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A great antioxidant tea. You know the benefits of green tea, well this is RED tea., which is a mild, slightly sweet tea with antioxidant properties 30 times greater than green tea, and very low levels of tannins, unlike black and green tea. And it is very low in polyphenols, so it will not interfere with other herbs or medications. As with green tea, Rooibos is also anti-cancer. This is in large part due to a chemical in red tea that is very similar in structure, and with the same properties, as superoxide dismutase (SOD), an antioxidant, antiinflammatory and immune stimulatory enzyme produced by cells. SOD also responds to interferons, producing peroxides that help to kill cancer cells, kill pathogens, and activate white blood cells. Used for nervous tension, asthma, allergies, digestive problems, gout, lowering LDL cholesterol and raising HDL cholesterol.
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Redbush Tea, also known as Rooibos, has been used by African tribes and bushmen as a source of nutrients for years.
If you drink Rooibos (Redbush) tea from South Africa, for example, you can buy shampoo and conditioner here made from the same leaf.
Clynton, who runs Flannel's first floor restaurant in Churchill Way, Cardiff has fond memories of growing up in South Africa where his great grandparents learned about rooibos (redbush) tea, the bushmen's favourite brew, and began to produce it on a large scale.
Organic Green Mate Tea with Redbush--the best of the--fragrant redbush leaves from South Africa and intense mate from South America.
While the bulk of tea produced in our region is the traditional variety, green tea, de-caffinated and Redbush - made from Rooibos plants from South Africa - are among those climbing the tea tasting charts.
" Charbrew specialises in unusual flavours with spices and dried fruit added to the tea to create blends including Strawberry Cream tea and Tropical Rooibos, a blend of South African redbush mixed with cardamom, coconut, orange peel and lemon grass.
Or the lakes of PG Tips that I've drunk (well, before I discovered Redbush).
Shemakes her own highly effective cold cream, which doubles as a night balm, and her favourite soap features redbush tea - she loves the fragrance and its speckled nature from the tea leaves.
Demand for South African Redbush tea has leapt 73 per cent since it featured in Alexander McCall Smith's best-seller, The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency.