Review of Marks & Spencer redbush tea

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 made effort and tried some new rooibos as an alternative to my mint, lemon and ginger or camomile infusion teas. I happened to stumble across a box redbush tea whilst I was shopping in Marks & Spencer the other day so I decided to give it a try.

I loved the vibrant black and red packaging with an interesting pattern which I would describe as being like mini space invaders. It is clearly labelled as a caffeine free tea to the front of the packaging. I was intrigued by its description as being sweet and mellow with a bright yellow colour.

Onto the ingredients well interestingly there doesn’t seem to be any. All I could see was 40 redbush teabags. There is no may contain warning with regards to possible allergens.

When I opened the foil packet I was  greeted by a woody aroma that I associate with a rooibos tea. This did not change on the close up sniff test and was still present on smelling an individual teabag.I added the teabag to my teacup and added the hot water and let it infuse as instructed. I was immediately hit by a slight woody and faint grassy aroma which became more apparent as the tea continue to infuse. There wasn’t much difference noted with the aroma on my close up sniff test. I didn’t expect this and was pleasantly surprised. It didn’t seem to take long for the tea to infuse with the hot water. It soon turned a slightly dark cherry like colour not the bright yellow colour described on the packaging. On sipping the tea it tasted like a good quality rooibos, there were undertones of both woodiness and grassiness that I associate with a nice redbush tea. I found the tea to be comforting yet slightly refreshing at the same time. I was pleasantly surprised by this tea as if I am honest it has been a bit hit and miss with the previous teas I have tried from marks & Spencer and didn’t expect it to be a nice as it was.

So would I recommend this redbush tea? Yes I would. I enjoyed everything about this tea from its flavour through to its aroma. It is a nice everyday redbush tea. So thank you Marks & Spencer for producing a nice redbush tea that I can enjoy.


  1. aplotzi
    April 26, 2017 / 3:27 am

    I only drink rooibos tea..thanks for the useful review ?

    • April 27, 2017 / 5:13 pm

      Hi, glad you found it helpful.

  2. April 26, 2017 / 10:29 am

    Oh I love Redbush. I grew up on it and it’s caffeine free.I actually like it with milk, if there’s no flavouring. When I was in South Africa they told me that sometimes if mothers were low on milk Red Bush was given. I don’t know if this is true. #BloggerClubUK

    • April 27, 2017 / 5:23 pm

      How interesting about mum’s low on milk. I don’t have any milk in any tea, but I’ve heard it works well with this tea, Chloe.

  3. April 27, 2017 / 5:04 pm

    I must admit, I don’t like/drink tea, but I will take this as a recommendation for a relative.

    • April 27, 2017 / 5:17 pm

      Hi, glad you found it helpful.

  4. April 30, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    I have to admit I’m not a fan of redbush, but this sounds like a great option if it’s to your taste. Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • April 30, 2017 / 8:06 pm

      Hi, it sure is. Redbush can be an acquired taste but is a great caffeine free option.

  5. May 2, 2017 / 6:03 am

    I tried redbush years ago and it was quite nice. I no longer drink normal tea so might actually buy some again! #dreamteam

    • May 5, 2017 / 6:32 pm

      Hi, its a great caffeine free tea and worth trying again. Thanks for stopping by, Chloe.

  6. May 2, 2017 / 9:03 pm

    Marks and Spencer’s are my go to place for a nice cafe. My girls love it and I love their coffee! I’m not surprised they make nice tea too, I just wish I liked it! Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • May 5, 2017 / 6:26 pm

      Hi, it can be very hit and miss with their tea. I do like the tea they serve in their cafe though. Thanks for stopping by, Chloe.

  7. May 5, 2017 / 9:31 pm

    I haven’t ever tried this tea and am now super intrigued. Is it something that you drink with or without milk? Thank you for sharing with the #DreamTeam 🙂

  8. May 9, 2017 / 6:47 am

    I really like the M&S afternoon tea blend 🙂 haven’t tried this one though! #TwinklyTuesday

    • May 9, 2017 / 5:51 pm

      Hi, I personally find its a bit hit and miss in M & S. I’m glad that yo like their afternoon tea.

  9. May 11, 2017 / 9:24 am

    I am a very simple girl when it comes to tea! PG Tips is the winner! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    • May 11, 2017 / 5:04 pm

      Hi, there’s nothing wrong with a good old fashioned cup of PG ?.

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