor, I would go with the rooiboos/peach blend. If you like the richness of the vanilla, this is the one for you.



  3. Decent Rooibos; Good for blending

    Posted by Emily on 15th Jan 2013

    I'm not a big fan of drinking this rooibos solo. I prefer to blend it with the Vanilla Almond or the Cinnamon. To me, it doesn't seem like a true peach flavor; it tastes a bit more tropical to me.



  4. Smooth Sensation

    Posted by Lori P. on 6th Apr 2012

    My order came in the mail today, and the first thing I did was brew a cup of this tea. The smell when you open the bag is quite malty and strong. However, the first brew is smooth and has a faint sweetness to it. The peach is not strong, so you still taste the earthy rooibos. I took off one leaf because it did not taste the same upon second brewing. It became slightly sour and the smell became more like a berry flavored cough syrup. Do not let that deter you, though. The first brew is well worth it!



  5. Relaxing & Tasty!

    Posted by Rachel B. on 26th Sep 2011

    As a Roiboos fanatic, I was thrilled to discover Arbor Teas Vanilla Peach variety! Although I don't generally like flavored teas, this one has a very natural, flavorful aroma and taste. If you're not sure about trying a flavored Roiboos, start with this one - it will win you over!









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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 step-by-step 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 less 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.

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