There’s nothing finer than being greeted by the morning sun, except perhaps, opening a whole bag of sunshine in the form of a tea — or herbal infusion, as the case may be.
Many people I know find it challenging to want to drink hot tea in 89-degree weather, and well, who can blame them? When this is the case, it is especially helpful to start exploring teas and blends that taste just as splendid iced as they do hot.
All this sunny praise and admiration is a direct result of drinking the English Tea Store’s Sunshine Lemon Rooibos — a sweet and tangy blend of Rooibos, Lemon Grass, Calendula and other natural flavors.
Rooibos (pronounced Roy-Bus) is an Afrikaans word meaning ‘Red Bush’. While it is sometimes called “Red Tea,” Rooibos is not actually tea at all, but a shrub (Aspalathus linearis), that grown in South Africa’s Western Cape Region.
From the first whiff of summertime citrus combined with the warm spiciness of the lemon grass, I knew I was going to like this blend. This is a strong, definitive blend that holds together well. Because of the natural sweetness of the rooibos, it makes great iced tea that doesn’t need to be sweetened.
A double bonus about drinking Sunshine Lemon Rooibos is all the health benefits derived from drinking Rooibos. Rooibos is packed with minerals including potassium, calcium, copper, zinc, magnesium and iron and is prized for its anti-oxidant properties too! This mild and fruity flavored infusion can be taken daily as a preventative tonic, as anti-oxidants protect from the oxidation and aging of your cells, while providing nourishing minerals that your body needs. Traditionallym it has also been used to calm internal digestive spasms and cramping, both in adults and used to ease colic in babies.
And if caffeine consumption is something you need to watch, you can enjoy your bag of sunshine morning, noon or night without worry, because this blend has no caffeine!
So start your day off right with a cuppa sunshine with Sunshine Lemon Rooibos.
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