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    Nutritious Teas Anyone?

    I recently came across Rooibus or Red Bush Tea while researching other herbs and was amazed at its nutritional value. Its antioxidant power is 50% greater than that of Green Tea. It also possesses hepatoprotective and anti-tumor properties. I bought the fermented red tea version last week and it's quite yummy. I've read that the 'green' unfermented type is even more potent in terms of healing power. Here's more:

    Rooibos is an ultra fine, delicate tea that has a hearty red color. It has a superior, natural sweetness that is unsurpassed and drinks down like Kukicha twig tea...smooth and succulent with an aromatic after taste.

    Modern medical institutes and, most notably Japan have taken quick notice of the medical benefits of consuming this beverage and have amassed findings on Rooibos including anti-viral, anti-spasmodic and anti-allergic properties. They have also found that Rooibos is over 50 times more active in anti-oxidant properties then green tea! This is good news for a lot of green tea drinkers especially because of the low price of Rooibosit makes a wonderful economical alternative.

    Rooibos is caffeine free, rich in naturally occurring trace elements, and contains healthy amounts of Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Fluoride, Manganese, Zinc, Calcium, and Vitamin C. It also contains fair amounts of alpha-hydroxy acid, which is known to promote healthy skin. This is truly an amazing plant that is just starting to make its way into western culture from its mountain peak home of South Africa.

    Here's a list of abstracts from Pubmed:

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/q...arch&DB=pubmed

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    Is it still Tea if there is no Tea in it?

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    Seneca, thanks for sharing this information. Where did you purchase the red tea? I looked for it while at the grocery store this afternoon--not really expecting to see it--and of course it wasn't there.

    Why is it cheaper than Green Tea? Is it more plentiful?

    ~ "Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear." ~ Ambrose Redmoon

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    It is an herb from South Africa and so it is easier to grow making it cheaper. The particular climate of tea plants , as well as the drying and harvesting makes actual tea leaves more expensive.

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    Hi Martha, I headed right to the health food store to buy it after reading about it but I saw it at Publix (do you guys have this in LA?) in the regular tea aisle last week. They had two brands and both were called Red Bush as opposed to Rooibus.

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    Used to shop at Publix when we lived in Atlanta, but none down in the swamps ... yet. Maybe some of our upper line supermarkets will have it or one of the local health food stores. I can't wait to try it. Thanks again.

    Thanks to you too Brian for that info. Makes sense.

    ~ "Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear." ~ Ambrose Redmoon

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    In my younger day I had a "Mushroom tea" but I do not remember.

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