Red Rocks

Almonds & Bourbon  

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Our blend of naturally caffeine–free South African red rooibos, vanilla, and almond bits is an herbal delight! Rooibos is full of antioxidants and healthy minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, and fluoride. It has a wonderfully smooth flavor, and is a great cold buster as well as thirst quencher. It brews into a dark red liquor and has a naturally sweet, earthy scent, reminiscent of pipe–tobacco. You cannot over–steep this tea (the longer the better!) and it is fantastic by itself, or with cream and a bit of sweetener. Red Rocks is the perfect, healthy, all-around herbal tea – a favorite amongst athletes, kids, and moms.


  • Sample ~ 5 servings
  • Mini Tin 1.0 oz ~ 14 servings
  • Bulk 1/4 LB ~ 50 servings
  • Bulk 1 LB ~ 220 servings
  • AND leaves can be re-infused twice!
  • Loaded with antioxidants and minerals
  • Amazing as a tea latte
  • Wonderful bedtime treat
  • NOTE: contains almond
  • 100% Naturally Caffeine-Free

Ingredients: rooibos, diced almonds, vanilla flavoring

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Steeping Guide
1 tsp
6-7 min
Per 8 oz. water

Rooibos, South African Herbal Red "Tea"

  • Caffeine-free
  • Very Calming
  • Rehydrating
  • Restorative, Rich in Minerals
  • Anti-Allergy
  • Anti-Oxidant
  • With its many positive attributes, Rooibos tea is a great choice of drink for health conscious people. Rooibos tea contains no colors, additives or preservatives, making it a natural beverage. It contains no caffeine. According to studies conducted in South Africa and Japan, Rooibos has been shown to aid in health problems such as insomnia, irritability, headaches, nervous tension, and hypertension. Studies also show that this tea relieves anti spasmodic agents, which can relieve stomach cramping and colic in infants. In South Africa, Rooibos has been used to treat allergies such as hay fever, asthma and eczema very effectively . It is also used to treat irritated skin. Rooibos is brewed and placed directly on infected areas. Rooibos contains antioxidants which can help slow the aging process and boost the immune system. Rooibos is a great thirst quencher and is an excellent beverage for active people, including children. Most kids will drink Rooibos without added sugar or sweeteners. This tea contains almost no oxalic acid, making it a good beverage for people prone to kidney stones. Rooibos contains the following minerals: copper, iron and potassium, calcium, fluoride, zinc, manganese, alpha- hydroxy (for healthy skin) and magnesium (for the nervous system) are also components of this tea. In South Africa pregnant women and nursing mothers drink Rooibos because it contains no caffeine.

    * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

    Capetown Creme
    Steep 2 heaping tsp RED ROCKS in boiling water for seven minutes, to make the tea base. While tea is steeping, foam ¼ cup milk, either with an automatic whisk, or a milk steamer or foamer. Spoon the foamed milk, dividing evenly, into two 10–12 oz mugs. Pour the ready RED ROCKS over the foamed milk in each mug and serve immediately. Sweeten or flavor with vanilla, if desired. A very healthy after–school favorite! Makes 2 drinks.

    Iced Red Rocks
    This iced red tea is subtly sweet and refreshing
    Serving Size – 16 oz Iced Tea
    Steep an 8oz concentrate of RED ROCKS using 2 teaspoons of tea leaves in boiling water for 6–7 minutes. Strain tea leaves. Add ice & enjoy.

    Serving Size – 1 liter Iced Tea
    Steep a 16oz concentrate of RED ROCKS using 4 teaspoons of tea leaves in boiling water for 6–7 minutes. Strain tea leaves. Add ice & enjoy.

