Did you know that Monday, June 10, is National Iced Tea Day? I didn’t, until the folks at Rooibee Red Tea told me about it and wanted to know if I’d like to try some of their tea flavors. Well, of course I did, because just a few weeks earlier I had read some information about how healthy rooibos tea was!
Rooibos, which means “red bush,” is a bush that grows only in South Africa. The leaves from the bush are used to make the tea. Used for generations in South Africa, rooibos tea has a high level of antioxidants, is naturally caffeine-free, and is known for it’s calming and rejuvenating benefits. It has grown in popularity in other parts of the world over the years. After reading about rooibos tea a few weeks ago, I had bought some teabags from my health food store and liked those, so I had a feeling I would like Rooibee Red Tea.
Rooibee Red Tea is the only bottled, ready to drink USDA-organic rooibos tea on the market. I received a bottle of each of their flavors…Watermelon Mint, Peach, Cranberry Pomegranate, Vanilla Chai, and Unsweetened. I really like the flavors…the fruity flavors have a nice light sweetness without being overly sweet, and the Vanilla Chai has a great chai spiciness to it. When I make my own tea, I often drink it unsweetened, so I liked the Unsweetened Rooibee Tea, too!
It’s nice to have a healthy summer drink option…a great alternative to sugary juices and sodas. Rooibee Red Tea is available at Whole Foods, Kroger, Fresh Market, and other select grocery chains and retailers–you can see a more detailed list on their site.
I plan on drinking more rooibos red tea now, because I really like the taste of it. What type of tea do you like best–black, green, red, white, or herbal? Whatever tea you choose to drink, hope you enjoy National Iced Tea Day! 🙂