Product Type: Tetleys Tea
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Tetley Red Bush Tea
Member Name: Whizz11
Tetley Red Bush Tea
Advantages: Tasty, no caffeine
I first received some Tetely redbush tea teabags as a promotion and the marketing obviously worked as I really enjoy this tea and always keep a box in my cupboard.
So, what exactly is Redbush tea? Well, according to an article I read, Redbush (rooibos) is a broom-like member of the legume family of plants growing in South Africa's fynbos. The plant is used to make a tisane called red tea, bush tea (esp. Southern Africa), redbush tea (esp. UK), South African red tea, or simply rooibos. The product has been popular in Southern Africa for generations and is now consumed in many countries. Rooibos is becoming more popular in Western countries, particularly among health-conscious consumers, due to its high level ofantioxidants such as aspalathin and nothofagin, its lack of caffeine, and its low tannin levels compared to fully oxidized black tea or unoxidized green tea leaves.
So, like it says above what I really like about this tea is that it is caffeine free. Most of the time I like caffeine in my tea as I like that pick me up during the day but at night time I prefer not to drink caffeine so this tea is perfect for that. I drink the tea as I would normally drink it, with some milk. This is a black tea and I find its good quite a strong make up to it so I don't leave my tea bag in for long. It's got quite a sweet taste to it, you can definitely tell its a bit different to the normal PG tips taste but its not overly sweet or anything like that. I find it very refreshing and really pleasant to drink and the nice thing is you cannot taste the lack of caffeine in it either which is great.
On the tea bag is says that it is hydrating as water and that tea counts towards your daily fluid intake when you drink 1 cup per sitting spaced out over the day.
The tea is definitely good quality. According to their website, the tea is carefully sourced from the Cedarberg region of South Africa, contributing to the local economy & development of its inhabitants. It is 100% Natural. The Tetley redbush leaves are hand picked from the rooibos plant, grown only in the Western Cape of South Africa, before being cut and dried and nothing is added.
Apparently they say that in a survey of 793 people who drank 2 or more cups of Tetley Redbush a day, 83% said it made them feel refreshed and 60% said healthier. I like the way it tastes and makes me feel of an evening so I would definitely recommend this tea.
Summary: Tetley red bush tea
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