Our Favourite Herbal & Rooibos Teas

At Cup of Tea H.Q we love caffeine-free teas any time, day or night. Sometimes, caffeine is not the way to perk up our spirits and inspire us into action. Thankfully, there are amazing caffeine-free herbal and Rooibos-based teas to do just that. 

Our range of loose-leaf teas and real-leaf tea bags extends to incredible herbals, from pure chamomile blossoms to enlivening citrusy infusions. Our Rooibos range too begins with pure 'red-bush' and moves into rich chocolatey blends and wellness combinations.

Herbal and Rooibos Teas


Why we love Rooibos Teas

Rooibos tea is naturally caffeine-free; it is delicious, semi-sweet and aromatic with a flavour not too dissimilar to green or black tea. Rooibos or 'redbush tea' is the national beverage in South Africa, and over sixteen thousand tonnes of the red 'tea' are exported globally.

Unlike the traditional tea plant (Camellia sinensis), the Rooibos plant (Aspalathus linearis) is a fine-leaved, rugged and wild-looking shrub that is not at all red. The bush has soft needle-like green foliage and yellowish flowers that emerge in the spring. The bush thrives in the picturesque fields around the Cederberg coastal mountains close to the Western Cape province of South Africa. Incredibly, the topography of the region is particularly suited to the Rooibos plant and attempts to grow it elsewhere have failed - making Rooibos tea truly unique.

The distinctive red colour actually comes from the fermentation process similar to that of traditional black tea production. Farmers harvest by hand, bruise and distress the cuttings, then leave them to dry in the natural sun. The oxidisation process is completely natural, and beings shortly after harvest.

Rooibos Tea contains no naturally bitter tannins so that no matter how many times you brew the loose-leaf tea, or how long you leave it in the pot, it will never, ever, get bitter.

Find out more about out Rooibos range here - https://www.cupoftea.co.uk/buy-tea-online/buy-rooibos-tea-online/c52



Why We Love Herbal Teas

Herbs signify wellness and are nature’s incredible gift for any ailment or mood.  If you’re feeling a little drained and in need of a good-vibe boost, or when you just fancy a hot cuppa before bed, certain herbs can help to soothe away the day.

From marvellous mints to lively blackcurrant leaves, fragrant lemon verbena or even liquorice root, these herbs have ‘super-powers’ and always contain one or many components to help the body.

Our pure herb and herbal infusions are expertly selected and blended to create the right balance. They are the perfect caffeine-free alternative to traditional teas and contain many of the nutrients needed to support good health and promote wellbeing. Packed with flavour, and aroma, we only stock herbal teas that are freshly picked whole herbs or flowers.

Find out more about feel-good herbs here- https://www.cupoftea.co.uk/article/197-the-feel-good-tea-guide-


We’ve round-up our very favourite Herbal and Rooibos teas, for you to try!


Coconut Fairy – Loose-Leaf Tea

Our new Coconut Fairy tea is a caffeine-free herbal blend of blackberry leaves, coconut flakes, apple, cocoa nibs and cinnamon pieces. The brewed tea has a subtle sweetness and a delightfully creamy finish. If you love coconut, this is the tea for you!

Coconut Fairy loose leaf tea




Rooibos Tea Gift Set

A carefully curated gift set, it contains caffeine-free loose-leaf Rooibos Cream Orange with hints of velvety vanilla and orange. The gift set comes with a tea caddy with a geometric design and a tea infuser spoon, perfect for all tea fans!

Rooibos Tea Gift Set





Rooibos Cream Orange – Loose Leaf Tea

One of our all-time bestsellers, Rooibos Cream Orange, is a seductive blend of bold South African Rooibos, orange peel and velvety Bourbon vanilla. Enlivening and aromatic, the infusion can be drunk by the gallon, and is delicious hot or made into a cooler. 

Our customers say: "This tea is amazing! It's the best version of Rooibos tea I’ve ever had.”

Rooibos Cream Orange loose leaf tea





Mysterious Africa - Loose-Leaf Tea

Our new Mysterious Africa tea is an organic herbal infusion of real herbs and fruit pieces.  The unique, and delicious blend contains banana, coconut, ginger, apple and other herbs and fruits. It's a delightfully spicy and sweet infusion that is a must-try!

Mysterious Africa loose leaf tea





Herbal Tea Gift Set

Our Herbal Tea Gift Set is a delightful collection hand-picked by our team. The gift set contains natural loose-leaf peppermint, a tea caddy with a hummingbird design and a zingy lime-coloured tea timer, perfect for all tea lovers!

Herbal Tea Gift Set 





Rooibos Caramel – Loose-Leaf Tea

Our Rooibos Caramel is a delicious Rooibos tea harvested from the red bush with soft caramel flavour. It's sweet and warming and that little bit extra indulgent.

Rooibos Caramel loose leaf tea





Joy of Tea – Mint & Fresh Tea Bags

Our Joy of Tea Mint & Fresh is a marriage of classic peppermint and tropical lemongrass. This enlivening herbal infusion is refreshing, aids digestion and smells like heaven! 

Each teabag has an innovative clip to hold it in place on your cup or mug whilst brewing and is individually wrapped in an aroma protection sachet for perfect freshness.

Joy of Tea Mint and Fresh teabags 




Teavelope Rooibos Vanilla Tea Bags

A beautiful combination of Rooibos married with the sweetness of vanilla, creating a delightfully delicious tea. A mild and pleasant infusion with a soft, full-bodied woody flavour and aroma.

 It can be enjoyed hot or cold, and because it is naturally caffeine-free, it's an ideal drink for children and those who are avoiding caffeine. 

Each tea bag is individually wrapped in an aroma protection sachet for perfect freshness.

Our customers say, "Lovely refreshing drink especially nice with the great flavour of vanilla."

Teavelope Rooibos Vanilla Teabags 




Teavelope – Organic Mountain Herbs

Our Teavelope Organic Mountain Herbs is a fantastic tea for those who love Rooibos with a twist. A beautifully harmonious blend with a gently refreshing note of lemongrass, blackberry leaves, spearmint, fennel, anise, orange, cinnamon, liquorice root. 

Each tea bag is individually wrapped in an aroma protection sachet for perfect freshness.

Teavelope Mountain Herbs teabags 





Rooibos Chai – Loose-Leaf Tea

Our Rooibos Chai blend is an expertly blended mix of Rooibos, cinnamon, ginger, fennel, anise, cloves and cardamom. The brewed tea is colourful, aromatic and tastes earthy and spicy.

Rooibos Chai loose leaf tea





Citrus Meets Ginger Tea Collection

Our Citrus Meets Ginger Tea Collection is a selection of our three favourite, best-selling, ginger and lemon-based herbal tea infusions.

100g Rooibos Ginger & Lemon - Flavoured rooibos tea with ginger and lemon.

100g Green Ginger & Lemon - Citrus meets fiery ginger in this perfectly balanced blend.

100g Ginger & Lemon - A refreshing blend of ginger & lemongrass.

Citrus Meets Ginger loose leaf tea collection






Rooibos Super Grade Organic Loose-Leaf Tea

This typically smooth and pleasant South-African organic Rooibos is flavoursome with earthy notes. It is naturally caffeine-free, rich in Vitamin C and does not get bitter even if brewed slightly too long. Rooibos as its purest and highest grade!

Rooibos Super Grade loose leaf tea





Camomile Blossoms

For tea purists out there, nothing can beat a classic, pure herbal tea and chamomile has to be our favourite. Our Chamomile Blossoms are whole (no dust!) and full of mild flavour and aroma. This classic herbal tea is perfect for anyone who needs to relax and unwind thanks to its soothing and calming properties.

Camomile Blossoms loose leaf tea





Rooibos Hot ChocolateLoose-Leaf Tea

One to try if chocolate is your go-to treat! This is an indulgent blend of fine rooibos with hints of Irish cream, vanilla and cocoa. This aromatic ‘hot chocolate’ is like no other!

Rooibos Hot Chocolate loose leaf tea





Organic Nightcap Loose-Leaf Tea

To end a long day just right, why not opt for our herbal Nightcap tea? The organic infusion contains whole chamomile flowers, peppermint, lemon balm, strawberry leaves, fennel, orange blossoms, blackcurrant leaves, lavender and rose petals.

It's aromatic and gentle and perfect for melting away the day.

Nightcap Organic loose leaf tea






Nana Organic Mint Tea

Our Nana Mint is a Spearmint infusion of pure aromatic leaves containing natural essential oils. In Arabic, na'na' means mint, and is also known as Moroccan Mint. Our Spearmint has large leaves and is a distinctively sweet-scented mint plant that tastes a little zingy and refreshing.

Our customers say: "LOVED this tea! I've always liked Moroccan mint tea but was never able to find one that did not taste like toothpaste. This is my go-to whenever I need a pick-me-up during the day. Highly recommend!"

Nana Mint Organic loose leaf tea





Organic Rooibos Ginger and Lemon Loose-leaf Tea

Our organic Rooibos Ginger and Lemon is a pure Rooibos with real ginger, lemon peel, cinnamon, elderflower blossoms and lemon verbena. Zingy and warming, this herbal infusion enlivens the senses with every sip.

Rooibos Ginger and Lemon loose leaf tea





How to Brew the perfect cup of hot loose-leaf Rooibos or Herbal tea 

How to Brew Rooibos Tea

  • Boil fresh or filtered cold water
  • Place one slightly heaped teaspoon in a tea strainer filter bag or basket
  • Pour freshly boiled (100c) water
  • Brewing time 5-8 minutes
  • Strain the tea leaves
  • Enjoy!


(N.B. Please refer to individual packaging for optimum brewing time)

Posted by cup of tea admin
11th December 2020

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