    Red Rocks Rub
    Great Rub on Portabellas, Steak, Chicken & Potatoes. Finely chop the following ingredients in your blender:

    ½ tsp licorice Root
    ½ tsp yellow mustard, grounded
    ½ tsp turmeric, grounded
    ½ tsp corriander
    1 tsp salt

    Red Rocks Steaks
    NOTE: Vegetarian version uses the glaze on Portobello mushrooms instead of steaks.
    INGREDIENTS: 4–6 tenderloin steaks; 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil; 4 shallots, diced fine; 4 TBS honey; 1 tsp cinnamon; ½ cup white wine; 1 tsp vanilla; ½ cup orange juice; 2 TBS RED ROCKS (dry leaves, unsteeped, powdered).
    PREPARATION: Rapidly brown the steaks on a hot skillet, with the olive oil and shallots, salt and pepper. Cover and let simmer for five minutes. Mix together the honey, cinnamon, white wine, vanilla, orange juice and ground tealeaves, and add to the steaks in the skillet. Simmer for an additional 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove the steaks and cut into diagonal strips. Baste each strip with the sauce. Serve with mashed potatoes and sautéed vegetables. Excellent with a Cabernet Sauvignon. Serves 4–6.

    Red Rocks Roasted Potatoes
    INGREDIENTS: 2 lbs Red Potatoes, cubed; ¼ cup Olive Oil; ¼ cup Balsamic Vinegar; 3 tsp agave or honey; 3 TBS RED ROCKS tea, finely grounded; 1 TBS Dijon mustard; 1 tsp salt; 1 tsp white pepper.
    PREPARATION: Preheat oven to 425°. In a large roasting pan or baking sheet, spread cubes potatoes evenly. In a bowl, mix oil, vinegar, Red Rocks tea, agave, salt & pepper. Drizzle mixture over potatoes and toss together. Cover with foil and place in oven. Bake for 45 – 50 minutes. Uncover and stir. Broil for an additional 5 – 10 minutes to brown top. Serves 6 – 8.

    Red Rocks Sweet & Creamy Mash Potatoes
    INGREDIENTS: 4 TBS RED ROCKS Tea; 3–4 large Garnet Yams (about 3–4 lbs), peeled & chopped in 1 inch cubes; 2 TBS unsalted butter; ¾ cup vanilla soy creamer; ½ cup Rocks Tea concentrate (use tea broth with tea leaves from boiled yams); 2 TBS agave; ½ tsp cardamom; 1 tsp pepper; ½ tsp allspice; 2 tsp salt.
    PREPARATION: In a large pot bring 12–14 oz water to a boil. Add yams and let cook until soft in middle (about 20–30 minutes) Melt butter over medium–high heat in another large pot. Strain yams from boiled tea and add to melted butter. (Tea leaves are welcomed) Add soy creamer, Red Rocks concentrate, Agave & begin to mash. Add spices and mash until smooth & creamy. Yields: 6–8 servings, Prep Time: 15 minutes, Cook Time: 45 minutes.

    Red Rocks Ice Cream
    This is a *very* rich (and delicious!) red tea ice cream.
    INGREDIENTS: 1 quart milk; 6 TBS RED ROCKS loose leaves, pulverized to powder consistency; 15 egg yolks; 1 pound sugar; 1 cup heavy cream; 1 cup half & half.
    PREPARATION: Bring milk to a boil. Remove from heat and add powdered tea leaves. Mix well. In a separate bowl, beat egg yolks and sugar together until they form a ribbon. Combine egg mixture and milk, then strain into a saucepan. Cook over medium–high heat until just before the mixture reaches a boil. Remove from heat and cool completely over ice water. Beat heavy cream and half & half until frothy. Pour into egg mixture and mix well. Process in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. Serves: 12.

