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    Rooibos Tea

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    I have been ordered to remove caffeine from my consumption for several weeks

    As I am a little slow in roasting some decaf beans I was surprised by my wife with a gift of Rooibos Tea

    This is also called red bush tea and comes from South Africa



    She got it because its caffeine free
    For a first taste - Its not to bad with honey

    Apparently they market it as red coffee as well ?

    KK

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    Re: Rooibos Tea

    Being south african : ) I know it well. It is a staple at home and cheaper in some cases than tea. Here it is "specialty"

    You can get it as a rooibos "espresso" which I tried. It is ok, but just prefer it plain or with a bit of honey

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    Re: Rooibos Tea

    Quote Originally Posted by 07232A2A29291307233F21234C0 link=1300348980/0#0 date=1300348980
    Apparently they market it as red coffee as well ?
    Its marketed as "Red Espresso". Do a search for that and youll find some posts on here about it.


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    Re: Rooibos Tea

    You can get rooibos as tea bags at Coles and Woolworths. I started drinking it when I was in the UK a couple years back as it is now commonly available over there.

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    Re: Rooibos Tea

    Quote Originally Posted by 69616F67657F7F636F670C0 link=1300348980/3#3 date=1300357382
    You can get rooibos as tea bags at Coles and Woolworths. I started drinking it when I was in the UK a couple years back as it is now commonly available over there.
    Yes my wife got the Vital brand organic tea bags
    Second cup was also nice with a little honey

    KK

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    Re: Rooibos Tea

    Quote Originally Posted by 41656C6C6F6F5541657967650A0 link=1300348980/0#0 date=1300348980
    I have been ordered to remove caffeine from my consumption for several weeks
    KK, it is a pity that you have to go off caffeinated drinks for a while.

    Unfortunately some of us may become sufferers of caffeine intolerance, allergy, toxicity or even poisoning.

    Luckily I have none of the above and can enjoy my 6 coffees a day without any suffering.

    I cannot get the same pleasure from rooibos as I do from coffee or tea.

    I hope that a short spell can get you back to normal.

    Barry

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    Re: Rooibos Tea

    Quote Originally Posted by 5D7E6D6D66405B6A717C7E711F0 link=1300348980/5#5 date=1300406095
    KK, it is a pity that you have to go off caffeinated drinks for a while.

    Unfortunately some of us may become sufferers of caffeine intolerance, allergy, toxicity or even poisoning.
    I dont have an intolerance to coffee its because of recent surgery*

    So I will give it a go and abstain from coffee for a short time

    KK

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    Re: Rooibos Tea

    Ive had some good and bad versions.* Like most things discussed on coffeesnobs, the supermarket purchased versions usually are not as good as you will get elsewhere.

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    Re: Rooibos Tea

    I am supposed to consume liquids/drinks that are not diuretic
    That excludes carbonated drinks, alcohol, coffee, tea, juice

    I have been drinking water mostly

    I hope Rooibos is not a diuretic but I have a gut feeling that it probably is

    Anyway how does decaf coffee stack up ??

    KK



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