Tea for Inspiration - Naturally caffeine-free Rooibos is indigenous to the cape region of South Africa, which includes The Cape of Good Hope. We offer you Good Hope Vanilla, a blend of rooibos and sweet, fragrant vanilla beans. This caffeine-free infusion is sweet, satisfying and “good” all day long.
Good Hope Vanilla Red Tea was featured on "What's in" on NBC's Today show.
Steeping red tea is easy. Simply heat fresh, filtered water to a rolling boil. Then pour water over tea and steep for 5-7 minutes if using a tea bag or full-leaf.
Rooibos, natural vanilla flavor and vanilla beans *This tea does not contain dairy.
Country of Origin
What our Citizens are saying about this great gift of the leaf...
Couldn't live without this tea!
January 23, 2015
I have been drinking this tea for years! Not a big tea fan but can't get enough of this!
January 14, 2015
This tea is my new faborite tea! The aroma is taste is so smooth. I love being able to drink it all day. I think I'll make a cup now.
One of my favorites!
January 06, 2015
West Branch, MI
This tea has a wonderful, smooth flavor! One of my all-time favorites.
Too Much Vanilla
December 20, 2014
I don't like vanilla and didn't by this, it came with my order as a sample. I found this unpleasant both in taste and smell.
November 26, 2014
This has replaced my trusty vanilla chai from the local grocery chain store. I love the sweet, soul soothing flavor and the warm scent. If you're a fan of anything vanilla, then this is definitely for you!
My absolute favorite!!!
August 17, 2014
I have had this tea for almost a year and it is my FAVORITE tea. It has such a beautiful flavor that I never get tired of. Even the smell is wonderful! I recommend this to every tea drinker that enjoys the taste of vanilla.
Best Vanilla Tea Available
July 20, 2014
Smooth but not overwhelming vanilla flavor. Delicious, like a dessert in a cup.
Excellent taste and quality
June 03, 2014
Overland Park, KS
My daughter tried this tea at my mom's house because she had purchased many different flavors. My daughter typically likes tea but I only let her drink decaf and she hasn't found one that she loves. Well now she has! She drinks this every morning and then again at night. Great tasting tea and it's a big bonus that it's decaf.
June 01, 2014
If it's possible to become addicted to a tea....this is the one! I can't get enough.
My Favorite Tea Ever!
May 31, 2014
Love red teas. Love rooibos teas. Love caffeine free. my favorite tea.
May 23, 2014
This is one of my favorite teas. It has great flavor and is simply delicious. I also love that is it naturally caffeine free. I ordered the bulk size.
My favorite of all time
May 15, 2014
This is by far my favorite tea. I love the vanilla smell, the taste, everything about it. If I had to choose one tea to drink for the rest of my life, this would be it. It's good any time - morning, afternoon, or evening!
Great vanilla flavor
April 30, 2014
My kids (10-5yo) and myself have enjoyed the flavor, aroma and taste of this tea.
April 28, 2014
Great flavor and aroma.
Our favorite beverage, period!
April 06, 2014
North Miami, FL
This tea is as good on a frosty mid-morning as it is before bedtime. It's great to help one settle down after a hectic day. We usually drink it strong, 2 or 3 teabags to the mug. No sugar needed…just a "spot" of cream!
March 26, 2014
Best tea ever, I'm hooked om this tea.
March 16, 2014
I drink only herbal tea without caffeine and this is one of my favorite rooibos teas.
March 10, 2014
This was my first experience with red tea and now won't be my last. I usually drink hot tea with honey but this didn't need it as I could definitely taste just enough of the vanilla after swallowing. I look forward to trying it as iced tea. The directions on the tin say to "Sip and Smile" and that's exactly what I do.
February 21, 2014
I received my first can of Good Hope Vanilla for my birthday. I am not a big fan of Vanilla flavored drinks, but this had such a nice mild taste, I fell in love with it at first taste, I have since shared it with a few friends who also like it very much. I also like the fact that I can buy a replacement pack instead of a whole new can. Good for the environment. Go Republic of Tea!
Best of the best
January 17, 2014
St Augustine, FL
I have dozens of flavors and types of tea on my shelf and I like them all, but I keep coming back to this one as my favorite. It's especially nice because there's NO caffeine which keeps me awake so I can have a comforting, cozy cup any time, and always before bed.