    The Tea Spot's Bliss Ice Cream
    INGREDIENTS: 2 cups heavy cream; 2 cups whole milk; 4 heaping tsp of RED ROCKS loose leaf tea; 1/2 cup sugar; small pinch of salt; 5 large egg yolks.
    PREPARATION: Chill your ice cream maker freezer bowl ahead of time. Keep one cup of heavy cream chilled. Combine the other cup of heavy cream with the milk, tea leaves, sugar, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Keep heating until you see little bubbles around the edges, being careful not to scald the cream or let it boil over. Once the bubbles come to the surface, turn the heat off, cover the saucepan, and let the cream steep for about 10 minutes. Next, strain the tea leaves from the cream mixture into a bowl. Add the remaining cup of chilled heavy cream. Stir slowly, but thoroughly. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks. Add a very small amount of the tea cream to the yolks while continuing to whisk quickly, being careful not to allow the yolks to coagulate. Continue adding the tea cream in small amounts, and whisk through until the entire mixture is well blended. Return the entire cream mixture to the saucepan and heat it completely through over very low heat. Keep heating and stirring about 3 to 4 minutes, until the mixture thickens into a custard. Pour the custard into a bowl and let cool. Cover and chill it for at least 2 hours, or overnight. Turn the chilled tea custard into ice cream, following your ice cream maker's instructions. For a firmer ice cream, return it to the freezer for more chill time after the churn. Enjoy! Yields: 1.5 quarts.

