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I’m seeing red a lot these days.

It might be because life is a little overwhelming and filled with stupid people.

Or because my hormones are raging like a hangry toddler in a candy store.

Or most likely, because Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I just want to shout, “Bah Humbug”!

Good thing I keep my tea chest stocked with Rooibos Tea. Rooibos tea is an herb that comes from an evergreen South African shrub from the legume family. Sometimes it’s called Red Bush tea, and it is only grown in the mountainous regions South Africa, just north of Cape Town. Rooibos tea is red in colour and has a sweet, earthy flavour similar to black tea, and is prepared in the same way. Not all red teas are Rooibos teas. There is no caffeine and fresh leaves are high in Vitamin C.

Generally the leaves undergo an oxidation process, much like black tea leaves. As the leaves dry, chlorophyll in the leaves breaks downs and tannins are released. Tannins are responsible for the slightly bitter taste in tea.

My personal favourite is Tetley’s Red Vanilla Rooibos, but Day 13 of  my office tea parties (Day 1-4) (5-10), is a new favourite. You’ll have to wait until next Monday to read all about it!

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Red shoes. Red lipstick. Red hair. Red tea.
Always classy, never trashy, and a little bit sassy!

There is a shade of red for every woman. – Audrey Hepburn

Happy Monday!