Sunday, August 17, 2008

Redbush Tea - You Wont Believe It!

Commonly called South African red tea or simply red tea or bush tea, the product has been popular in South Africa for generations.

Now rooibos tea is consumed in many countries around the world.

It is naturally calming, it contains no calories which is good if you are watching your weight, can be enjoyed without sugar as it has no bitterness, contains no colorants, additives or preservatives.

Redbush tea is full of iron, potassium, zinc, manganese, so it can help to restore the body's natural balance after a stress day at work.

Rooibos tea is an excellent source of antioxidants and it's packed with health-boosting polyphenols.

If you can't sleep

Just make this tea, add some milk and sugar and you'll drift into deep restful sleep until morning.

If you have a cold or flu

Again serve it with or maybe without milk, add lemon and honey and there you'll have a perfect soothing refresher.

If you have a busy, warm day

Try Redbush tea as a refreshing iced drink served with honey or if you like add some fruit juice and serve with ice cubes.

If you drink Rooibos tea daily you may:

- Reduce anxiety and aid restful sleep
- Help relieve tired legs and may help muscle cramps
- Help fight free radicals
- Help to soothe stomach cramps
- Help manage allergy especially hay fever
- Boost the immune system
- Sooth skin irritation ( you can apply directly to the affected area)
- Maintain healthy teeth and bones
- Help improve memory
- Regulate bowel movements
- Reduce your blood pressure

This lovely tea also acts as a digestive aid and anti-spasmodic, thereby relieving stomach cramps and colic in babies.

What is good is that there are no side effects so it can be drunk freely. As it contains no caffeine, it is safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women, and young children.

How to make you perfect cup of Redbush tea

In a teapot or mug with boiling water add some Redbush bags or just one for a mug.

Leave to infuse for 2-3 minutes, but you can leave it for more, because if is steeped for 5 minutes antioxidant activity increases significantly! Then pour yourself a cup, sit back and enjoy!
You can also prepare in a microwave oven.

For a single mug or cup, place a Redbush tea bag in a cup of cold water and microwave at maximum power for 2 minutes.

Don't forget. Redbush is delicious with cold or hot milk, with lemon or simply on its own. It can be sweetened with sugar or honey but believe me it is naturally so sweet.
I can't praise it enough."

Let's just say- Redbush can be reheated without becoming bitter or losing any flavour.

Enjoy it!

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