Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Friday, August 1, 2014

South African Rooibos Tea and Organic Turmeric Ginger Tea

A lot of tea is enjoyed
by this one,
Green tea, Chamomile, White tea, Ginger, Earl Gray and many others.

South African Rooibos Tea
is new to me
and for the life of me
I cannot remember where I heard about it.
Might have been on Dr. Oz
when I think of it I will watch. (and I am not a television person.)

 Rooibos tea has a different taste, needs nothing to sweeten.
a crimson red color
and has a lot of health benefits.
Discovered a number of benefits when I did research.

The next time I have difficulty falling asleep
(which is frequent at this stage of life) I will make a cup.
Chamomile used frequently and may replace it with this new tea.

Recently brewed a cup and poured over ice
and was so good, did not need anything to make it sweeter
and I may replace my Southern ice tea that I drink daily
 with this tea because it needs no sugar.
Sugar is one of my addictions
and trying to cut way back :)

The only tea I ever sweeten
is the Southern ice tea that can always be found
by the 1/2  gallon container in my fridge.
This tea is sweet because it has an addition of  orange and pineapple juice
plus sugar.   Often add a slice of lemon and orange to the glass.

Have noticed this summer that my two youngest granddaughter's
like this tea. I smile because never thought at their age
they would enjoy tea.  When I ask "do you want milk" they reply
"no grandma I will have tea like your drinking."

This post written several days ago
and in the mail just received
"Organic Turmeric Ginger" green tea.
I had never heard of it before
and it was ordered from
a company with the name
"The Republic of Tea."

Turmeric and Ginger both good for inflammation.
Will try this soon...


Pienosole said...

I think there is something special about sharing some tea and having some tea time :-).

Wisewebwoman said...

I've lost touch with tea, I may need to renew acquaintance after this post.

I'm such a coffee (real, bean, dark) fiend.


One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Pienosole and WWW,
I started drinking teas about 6 years ago because of health issues. Green tea really good for you. Learned from my son who does not use tea bags like his mom:) uses the loose tea.
I never drank coffee until the last years in this cottage, now about 2 times a week...

Anvilcloud said...

I am not a tea person, but Sue is, so I usually join her in a cuppa at lunch. We do black tea and the fave is Yorkshire Gold.

Judy said...

I do like Iced Tea, but it's got to be unsweetened! I usually only drink hot tea if I am at a Chinese restaurant, as I love Oolong tea. Not fond of the Japanese Green Tea. Never drank coffee in my entire life.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Anvilcloud and Judy,
always ice tea a favorite drink and now the hot tea
because of so much information on how it helps inflammation.
Need all the help I can get :)

Laura said...

Ahh this is one of my favorite teas... also honeybush, which is quite similar, a little sweeter and lighter in color. Much love to you dear one.

Friko said...

I drink only herbal, non caffeine tea, but many different kinds. No sugar though. I like sweet things but not sweet drinks.

We don’t drink iced tea much, perhaps it is not often too hot for hot tea.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Laura, thank you and I know you are aware how good this tea is for you.
Friko, :)

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