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Community Level 5VC81

VC81

It's Not Just A Tea.....It's A Lifestyle!!! Review with images

AdvantagesUnique taste; plethora of health benefits; multiple uses

DisadvantagesSome may find the taste too unusual

"...is an ideal beverage for the modern health conscious world. Although it is just beginning to catch on here, in its native South Africa rooibos tea holds 40% of the hot drinks market, and the average South African is reputed to drink around 5-6 cups per day. WHAT IS REDBUSH TEA? The hardy redbush shrub, Aspalathus linearis, grows only in the scenic Cederberg Mountains in the Western Cape of South Africa. The species has specially adapted to ..." Read review
05.12.2005

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The health benefits of Red Bush (rooibos) tea

AdvantagesGood for you and caffeine free

DisadvantagesPossibly an acquired taste

"...coffee shop there, and during the course of my shameless poncing of free beverages, along with a slice of some nice lemon cake he served me some tea which he described as "African bush tea". He's a bit of a tea expert. Alongside the coffee shop he also has a fancy shop that sells all kinds of imported tea, and this was some stuff that he'd just got in which he'd grown quite fond of. I'd never even heard of this stuff before, but I was suitably impressed ..." Read review
18.09.2007

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Community Level 4jlearner

jlearner

Redbush is my tea of choice

AdvantagesTastes great and might just be good for you

DisadvantagesNot everyone likes the taste

"...it is now available in the UK. The name has been anglicised here as Rooibos literally means Red Bush. The tea actually comes from South Africa and grows in the Cape where I come from. It is made from the leaves of a herb called aspalathus linearis and was originally used as a herbal medicine by the by the indigenous Khoisan tribes. This tea is different to the ordinary teas you can buy such as Tetley or PG. Firstly it is caffeine free instead of ..." Read review
20.04.2003

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Community Level 2vlarisma

vlarisma

Health in a Red bush

AdvantagesHealthy

Disadvantagesan aquired taste for sure

"The highlight of my pre-school days was the aroma coming from the kitchen every day at 11 o’clock where my grandmother brewed a pot of Rooibosh tea. I grew up on it and to me it was like mother’s milk but my older siblings disliked the taste and smell. Gran made a strong brew, using the loose leaves (it was not available in teabags then). Definitely an acquired taste, but one worth cultivating. Rooibosch (Aspalanthus linearis) is indigenous to ..." Read review
18.10.2003

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Community Level 5thecatsmot...

thecatsmother

No spoonful of sugar to make this medicine go down

AdvantagesTastes great, positive health benefits, and no caffeine

Disadvantagesa bit pricey compared to black tea

"The first and most obvious thing to say about Redbush Tea is that it tastes good. Otherwise, it would take a real masochist to continue to drink it for its health properties alone. No, it doesn’t taste exactly like normal tea, but it’s the nearest in taste I’ve ever found – slightly sweeter, with an almost nutty aroma and flavour. This natural sweetness means you don’t have to add sugar, though if you are a real died in the wool tea drinker you can ..." Read review
06.11.2002

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Community Level 5lwperkins

lwperkins

Red Alert

AdvantagesObvious benefits to health

DisadvantagesIts an acquired taste

"...and proud of it. Hence the fact, that my brew of choice is Yorkshire Tea, every time. However since I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis last year I’ve been on the lookout for products that can help with my condition without tasting absolutely vile, which is how I came to find out about Redbush Tea. Without getting too technical (or gross) about it, Ulcerative Colitis is an inflammation of the intestine and it isn’t very pleasant. Certain things ..." Read review
15.02.2003

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Community Level 5tiggerishone

tiggerishone

Not My Cup of Tea!

AdvantagesCaffeine free and contains less tannin than normal tea which leads to health benefits

DisadvantagesExpensive, flavour an acquired taste, sometimes a caffeine boost is a necessary evil

"...as a present, but liked the flavour and its lack of caffeine was just what the doctor ordered! He has been the only Redbush tea drinker of the household until today, when curiosity got the better of me... Redbush Tea (or so the box says) is a centuries old drink of the South African Khoi-San tribes and is made only from the leaves of special plants growing in the Cederberg Mountains. Attempts have apparently been made to grow the plants elsewhere, ..." Read review
18.07.2003

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Community Level 2angiegw

angiegw

A Drink with a Difference

AdvantagesNaturally caffiene free

DisadvantagesMuch more expensive than ordinary tea.