January 12, 2014
Macks Creek, MO
So good on a cold winters day.
January 10, 2014
This is an excellent rooibos with an excellent lighter note of earthy vanilla. Good with or without sugar. Quite a nice cup to brew in the evening as the scent (as well as the taste) was quite relaxing. I heartily recommend!
I love this tea
January 02, 2014
I drink this tea every single day and have been buying it at Whole Foods up until they stopped carrying it. I ordered the bulk package of bags because it was cheaper than the now non-existent cans at Whole Foods. I still love the great taste but I have only given it 4 teapots because these bulk bags seem weaker than the cans were. The taste isn't as strong.
Happy New Year to Me!
January 01, 2014
A little gift to me from me! Enjoying relaxing after holiday time, me and my Good Hope Vanilla Tea!
December 25, 2013
Taste so smooth and mellow. A relaxing tea at the end of a busy day just chills me out.
December 23, 2013
I am always on the lookout for a delicious, warm cuppa without caffeine. I like my tea with a spot of milk just like my English friend taught me to drink it:) This tea is perfect after being outside i the snow!
December 20, 2013
Great Valley, NY
This tea is awesome. Nothing like a great cup of tea on a cold winter's night. Great flavor.
December 17, 2013
OMG....I'm not sure it's possible to become addicted to a tea but....I have to have at least 2 cups a day. I love the earthy, sweet taste. Oh ya, I'm addicted!!! Thanks!
December 08, 2013
This is the best tea I've ever tasted. The flavor and the smell are so relaxing at the end of a long day, or just to chill. It has become the only tea I drink now.
The MOST delicious tea on the planet
December 06, 2013
I adore this tea! I never get tired of it. It is delicious with milk or without, sipped or guzzled, cold or hot. It soothes my soul.
I would also like to add that The Republic of Tea has some of the finest customer service on the face of the planet. What a wonderful company.
The best tea ever!
November 29, 2013
Silver Spring, MD
This is the best tea I have ever tasted! I truly enjoy every single cup! I wished it came in K-cups! hint hint wink wink!
Good Hope Vanilla
November 23, 2013
Glen Ellyn, IL
My favorite tea!!!!
November 13, 2013
Grand Blanc, MI
I love the Red Vanilla Tea. I also have your tea at Panera Bread when having lunch there. I will be reordering.
September 23, 2013
I just tried this tea. I thought it was very good and had a wonderful aroma. after i finished my cup I wanted more.
Best Vanilla Tea...
February 13, 2013
I actually discovered the Republic of Tea, and this particular tea, because of a Youtube video. I immediately headed to my local Whole Foods and picked up a tin.
This is truly the best Vanilla Rooibos tea I've had and I've had a few, including Tazo's Vanilla Rooibos. This particular brand has a vanilla taste that comes through without overpowering the tea.
It is truly the best vanilla tea I've tried, hands down.
February 06, 2013
Happy sigh! A tea that is full... and oh-so-satisfying!
My new favorite tea!
February 05, 2013
Sherwood Park, AB
I have had other vanilla rooibos teas, but none have compared to this tea. I usually have this tea in the evening, in a tea latte with a little bit of honey. I love that as a bonus it is gluten free and caffeine free! If you love red tea, then you have to try this tea, the hint of vanilla just adds something extra.
February 04, 2013
I love this tea but it is an acquired taste. Rec'd first as a gift & wasn't sure if I liked it. Now it's my favorite evening tea as NO caffiene. I have become a fan of red tea and have now tried other blends.
January 31, 2013
I haven't had such a lovely vanilla tea...ever! Perfect with a touch of sweetener (honey, sugar, stevia, etc.)for a relaxing cuppa tea!
January 29, 2013
I'm in love!
January 24, 2013
This is the first time I've had a rooibos tea and I love, love, love the Good Hope Red Vanilla! Up to now green tea has been my favorite tea. I think that has just changed.
January 14, 2013
I have never had Rooibos before, but this was so overpowering as a tea. The vanilla was all that I could really taste and I am still unsure of what the actual rooibos tea taste like. Maybe nothing? At any rate, this tea was laborious to drink at near the end of the cup.
