Also known as red tea, or red bush tea, the first time I came across this Rooibos tea was in a book by an author I adore to read:
His No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series is asolutely joyful to read. His main character, Precious Ramotswe, was constantly brewing this tea. It made me wonder about it, but I never bothered to look into it.
Lately however, we’ve been on a bit of a health kick. Not that we aren’t normally conscious of what we eat. We focus on eating a mostly whole food diet, with few processed or refined items on the menu. We never buy fat-reduced items, but we do try to stick to whole grains as much as possible.
Unfortunately, some bad habits do prevail. There’s coffee…and chocolate…and that lovely glass of wine with dinner….
The point is, we keep it in check, the bad habits I mean. At the same time, it can’t hurt to increase healthier choices whenever possible.
But living in a place in Canada where winter has decided to grace us a tad longer (just stop teasing us with all this warmth if you’re going to send us another deepfreeze for crying out loud!), keeping warm with a healthy drink is constantly on my mind.
So I picked up some of this red tea I keep hearing about.
Naturally caffeine free, Rooibos tea it is chock full of antioxidants. It’s also supposed to help reduce nervous tension.
Great! I got some of that today…
I decided to taste it without milk, sugar or lemon. Just by itself. And it tastes fine. Even though I’m not a big tea fan, I can drink it without stuff in it. Wonder if I can make it a habit…
Maybe it’s time to re-visit the Java in Javamom.