Reducing Caffeine - Rooibos


 Jun 03, 2010 |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Last month, one of our dedicated customers wrote me a note asking my advice on non-caffeinated teas.  Turns out, she had been told to eliminate caffeine and she described herself as a "die-hard tea fanatic - strong blacks with lots of milk".  Her preferred teas were Yunnan Gold, Assams and our recent Panda Blend.  Having never strayed into the world of non-caffeinated teas, she needed suggestions.  She knew a bit about herbals but not about Rooibos.  I love letters like this and could understand her predicament.  Going from strong Yunnans and Assams to non-caffeinated can be a shock! My suggestions were as follows:
  • ROOIBOS AFRIKANA (My #1 choice - strong, lovely, takes milk, hint of citrus/vanilla)
  • JOHANNESBURG - Rooibos with Caramel and Chocolate
  • SERENGETI - Green Rooibos, Honeybush, Pomegranate
  • CRUSH ON YOU - Rooibos with Passionfruit & Grapefruit
  • GRAND TISANE - Combination of Rooibos, Cinnamon, Plum, Hibiscus and Almonds
A few days later, she ordered the Rooibos Afrikana along with some other teas and here's the note I received 2 days ago:
Just a note that I am LOVING the Rooibos Afrikana!!  It's wonderful, wished I ordered a bigger bag.  And I got the Earl Grey Rooibos too, love that as well.  Thank you so much for your recommendations, my first try into the world of rooibos has been very successful.

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