December 11, 2012
I Love this tea. It is robust and has a nice sweetness to it. I drink it everyday and I was told it roobios helps give some sort of resistance to colds or flu. All
December 08, 2012
Norfolk , VA
This is a great tea I have a cup every work day after lunch
Vanilla means vanilla
December 05, 2012
When they say "vanilla", they mean "VANILLA". This tea is uber sweet and tastes like you're drinking organic real vanilla extract right from the bottle. This tea would be awesome mixed in with baked goods and compotes, but it's just too much to drink alone. It may also be better mixed with milk and cider spices.
One of my favorites
November 26, 2012
Grand Junction, CO
This has the right amount of sweetness for me - I don't like really sweet teas. I love the vanilla taste.
October 04, 2012
St. Augustine, FL
A wonderful tea. Great flavor. Also good as an iced tea.
The Best Tea I have Ever Had!
October 02, 2012
Athens , TN
This is my all time favorite tea. It is rich and sweet…flavorful.
Perfect Blend of Sweet and Satisfying
October 02, 2012
I am to avoid caffeine but I enjoy something robust in the morning. I'm also trying to stay away from heavy sweeteners, and don't love cream in my tea. This gives me the ideal cup every morning, a wonderful blend of sweetness with enough fullness in the rooibos to balance. My perfect morning blend!
September 27, 2012
Love this iced. It is delicious and soft and my favorite of the rooibos choices!
September 01, 2012
When my friends treated me with this Tea at their home in London. I have gotten "hooked" immediatelly. While it lasted I did not pay attention to brand and name. My curiosity have been avakened, when the tin can has disapered. My friends did not remember the brand and name either. Only six month later I accidentally found this tea in South Tahoe Ridge Resort.
What a pleasure to sip a cup of Good Hope Vanila with touch of honey and milk.
July 13, 2012
Round Rock, TX
I have enjoyed the rich and smooth flavor of this tea. It is easy to drink and leaves a nice flavor still in my mouth after finishing it.
Favorite winter warmer
July 06, 2012
North Lakewood, WA
Love this one in the Winter with a warm muffin before the farm chores begin
July 05, 2012
People in Alabama drink a LOT if iced tea, and I've served this at tea parties with great success. It's also a constant presence in my fridge all summer. In the winter, I drink it after dinner when caffeine is an issue. The vanilla flavor makes it a treat, a little dessert even without added sweetener.
Good Hope Vanilla is just plain YUM
May 24, 2012
This is the best, most flavorful Vanilla Rooibos I've had yet.
May 21, 2012
I'm a coffee addict but this is my afternoon soother as well as pick me up. Double the joy ---
May 18, 2012
Very enjoyable, like a dessert.
May 02, 2012
This is a great tea, very smooth flavors. Very well blended and very flavorful. No sweetener necessary! try it natural and enjoy the great taste!
April 18, 2012
I first had this tea in the sampler cube and did not really think that I would purchase a tin; however, I am on my second tin and love it.
Makes the best Iced Thai Tea!
April 09, 2012
I have this delicious-ness hot in the AM and I also like to keep some brewed up double strength in the fridge to make iced coconut Thai tea with cream...oh ya, it's pretty amazing!!
March 27, 2012
This has been my favorite red tea ever since I had the first cup years ago. I usually serve it to my book group. Once I was out of it and served something else, and one of the members was very disappointed, wanting to know if she could have the tea that I usually serve.
To die for!
March 23, 2012
I happened upon this tea by accident at a World Market and it is delicious! I've ordered lots of extra so I'll never run out!
Special and delicious!
March 18, 2012
This was my first time trying this tea, and have to say, it will not be the last! The flavor is so rich and delicious that I felt totally pampered. Delicious!
March 15, 2012
Round Rock, TX
Wonderful smooth vanilla flavor. I have been enjoying it very much.
February 17, 2012
So delicious. I never really liked drinking tea until I found this. So amazing I drink it all day long. The aroma just puts you in a good mood. Love it!
February 13, 2012
San Anselmo, CA
February 01, 2012
I have tried several varieties of teas and this is hands down my favorite. The flavor is a perfect blend of earthiness, vanilla, and sweet. It is highly addictive. My husband who is not a tea drinker requests for me to make this one for him. Love it!
Replaced my coffee in the AM
January 24, 2012
West Chester, PA
I absolutely love this tea. Everytime I give up coffee to go to this tea. That woody sweet taste helps me wake up in the morning.