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    Excellent smooth creamy flavor. Sweet without being too sweet. Perfect evening tea!—Julia Frost
    Love the combination of flavors! Definitely one I plan to keep in stock!—Sarah D
    I love this tea hot or cold. I received a sample and will be ordering in bulk.—MsTee
    I've been a lover of this tea for a loooooong time. Going on 10 years now. But, today I felt I had to write a review because of the physical change I felt. I have had allergies for the past week either putting up with it or tried to take 1 allegra that didn't work. Knowing this tea has anti-histamine properties I finally sat down to brew a cup after sneezing 5 times. I am 2/3 of the way through the cup and for the first time in a week I can breathe easily, no tissue needed, and no tingling sinus pressure. Thank you Red Rocks my natural medicinal relief!!!—Andrea
    I LOVE this tea. I am not the biggest fan of rooibos, but this tea is amazing with the subtle vanilla and almond flavors at the end. It's the perfect amount of sweet and smooth.—Stephanie
    This is one of my faves for evening sipping. It's lightly sweet and has a perfect smooth flavor. —Meyer
    Smooth and sweet - comforting. One of my Tea Spot faves.—TheresaD
    This is incredibly delicious. Add some cream, it doesn't need sweetener but a touch of honey or agave is great too. If your favorite dessert is creme brulee, you need this tea.—mcjee
    I'm new to loose leaf tea, and got a small tin of this. As the only caffeine free tea I purchased, I've drank it every evening, and I've really grown to love this tea. It'relaxing. I recommend trying a sample!—Jillsta
    This is a delightful tea! The flavor is rich and naturally sweet and I love the almond note.—Tea Lover
    Beautiful red color and fabulous earthy taste. —Sailtracysail
    I'm not a fan of red tea. I'm not a fan of almonds. I'm not a fan of vanilla. Needless to say I was skeptical. This tea has grown on me over the winter. As a hot tea, it's "not bad". Not great, but not bad. However, I used it in a pitcher of iced tea, with a little honey, and WOW. It was really good - like a traditional iced tea without the caffeine or the over-the-top sweetness. Even my husband (who generally dislikes herbal teas) loved it. I'm saving the rest of the tin for summer. —Mandie
    This tea is really easy to drink, at any time of the day. There is a natural sweetness to it that is subtle enough to have me coming back for more around dessert-time. My nephews (who are quite young) love this. I tend to prefer a bit more bite in my tea, but it really is a nice treat and great for those who prefer the infinite smoothness of this tea. —Anna
    I don't do caffeine in the evening and it's hard to find a tea I like for that that isn't chamomile. This has solved that problem. It is so delicious and full but with no herbal taste. A little sweetener and this tea comes to life. There is no urge for dessert as this tea fulfills any desire for sweets but of course without all the calories. For this tea alone I will keep ordering from The Tea Spot.—Janice
    Once upon a time, I lived in Colorado Springs, and went to Bed, Bath & Beyond. I found this local tea company and decided it looked interesting and brought it home to live with me(and a few other flavors). I enjoyed a cup almost every day, and it stayed my go-to tea after I moved to Alaska. I fell in love with this rooibos tea, and have never found another red tea that I loved like this one. As I had re-used the tin for storage somewhere I couldn't find... I didn't remember what it was called, and it wasn't at the Bed, Bath & Beyond store up here. Fast-forward to now, and I found the old tin! I immediately went online and found my beloved tea! I ordered some to fill my "vintage Tea Spot tin" (and some others) and now my life is once again complete. In 6 months, I will be moving to Montana, and when I get there, this is definitely one I will be putting on auto-order. My other favorite is now Boulder Breakfast. Thanks, Tea Spot. I can't wait to experience all the tea gems you have in your company!—Joy
    This is my second favorite tea of all time (my first is Boulder Blues). This is my go-to tea when I'm wanting something without caffeine. Perfect balance of earthy, creamy and sweet. Good cold brewed or hot! I absolutely love this tea—Monica
    Since purchasing, I think I have made this tea every day. It's really that good. I agree with the statement it cannot be oversteeped, it really does just taste better and better as it steeps. It's become my go to iced tea in a very short time. Everyone in my family loves it!—A.L.
    My husband absolutely loves this tea and requests it almost every evening. I love the unique flavor of it with the bit of both almond and vanilla in it. We drink it straight and love the creaminess of the flavor.—GoPete
    I like vanilla and almond separately, and I have a thing for elephants (I know, not a good reason to buy a tin - but it's so cute!) so I decided to give this tea a try. It's very very sweet, too sweet for me. It carries a cream soda like flavor with a toasted almond finish, which just isn't my cup of tea (haha). My boyfriend, on the other hand, loves it and drinks it by the teapot after dinner as his desert. —iswimlikeafish
    I LOVE the vanilla flavoring and base of this tea. It isn't too strong. It isn't too weak. Plus, this being caffeine-free makes it the perfect drink to help you relax before going to bed. —Leonard
    I don't really care for this tea. I find the vanilla flavoring to be too strong. As other reviewers have said, it reminds me of cream soda. —Renee
    This came as a free sample in my order. I was skeptical at first. The aroma, though, is much more potent than the tea once brewed. Still not sure that it's for me, but it's a step outside the comfort zone. Always a good thing!—NWM
    My first sip reminded me of red velvet cake. I immediately wanted some to go with this tea. Delicious —Randi
    Red rocks is our family's favorite tea. It makes a great gift for others during the holidays and is just delicious. My 7 & 9 years olds love it. —Kristina
