Review of The Tea Makers Organic Vanilla Rooibos Tea

Now I’m a girl who loves her cups of tea. I have not been doing so well lately at reducing my caffeine intake. Sometimes those cups of black and green tea can lead me a little astray. So when The Tea Makers of London contacted me and asked if I would like to try their NO.101 Organic Vanilla Rooibos I of course said yes.


Onto the packaging I received a sample packet. I liked the dark black theme to the front. To the centre is a simple black label with the companies logo to the top. There is an inviting description of what to expect from the tea. The back of the packet is silver and has a clear window allowing you to see the teabags inside. I also liked the ability to easily re-seal the packet to keep the freshness of the tea. Onto the ingredients list. Rooibos, vanilla and natural flavour are listed. On a personal note I wish that more details are provided as to what the natural flavour is. There are no allergens highlighted in the ingredients list and there is no may contain warning.

On receiving the sample I opened the packet I was immediately greeted by a delightful aroma that I immediately recognised as rooibos. It was more intense than other rooibos teas that I have previously tried. The aroma was smoky and slightly grassy with a subtle undertone of vanilla noted. So onto my famous close up sniff test. The smokiness from the rooibos and sweetness from the vanilla intensified and became even more inviting.

I added the teabag to freshly boiled hot water. I was soon hit with a delightful aroma that I associate with rooibos. This tea appeared to be a little more smoky compared to other rooibos teas that I have tried. I left the tea to infuse as instructed. The smokiness aroma remained the same but the subtle undertone of grassiness became more apparent. However, these took second place to the vanilla, which produced a delightful sweet almost caramel like aroma. This remained the same on the close up sniff test. On sipping the tea my taste buds immediately got hit by a delicate smokiness intermingled with a hint of grassiness. This was proceeded by a subtle creamy vanilla undertone. I was worried that vanilla might have been a little too strong and overpowering but its strength was spot on. I sometimes find some rooibos teas too strong but the flavour of this tea was subtle and not overpowering which was just right for me. The slight vanilla flavour alongside the rooibos resulted in a nice comforting tea. In fact it is one of the nicest rooibos teas that I have tried.

So would I recommend this tea? Yes I would I enjoyed everything about this tea from its aroma through to its flavour. So thank you The Tea Makers of London for producing a delightful rooibos tea.

Disclaimer: I received a free sample of this tea to try and review. All of the opinions in this post are my own and honest.

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69 thoughts on “Review of The Tea Makers Organic Vanilla Rooibos Tea

  1. It sounds delicious and looks lovely, but sometimes I can be hit and miss with vanilla so I will have to think about it before trying! Lovely post as always!

  2. I spent 24 years of my life growing up in sunny South Africa where Rooibos tea is the tea of your childhood 😂 I am not the biggest fan to be honest but I absolutely love your in-depth review! Thanks for sharing xx

  3. I love vanilla, it always makes the house smell homely. I’m intrigued, how do you always find a new tea to try? When it comes to breakfast tea, what is your favourite brand? x Renee #bloggersbest

    • I love that description of homely it would have suited this tea. I am always on the constant lookout for new teas to try and often sneak a new one into my shopping basket. Gosh I don’t often drink breakfast tea I am afraid so I can’t recommend one, perhaps this is what I should make the effort to review next year.

  4. Wonderful review, as always! It almost makes me want to try this tea, which is saying something as I have a strong distaste for rooibos. LOL!

  5. This is a great review. I have always been a bit worried about smokey tea, but you made it sound like this tea has the perfect balance. I am willing to give it a shit. Xx

  6. I have a bit switched to caramel lattes and mocchas lately ahah! I have never really been into vanilla flavored tea but since you recommend this one, i might give it a go! xx corinne

  7. I’d love to try this tea, I’ve steered away from Roobis in the past as I find it a bit muddy tasting. And I love vanilla! I wanted to like herbal teas for so long but I just couldn’t convince myself to like them, now I chill them and drink loads, a good trick for cold drink lovers 🙂 #bloggerclubuk

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