- OUP Kosher for passover and all year round. Made in Israel
- 20 bags, NO metal staples
People are always surprised how really good this tea is — non-caffeine & happens to be healthy to boot.
Wissotzky makes a whole range of teas, including those with black tea and those with green tea. The ones I discuss here are my personal favorites.
Wissotzky Teas are rather renowned though, personally, I hadn’t heard of them until I was teaching at my University’s summer law program at University of Haifa in Israel. You pick them up at any supermarket there — but you have to special order them over here in the US.
Having to live in dormitory-style living while teaching over there, the tea was convenient but I was most startled by how really delicious it was. I am not a big tea drinker — occasionally herbal tea in the winter — but I was drinking this tea every day during the very hot Israeli summer.
I brought quite a bit back with me and ordered more here. I often offered it to colleagues during meetings in my office and they were invariably struck by how unexpectedly delicious it is.
So now I give boxes as gifts. And the recipients often hint they wouldn’t mind another gift they so love it.
Serving the tea at one of my group work meetings has become a hallmark tradition and puts a positive tone as we launch into a 3 hour work session.
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These herbal teas are made from the Rooibus (Red Bush) plant from South Africa.
The only authentic Rooibus tea is from South Africa — though many companies claim theirs is Rooibus though not from South Africa.
It is not unlike that genuine Champagne can only come from the Champagne region of France but firms market sparkling wines from other regions prepared by the “Methode Champenoise.” In that case, there are excellent Methode Champenoise sparkling wines that rival genuine Champagne (though being a champagne lover — I still find a taste unique to genuine Champagne.)
However my experience is that non-South African Rooibus Tea is not as good nor does it have the medicinal and homeopathic qualities that genuine Rooibus tea does.
As to the variations: Wissotzky sells the pure Rooibus Tea (which does not seem to be here on Amazon) and 3 flavored versions: 1. with Chamomile, Lime & Honey,[[B0041R1UM0 Wissotzky Red Tea with Chamomile, Lime & Honey, 1.41-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6)]] (my and most people’s favorite) 2. with Cinnamon & Vanilla Wissotzky Red Tea with Cinnamon and Vanilla, 1.41-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6)(my second most favorite and many people’s first choice) and 3. with Rosehip & Passion Fruit Wissotzky Red Tea with Rosehip and Passion fruit, 1.41-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6) (which I also really like and again is some people’s favorites.)
As mentioned at the start of this review — Wissotzky makes a whole range of teas, both with and without flavors, herbal, black tea and green tea (which has its own homeopathic benefits.) I’ve tried many of the other herbal and enjoy them; I personally stay away from caffeine as my system doesn’t handle it well.