Just an update for anyone interested.
Today is day 8 in primary. It stopped bubbling a couple days ago, so I thought I'd take a gravity reading and a taste. I plan to leave it for a while longer because of how cloudy the wort originally was, in hopes it will clear up a bit.
First off, it tasted pretty damn good. Notes:
Very fragrant; still smells pretty clearly of rooibos and toasted rice.
Fairly light, velvety mouthfeel. You can definitely taste the rooibos and a toasty-rice taste.
Finishes with a light toasty-ness (as opposed to dark toasty) and a light & pleasant bitterness, both with good linger.
Here's the color... Pretty reddish!
Gravity reading looked like about 1.046 so I guess it still has a ways to go. Does that sound right after a week? The yeast were looking at me like "WTF are you doing here bro"