Review of Twinings Redbush Tea

My mission to reduce my caffeine intake is now going well after a little blip at the end of last year. My mum, who I have inherited my love of tea from enjoys her rooibos tea and drinks goodness knows how many cups a day. So I thought it was about time I tried some new rooibos tea to enjoy with my mum. I happened to stumble across some Twinings redbush tea at a recent buffet breakfast. So I have to confess to taking a packet home to try.
I liked the vibrant orange colour of the packet with the orange, yellow and white leaf design. Onto the ingredients nothing was listed on the back of the packet. So I popped online and checked the Twinings website. Very disappointing no ingredients were listed. So onto the Amazon website I went. Only pure redbush is listed and there is no may contain warning.
On opening the packet there was a nice woody aroma was noted, or what I would expect from a good rooibos tea. This did not change on the close up sniff test. The teabag was a little darker in colour than I expected with a slight red tinge to it. I added the teabag to my teacup and added the hot water and let it infuse as instructed. It didn’t seem to take long for the tea to infuse with the hot water. It soon turned a dark cherry/brown colour. Onto the aroma of this tea a subtle woodiness was noted that was spot on. This didn’t change on my close up sniff test. On sipping the tea there were subtle undertones of both woodiness and grassiness noted. This was lightly stronger than I had anticipated but was a big plus for this tea as it was no to strong and overpowering. It was quiet pleasant and overall was a nice refreshing tea.
So would I recommend this rooibos tea? Yes I would. It is one of the nicer everyday redbush teas that I have tried. It had a pleasant aroma and flavour and was a nice refreshing caffeine free tea. So thank you Twinings for producing a nice redbush tea that I can enjoy.


  1. January 17, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    Good to know! 🙂 I’ve been looking for rooibos tea but haven’t found any at my local Waitrose. I’ll keep an eye out for this one at larger stores.

    • January 17, 2017 / 7:58 pm

      Hi, thanks for taking the time to read my tea review. I hope you can find some at a larger store, you can buy it direct from Twinings. Have you seen any Waitrose own brand redbush? Chloe

      • January 18, 2017 / 7:38 am

        No not yet, but thanks for the recommendation! I probably just need to go to a larger one 🙂 xoxo

  2. January 17, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    Ive just started drinking rooibos and much prefer the looseleaf blends, Jollybrew do two lovely blends Tea on the Thames which is lemon infused and Chiltern Fields which is infused with lavender and petals.

    • January 17, 2017 / 10:08 pm

      Hi, thank you for taking the time to read my latest tea review. Thank you for your tea suggestions. Jollybrew is on my to try list and these sound lovely as I like both lavender and lemon, Chloe.

  3. January 18, 2017 / 4:58 pm

    Hi Chloe! I love Rooibos and love this Redbush. It’s so aromatic and a lovely drink. Thanks for sharing your review 🙂

    • January 18, 2017 / 5:54 pm

      Thanks for taking the time to read my new tea review. It’s nice to know that you enjoy this tea as well, Chloe.

  4. January 19, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    Great post, im just trying out these teas as i dont like ‘normal’ tea should i say haha. Defs gonna try this one out for sure now x

    • January 20, 2017 / 7:17 am

      Hi, thanks for taking the time to stopping by my blog and reading my latest tea review. I hope you get to try this tea soon, Chloe.

      • January 20, 2017 / 7:19 am

        No problem was just going onto your blog there will check it out later on lovely!!

        Kimmy x

  5. Sarah
    January 19, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    This tea sounds so interesting! I have not tried many different teas apart from green tea and the usual one so I love hearing about different teas 🙂

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

    • January 20, 2017 / 7:16 am

      Hi Sarah, redbush is a great tea to try plain or with added flavours. It’s a great caffeine free option, Chloe.

  6. Abeni
    January 19, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    First off, I am so glad I found this blog because as an avid tea drinker (Caribbean baby problems!), I’m always searching for some new flavors to try and am considering making my own mixes from scratch. Redbush sounds like a perfect drink for autumn, in fact, I can just smell it already thinking about it! I’ll have to put it on my list for later when I go to TJ Maxx or Marshall’s again. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this tea! 🙂

    Abeni xo

    • January 20, 2017 / 7:15 am

      Hi Abeni,
      Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and read my latest tea review. I hope you can find this tea if not I would be interested in seeing what teas you did choose. Good luck making those comments was from scratch. I’ve only done mint tea, Chloe

  7. January 19, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    Oooh, rooibos is delicious! I’ve also been on a mission to decrease my caffeine intake (#thestruggleisreal), and I honestly forgot about this type of tea entirely! It’ll be a nice change from herbal varieties.

    Sort of a bummer that they don’t list the ingredients, though!


  8. January 19, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    As promised this year I vowed to be more open to trying new kinds of tea and I think I’ll add this one to the list! Lovely review of this tea. You’ve got a winner!

  9. January 19, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    Oooo this one sounds good and seems to be a popular one! Thanks for sharing!

    Jessica & James |

    • January 20, 2017 / 7:12 am

      Hi, thanks for taking the time to read my latest tea review. It does indeed seem to be a popular choice, Chloe.

  10. Teaisawishyourheartmakes
    January 19, 2017 / 5:44 pm

    ooo his sounds so tasty! I can always count on you and your blog to introduce me to new teas ? I can’t wait to try this ?

  11. Sophie
    January 19, 2017 / 5:46 pm

    Ah I’m glad you liked it! I normally struggle to like Twinnings tea but since you’ve rated it positively I might have to give it a try!

    Thank you xx

    • January 20, 2017 / 7:11 am

      Hi Sophie, I think it can hit with their teas. This tea seems to be popular so may be worth giving it a try, Chloe

  12. January 19, 2017 / 5:57 pm

    I’ve always liked the idea of expanding my tea range, but I think I’m too stuck in my was with bog standard tea! I definitely want to try some new ones this year so I might keep my eyes open for this!


    • January 20, 2017 / 7:09 am

      Hi Ashley, I hope you try and enjoy this tea it’s a great caffeine free option. Please take a look at my other reviews in case there is any others you may fancy trying, Chloe.

    • January 20, 2017 / 7:07 am

      Oh thank you I shall be taking a look at the link. Have a lovely day, Chloe.

  13. January 20, 2017 / 7:20 am

    Hi, thank you for taking the time to read my latest tea review. I love the TeacupClub and have discovered other new teas to try as a result. I hope you get chance to try this redbush a try, Chloe.

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