Aromatic and tasty!
January 22, 2012
Flavorful, soothing with a lovely finish.
Tastes like a warm hug!
Tastes Exactly Like It's Name
January 18, 2012
the bulk 250 tea bags (Kept in frig)last all year thru sun tea summer brewed with fresh mint to hot tea by the fire brewed with holiday flavors. LOVE this tea best of all the flavs! great value and i never worry about running out.
Captures one from start to finish
January 09, 2012
When first opening the container, a sweet, warm bouquet peeks out and follows the teabag into the cup. It's very tempting to take a sip before allowing this amazing gem to fully steep. Ah, but the wait is worth every minute. This tea definitely takes me to my happy place. The taste is every bit as wonderful as the aroma.
December 26, 2011
This is the best vanilla tea I've ever had! It's a very creamy vanilla flavor. I highly recommend it!
December 17, 2011
one of my favorite teas. even plain, i enjoy the creamy note inside the vanilla.
Good Hope Vanilla Red Tea Bags
December 16, 2011
Smooth and slightly sweet flavor of vanilla tea. Enjoyed the lingering taste until the last sip. One that I would choose again.
December 04, 2011
Smooth and no bitter aftertaste. Smells great. I add honey to my hot tea to make it even sweeter. So nice in the evening when I really don't need more caffeine.
This is what hooked me on Republic of Tea
November 29, 2011
Iowa City, IA
I fell in love with Rooibos tea during my 2003 trip to Botswana. At that time, Rooibos was somewhat of a novelty in the US (at least in Iowa!) I discovered Good Hope Vanilla in a coffee shop and was THRILLED to find a Rooibos that tasted as good as the one I remembered from Botswana. There used to be an entire collection of "South African" Rooibos blends (Botswana Blossom & Safari Sunset - both of which were EXCELLENT). I wish the Republic of Tea would bring back some of these blends.
November 16, 2011
I love the robust taste of the red tea combined with rich vanilla flavor. Just perfect! I ordered the largest size bulk package of teabags so that I'll always have it on hand.
November 16, 2011
I first tried another brand of red tea 6 years ago. I saw then when on the web site and ordered a sample. I enjoy this tea and especially like the fragrance.
Rich, exotic taste
November 15, 2011
This is a very flavorful tea -- perfect for afternoon or evening. It has become an immediate favorite of friends and family members who have sipped it.
My Favorite Tea
November 11, 2011
I first tried this tea years ago when I was introduced to rooibos. Since then I have tried MANY different red teas and loved a lot of them but this one is still my favorite. It is smooth, never bitter, perfect hot or cold, unsweetened or sweetened (I love it with a touch of agave nectar sometimes). I have introduced many people to it and they always come back and tell me they had to go buy a can for themselves. A wonderful tea!
The Honey Makes It Great
November 10, 2011
This is a weak vanilla tea and I wasn't that attracted to it. However paired Vanilla Bean Honey for Tea it was fantastic.
November 07, 2011
This is a great tasting tea! I love the vanilla flavor, and would definitely buy again. I enjoy it hot or iced.
October 31, 2011
I'm really enjoying this tea. Smooth and a nice taste. Calming and relaxing. I like a cup after dinner.
October 31, 2011
Incline Village, NV 89451 United States, NV
BEST TEA EVER!! Smooth, no bite or aftertaste, and perfect for day or night! I can't get enough!!
October 28, 2011
roobis with a hint of vanilla, not the greatest and strongest flavor but alright.
September 03, 2011
I requested samples and found this gem among them. The vanilla flavor is smooth and creamy. Light sipping with an incredible mouth feel.
My new favorite
July 08, 2011
This blend is absolutely amazing. The vanilla is not too strong, creating a slightly sweet concoction. I ordered it in the full leaves and the flavor is impeccable! Defiantly one to try! (Trust me, its so good, i've been drinking three cups a day)
This is the tea that converted me
June 23, 2011
This is it, the one tea that smelled so good I was an instant convert to tea as a hot beverage. Sure I drink iced tea, even year round, but I just wasn't a tea drinker when it came to warm beverages. This one converted me because it smells heavenly and tastes phenomenal!
Tastes as good as it smells!
June 21, 2011
This tea tastes as good as it smells. prefect for the afternoons and evening. I personally like it after dinner.