Most of the rooibos blends I’ve tried here on the show are oxidized, which is why the tea has that auburn color. Unoxidized rooibos like this kind from M&K’s Tea Company is called green rooibos.
So what does it taste like? Think of a lighter, more verdant rooibos with hints of fresh hay. The honeyed root sweetness is still there, but the lack of oxidation makes for an overall lighter cup. I’m a fan!