In our most humble opinion, the single best flavor in the world to pair with cinnamon tea is vanilla. There, we said it. But to give this classic combination a tas-tea twist, we added an earthy, light blend of rooibos and chamomile flowers as the base.
While spicy, warm cinnamon and sweet vanilla are the main players in this herbal tea, all the ingredients come together to give you something that tastes just like fall. If you’re interested in turning this delicious blend into a dessert tea, just add some creamer and a little sweetener for a rich treat.
What is rooibos? Rooibos (say it like ROY-boss), or red tea is an indigenous herb of South Africa that is made from the fine needle-like leaves of theAspalathus linearisplant. When the leaves are cut, bruised, and oxidized, they become a reddish-brown color, explaining why it was named rooibos or “red bush”. The outcome of the process leaves us with a smooth, gentle, earthy flavor that pairs easily with a variety of ingredients. This makes it an ideal base for many caffeine-free tisanes.