    I expected to like this more than I did. I made it for iced tea and it seemed bland and a little too weak. I will try it again hot and see if that makes a difference. Just okay for me.—Janice
    This has a sweet flavor but I did not like it for iced tea.—Tea Lover
    This tea is awesome. I love the light vanilla flavor, and it's seriously impossible to oversteep--just gets tastier the longer it steeps, which is great for forgetful me.—Deborah
    This tea is not just delicious, it's a life saver. I have endometriosis and very few medications make a dent in the pain. Drinking large quantities of rooibos along with my medication makes it bearable. I can't emphasize enough how much this tea has helped me. I truly believe in its anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties. I haven't found it to make much of a difference in my respiratory allergies but when my skin is red and itchy and acting up, a few cups of this tea settles it right down. Be warned, if you drink a lot of it, it may stain your teeth. It has quite a color to it. I like to brew it with just a bit of licorice for sweetness. The almond and vanilla pairs so nicely with the rooibos, I'd be hard pressed to find a tea I like better. If someone says they don't like tea because it doesn't taste like anything, give them this! It'll be sure to change their mind.—B
    Fantastic!!! Amazing its like drink one of Starbucks Chai but better!—Sophia Loren
    I live in a cold climate and keep my thermostat set pretty low to save on heating costs. My wife and I use this tea to warm up when we sit down for the evening. With a little cream it is like desert!—Steve
    This is, hands down, my favorite rooibos tea blend. Better than Teav-other guys. It's roasty without being overpowering with gentle, warm notes in the background. My new nighttime tea. I love it's rich flavor (fruity teas can be too sweet for me). Nothing fake about it - this is the real deal! —Perfect for chilly winter nights!
    I will start out by saying I do not like plain rooibus. If I like a rooibus blend, it is usually because it is heavily flavored with other herbs, spices, or citrus. Yet, this is one of my favorite caffeine-free teas, even though the vanilla flavor is very subtle. It is great at night, because the vanilla adds sweet and calming notes to the tea that are just right when I am tired. —Jen
    This tea is like being wrapped in a warm, cozy blanket on a cold day. The vanilla gives it a wonderful creaminess. It is the perfect tea when you want something soothing.—Amy
    So happy this is caffeine free. Now I can enjoy tea all-day-long!!!! This tea ROCKS, just like the name!!!—Gail
    I really like this tea. The longer you let it steep the better it gets. Good hot or cold. I agree with the other reviews, it smells a lot like cherry pipe tobacco. It tastes very mellow and smooth, you can definitely taste the vanilla and almonds. If you've never had a rooibos tea this is a good one to try.—Jonathan Reid
    This may sound crazy, but this reminds me of cream soda - now grant I have Celiac Disease so my taste is slanted. My favorite tea-I brew it, then stick it in the refrigerator for iced tea - yummy.—Tamara Reeger
    I received a sample when I ordered the Tuffy Tea different, so delicious. It is officially added to my list!—Linda Povlock
    This is a favorite tea of mine. Especially with hot cinnamon rolls, fresh out of the oven.—Kristina Rhodes
    I have tried a lot of different Roobios teas. This honestly has to be the worst tea I have ever tried.—Dennis McCoy
    this now one of my favorites. they sent me a free sample, noe I am ordering it. Smells as greatas it taste.—Susan Samuelson
    The thought of spending valuable tea drinking time on a non-caffeinated drink didn't appeal to me until a co-worker peer pressured me into it. What a treat it turned out to be. I was surprised how sweet it was. And perfect for my busy work environment because I have a habit of oversteeping my tea. Don't have to worry about that with this one! Just like the description states - "the longer the better." —Martha Kensington
    So sweet and creamy in flavor... My favorite night-time tea!—Maria
    I had a terrible cold last week. No Nyquil or OTC cold medicine could help. This tea knocked it right out of my system. 5 stars!!—Andrew
    I have two girls ages 4 and 2 and they like this tea. It is caffeine free so they can drink it anytime. Not to mention the health benefits it provides them! And its great for me to drink before bedtime.—Jill Hammes
    I just wanted to let you know that I LOVE your tea! It is so fresh and flavorful. I gave a tin of the Red Rocks, my favorite, to my daughter-in-law. She is Russian, and drinks only Russian tea that her mother sends her from Moscow. She turns up her nose at teabags. Well. She is going back to Moscow to visit this summer, and plans to take several tins of Red Rocks for gifts for her mother and friends!—Teri Lefever
    We just returned home to Nashville from vacationing in Williamsburg, VA. While there, we purchased some of your Roches Rouges loose tea in the 100g tin at The Cheese Shop in Old Williamsburg. Fabulous! We have been drinking cups and cups of it morning and evening since we got back home! Best rooibos blend my husband and I have ever tried. Thanks! Now that we know about you, we'll be looking for your products at Whole Foods here in the Nashville area.—Lori Bynes
    I had previously tried a Rooibos tea before and I did NOT like it at all!! A friend told me to try this tea and I love it! Its good tea, super smooth and not at all bitter even if you double steep :)—Lauren
    This has quickly become my favorite tea, hands down. I drink tea all day long, and this is most often my choice. It smells very much like sweet pipe tobacco, and tastes very smooth. I don't ever want to run out of this tea.—Kristina
    It smells like "drugstore" black cherrry tobacco. Very manly. However, the taste has a slight cherry kick, but is very mild. A good nighty-nightht tea.—Cay
    Full bodied and smooth with overtones of almond. Excellent for any time of day.—Valerie
    This tea is great for allergies, or whenever you're feeling a touch under the weather - it'll make you feel cozy and less congested.—Alissa