"...great, they never quite hit the spot that a lovely cup of tea used to. I also ran into the regular problem that not many of my friends were able to cater for the weirdo who didn't drink tea or coffee. Eventually when I refused another cup of hot blackcurrent, one of my friends dragged out a dusty box from the back of the cupboard and offered me a cup of black Rooibos tea. I have to admit, I did spit it out, it was so disgusting, but it was from a ..." Read review
14.07.2004

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Community Level 4The-Operator

The-Operator

A spoonful of sugar won't make this go down

AdvantagesApparently very healthy

DisadvantagesTastes like something I'd wash my dustbin out with

"Straight to the hub/nub/point. Do you think I can get these people under trade description legislation? It says on the packet “Redbush Tea”. Tea is the biggest word on the packet. Underneath the big “tea”, it says “finest tea”. That word again: tea. This ISN’T tea. If this wasn’t a free sample, I’d complain. I think I will anyway. I must admit to being a trifle confused. I didn’t think you could use a word so inextricably linked to one thing to ..." Read review
19.09.2004

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Community Level 4nomad

nomad

More than just a refreshing drink

Advantagesmany health benefits

Disadvantagesa little bit pricey

"...few different ways to spell the name) tea is a refreshing drink, the source of it is grown in South Africa. Apparently the plant is very fussy where it grows, and attempts to cultivate it elsewhere around the globe have failed! The demand for this good alternative to black tea is growing all the time, mainly because of the health benefits and versatility. Enjoy it either hot or cold, and is a good replacement for black tea or coffee. It contains many ..." Read review
17.11.2003

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Community Level 1Amabren

Amabren

Worth a go

AdvantagesSurprisingly similar to normal tea

DisadvantagesNot exactly like normal tea!

"...it's really pretty similar to the tea we all know and love! On making my first cup I was a little worried by the smell, which reminds me of woodsmoke, rather like matte tea. I don't like matte tea at all! I stared anxiously at it for a while, wondering if I dared try adding milk, or if it would curdle. I added the milk in the end and I'm glad I did - as with normal tea the milk takes the harsh edges off the flavour, making it far less like ..." Read review
07.11.2006

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Community Level 2avd2007

avd2007

feel better with red bush tea

Advantagesnaturally sweet, low in tanning, low in cafeine

Disadvantagessells out fast in shops

"...only tried two brands of The red bush tea company which was the original brand and tetleys red bush. It costs between £1 and £3 for around 40 teabags depending on the make and is easily purchased at your local supermarket. Since I have been drinking African red tea I have felt better and now prefer it to black or green tea. Summary: tastes as good as normal tea but with more benefits ..." Read review
03.12.2008

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Community Level 2jenmil

jenmil

My cup of tea

AdvantagesHealthy

Disadvantagesnon

"...tea but I don't like the caffeine in it. I wouldn't go for decaffeinated tea as I feel that it is not natural. Hence I was pleasantly surprised to read about rooibos or redbush tea, a South African Red Tea. Redbush tea is gaining popularity for its high level of antioxidants as compared to black tea and green tea. My first taste of red bush tea remind me of a floral tea. There is a nice floral fragrant, smell like camomile to me though it is ..." Read review
07.09.2008

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Community Level 1a9oble

Quick review of The Redbush Tea Company - Redbush Tea Bags

"I ordered some of this on a friends recommendation. Unfortunately after a month the company had still not shipped my order. They did not respond to my attempts to contact them so I cancelled the order and asked the credit card company to remove the charge, which they did (the company charged my card within a day of placing the order). So it may be great tea, but if there is nowhere else to buy it I am not going to be able to try it.
12.12.2007

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Community Level 1chococat

chococat

glad to drink redbush

Advantagesit can be drunk with milk, the taste and appearance resemble normal tea

Disadvantagesnone i can think of!

"...will tell you all about the health benefits both of the herb it's made from and the avoidance of tannin and caffeine, but i'd like to stress that it's just plain enjoyable! it can be drunk with or without milk and is great used in recipes: baking, main courses, etc. i also like that fact that the herb it's made from is a traditional south african remedy, used by many of the different peoples who live there. ..." Read review
31.03.2003

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